Do you find it challenging to choose the best dish to have for breakfast before you head out? Well, you are not alone as many people face this challenge. Poor choice of a breakfast meal can be the beginning of a really bad day. You do not want to find yourself in the office, bloated or with stomach aches. Such scenario can be uncomfortable and resultantly affect your performance at work. It is advisable to select alkaline breakfast options that are friendlier to the stomach.
Most people tend to be in a rush while preparing to go to work. However, some manage to make simple breakfast dishes to give them energy to maneuver their daily grind. Remember to take time and prepare a healthy breakfast to give you that much-needed kick to start off your day.
Alkaline foods are associated with improved kidney health, lower chances of cancer, lower risk of heart diseases, and enhanced growth of healthy hormones. The following are some alkaline breakfast ideas you should include in your diet to supply you with essential nutrients and vitamins, boost your energy levels and improve your overall health.
Chia Seed Fruit Pudding
Chia seeds are rich in omega 3, which is very rich in protein, and helps in strengthening the body. According to Medical News Today, chia seeds are known to be rich in nutrients and include compounds such as fibers that help in digestion and prevention of constipation.
Chia seeds are the best remedy for individuals interested in weight loss as they contain about 14% of protein. The excess consumption of protein leads to loss of appetite, which eventually leads to weight loss. Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants, which are useful in digestion of the body fats. Follow these steps to prepare a delicious chia seed fruit pudding:
1 ½ cups dairy-free milk
½ cup chia seeds
1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup (more or less to taste)
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- Add and mix dairy free milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and chia seeds in a bowl.
- Refrigerate for at least 6 hours until the pudding becomes thick and creamy.
- You can choose to have the pudding as it is or add a layer of fresh fruit.
Soup is mostly known as an appetizer taken prior to a main dish. Did you know that soup can also work perfectly as an alkaline breakfast to get you started for the day? A Huff Post article suggests that the soup should comprise onions, garlic, carrots, rosemary, water, and cauliflower. These vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals essential in preventing diseases by strengthening body immunity. Such a soup would be the best remedy for those who have low appetite issues as it helps increase one's appetite.
Vegetable soup is also useful in preventing heart diseases and cancers. Vegetable soup has low cholesterol levels ideal for weight loss and prevention of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes. Vegetable soup also has anti-inflammatory effects and can be used as a detox agent. Follow these steps to prepare a great vegetable soup:
Carrots (finely chopped), cabbage (finely grated), sweetcorn, peas, beans, spring onions, one tablespoon cornstarch, coriander leaves (finely chopped), water, cooking oil, sugar, salt
- Properly wash and chop vegetables into fine pieces.
- Add spring onions, garlic, and ginger into a frying pan (with oil).
- Add the vegetables and saute for about 3 minutes on moderate to high flame.
- Add water to the sautéed vegetables, cover with a lid and let the mixture boil for about 3 minutes.
- Add the corn kernels to the boiled veggies.
- In a separate bowl, stir cornstarch until it thickens.
- Add the cornstarch as soon as the veggies start to boil in water.
- Stir until the mixture thickens.
- Add sugar and salt to the mixture as you taste.
Tomato Avocado Toast
According to BBC Good Food, tomato and avocado have been proven to promote hair and skin health, and also prevent heart diseases. Avocado tomato toast is an alkaline combination thats easy to prepare and a good breakfast option. Lemon can also be incorporated to spice up the tomato avocado toast. Lemon is crucial in reducing the acid levels in the stomach and essential in the prevention of stomach ulcers. Lemon also helps boost an individual's immune system. If you are looking to lose weight, a glass of lemon water to accompany your tomato avocado toast would be a good idea. Lemon has compounds that help burn the cholesterol in the body.
Tomatoes are rich in a compound known as lycopene, which is responsible for preventing heart diseases and helps in skin care. Avocados are rich in vitamins and fibers, which will help boost your body’s immunity and easen the digestion of food. Avocados contain saturated fats and are used in weight loss. Follow these steps to prepare tomato avocado toast:
2 slices of gluten-free bread
½ avocado smashed
½ heirloom tomato, sliced
½ lemon, juice only
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Chopped basil for garnish
Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Begin by toasting your bread (optional)
- Mash the avocado until you achieve desired consistency.
- Slice tomatoes to desired sizes.
- Onto the toasted bread, spread the mashed avocado, and add a layer of sliced tomatoes.
- Add salt and pepper and some lemon juice.
- You can add cayenne pepper for more flavor
- Serve and enjoy.
Ingredients needed for the preparation of blueberry porridge include buckwheat groats, chia seeds, almonds, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, blueberries, and stevia. This porridge is rich in nutrients essential for body development, boosting the immune system, and preventing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes. When you take blueberry porridge routinely, you lower your chances of developing colon cancer.
This is because the porridge is rich in fibre that encourages proper digestion of food. Taking warm blueberry porridge also encourages weight loss as it reduces the cholesterol levels in the body. Follow these steps to prepare blueberry porridge:
½ cup gluten-free oats
½ cup almond milk
2 tablespoons dairy-free yogurt
½ teaspoon maca powder
1 teaspoon maple syrup
¼ cup blueberries
- Add and mix maca powder, milk, oats, yogurt, and maple syrup in a bowl.
- Cover and refrigerate for around 3 hours.
- Add a dash of water in a pan and add the blueberries and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
- Release the juices as soon as the berries begin to soften.
- Add the premade mixture of oats to the berries.
Alkalizing Super Shake
This item is the easiest on the list to make! The ingredients you need to prepare alkalizing super shakes include cucumber, kale leaves, ginger, avocado, mint, coconut water, lime juice, chia seeds, and coconut oil. The combination is blended to make a very delicious and nutritious drink that you can have for breakfast.
According to Dr. Sebi of Health line, these types of shakes have various health benefits, including boosting the body's immune system due to its richness in vitamins. The mixture has compounds responsible for maintaining skin health, preventing heart diseases, and lowering the body's cholesterol levels. The fiber content of the shake prevents constipation. Follow these steps to prepare alkalizing super shakes:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 kiwi fruit
A handful spinach
A handful of ice cubes
- Blend coconut milk, cucumber, banana, kiwi fruit, spinach, and ice cubes until you achieve a fine smoothie mixture.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should not be taken for granted and prepared in a rush. In any case, it is time to invest time and prepare well-balanced dishes that will guarantee you adequate energy levels and better digestion, and ensure that you keep lifestyle disease and cardiovascular complications at bay.