Here’s two popular recipes from Ross Bridgeford at https://liveenergized.com that he shares with his Alkaline Base Camp clients. I haven’t tried them yet, but definitely plan to and they sound great for making (and sharing!) during this holiday season.
The first one is full of healthy fats, protein and has very little sugar per serving…..
Ross’ Alkaline Salted Caramel Slice
Makes 12 Slice
1.5 cups of shredded coconut
6 soft Medjool dates
A pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut cream
3 Medjool dates
2 tbsp coconut syrup
A pinch of Himalayan salt (or any natural / sea salt)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup tahini
a few drops of vanilla essence
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp cacao powder
a few drops of vanilla
1 tbsp coconut syrup
- Start by blending the base ingredients together until they look like a regular ‘biscuit base’ then add these to a baking tin (regular round one or a rectangle one – whichever you have)
- Next blend the layer one ingredients and add this on top of the base.
- Now make layer two by, you guessed it, blending these ingredients together and add these on top!
- If you are going to eat all of them between yourself, family, guests, etc these within a couple of days, put straight into the fridge. However, if you are planning on having them slowly over a week or two, cover and put in the freezer as sliced, individual serves.
- You can remove them and enjoy within just 10-15 minutes of taking them out of the freezer.
And that’s all there is to it! Takes so little time, can be made at the last minute and it needs only 9 ingredients!
Warming Hearty Pumpkin & Ginger Soup
This soups is super-alkaline, highly anti-inflammatory and it’s antioxidant-rich too! You can enjoy it either chunky or blended smooth.
The ginger is especially anti-inflammatory, and also powerfully anti-carcinogenic too. And the combination of the antioxidants in the pumpkin and carrots are fantastic for repairing oxidative damage to DNA, as well as supporting the cardiovascular system.
1 medium sized butternut squash or pumpkin
2 large carrots
1 large red onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 fresh red chili
1 cm piece of fresh ginger
1.2 litres of vegetable stock
Juice of 1 orange (optional)
Fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper
- First up, you need to cut the onion and garlic cloves into nice fine pieces. Now get going on the squash by peeling it and cutting it into cubes, about 1 cm square. Peel the carrots and cut a similar size.
- Now, carefully de-seed the chili and cut it into small pieces. Wash your hands thoroughly now, and then peel the ginger and chop roughly.
- Heat the oil (coconut is preferable) in a large pot and gently fry the onion and garlic on a low heat until they begin to soften (approx 4 min). Throw in the carrot and squash and season and then fry for another 5-6 minutes until it all starts to soften a little. Add more oil if you need it here.
- Next add 1.2 litres of organic/yeast free vegetable stock, the ginger, chili and thyme leaves. Bring it all to the boil and then simmer for about 25 min until the squash and carrots are soft.
- Now is the fun part – throw it all into a blender and puree it up until it is smooth and then squeeze in the orange juice. Delicious!
Personal note: I plan to just use some hot sauce and/or crushed red pepper flakes to give it a little kick and save the time and effort of dealing with the chili pepper.
And check out this post from a year ago with some yummy soup recipes that may help you lose any holiday weight gain you experience:
If you’re in need of some interesting appetizer recipes, look no further than this post from Pure Wow. Some of them may not be all that healthy, but all of them certainly could add pizzazz to a holiday gathering:
And check out these two previous Self-help Health posts for more great recipes and healthy DIY holiday ideas:
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