Going vegan is a great way to improve your overall health. In fact, a growing number of vegan doctors are recommending that their patients switch to plant-based or mostly plant-based diets to help prevent heart attacks, decrease their risk of cancer, and help them shed excess fat.
Switching to a plant-based diet can help you get rid of the excess fats and sugars that you’ve been consuming as part of your previous Western meat-heavy diet.
If you want to go one step further and really get some added health benefits, then you may want to consider the vegan alkaline diet.
If nothing else, adding some vegan alkaline meals to your weekly routine is a great way to get more of the healthy vitamins and minerals your body needs to survive!
In today’s post, I’ll be reviewing some of the best vegan alkaline recipes that I’ve tried over the past few months. Most of them are super-simple and can be cooked in less than forty-five minutes, so don’t be afraid to try some!
Are you ready to take your health to the next level?
What Is The Vegan Alkaline Diet?
The late Dr. Sebi, a Haitian doctor known for promoting herbal medicine and plant-based living, was one of the biggest proponents of the alkaline diet. In his lectures and lessons, he often expounded upon the benefit of consuming more alkaline foods and fewer acidic foods.
The philosophy behind the alkaline diet is that our body needs to maintain a balanced pH level. When our bodies become acidic, we’re at higher risk for cancer, inflammation, injury, stress, and disease. Unfortunately, many of the main staples in Western diets are acidic foods, such as:
- Grain and processed grain
Nutritionally speaking, none of the foods are that “bad” for you when eaten in moderation. However, the average American consumes all of these foods multiple times per day, which certainly isn’t healthy.
Of course, as vegans, we naturally avoid some of these foods anyways. However, even vegan “meat” like Beyond Meat can be considered acidic when you break down the ingredients and look at the high protein content.
By contrast, alkaline foods are foods that promote a more alkaline (opposite of acidic) pH in the body. By consuming more alkaline foods, we can help balance out the pH in our body and prevent some of the negative health effects of an acidic state.
Some of the most popular alkaline foods include:
- Dark leafy greens
Granted, the alkaline diet hasn’t been officially proven. The theory of acid and base levels in the body is still up for debate as far as medical science is concerned. That being said, the alkaline diet is full of super-healthy superfoods, so there’s no way that it can possibly be bad for you!
If you’re interested in learning more about the alkaline diet, check out this interesting video:
The Best Vegan Alkaline Meals To Try: Simple & Delicious!
Now that you know a little bit more about the alkaline diet, let’s take a look at some truly delicious alkaline meals that you can cook at home!
Most of these recipes are relatively quick to cook and can be made with simple, easy-to-find ingredients.
I absolutely loved these stuffed bell peppers! They’re 100% vegan, meat-free, and made with a vegan cheese alternative that’s made from healthy plant-based ingredients (nuts), which are all alkaline.
To make these stuffed peppers, all you have to do is chop the top off of the pepper, remove the seeds, and stuff all of the healthy alkaline ingredients inside. Then, you put them on an oven rack and broil them until they’re juicy and delicious.
You can experiment with the recipe by trying different alkaline foods as well! The best part is these can be prepped and cooked in less than thirty minutes!
If you’re looking for a light, delicious, and nutrient-packed salad, then the Super Alkaline Salad is a great side dish to eat alongside your favorite vegan protein.
This salad is made using all alkaline foods, such as watermelon, broccoli, raspberries, avocado, kale, almonds, papaya, cucumbers, dates, and goji berries.
Then, it’s topped with a “master tonic” that’s made from herbs and root vegetables like ginger, onions, jalapeno, turmeric, and more. It makes for a spicy, delicious, herbal tonic that doubles as a salad dressing.
This recipe caught my eye right off the bat, so I had to try it. I’m also a HUGE fan of vegan cheesecake, so I figured, “Why not?” It’s made with real strawberries and the creamy “cheese” base is made from sea moss gel, agave, sea salt, walnuts, dates, key lime, and coconut.
It’s definitely not anywhere close to as sweet as real cheesecake. However, the texture is very similar and it’s sweetened with all-natural fruits, so it contains absolutely zero sugar.
I will say that the cooking process is a little bit lengthy and involved. But if you have some time and want to have some fun in the kitchen, then this is a great treat to try your hand at!
Kamut is a traditional grain that’s known as “pharaoh grain,” as it was used by the ancient Egyptians. The grain is far healthier than wheat and is generally considered to be alkaline.
Aside from this, chickpea flour, water, and coconut milk are used to make a thick, creamy sauce that’s somewhat similar to alfredo.
Lastly, dark leafy kale is added to the pasta and sauce, and stirred in to make for a creamy, healthy, alkaline salad!
Who said that tacos couldn’t be vegan and alkaline? Unlike most vegan tacos that are made with vegan “meat,” though, these alkaline tacos use ground-up nuts as the primary source of protein.
Specifically, walnuts and Brazil nuts are tossed in a creamy blend of tomato, onion, and mushroom sauce.
The result is a meat-like filling that tastes remarkably similar to ground beef. If you want to be extra healthy, I recommend using raw vegan wraps made from veggies instead of your traditional flour tortillas.
This delicious vegan mac n cheese recipe is 100% cheese and dairy-free, so it’s both vegan and alkaline! It starts with boiled pasta shells, preferably made from an alkaline base, such as chickpea flour or quinoa.
Then, butternut squash, walnuts, red onions, Brazil nuts, and hemp milk are blended together with several seasonings to create a creamy, cheese-like sauce that’s drizzled over a pan of noodles. The mac n cheese is then baked until it’s golden brown and delicious.
It’s an excellent side dish or main dish, depending on how hungry you are! It’s also loaded with natural protein from the nuts, so you don’t need to eat it with any vegan protein.
Vegan ramen is and has always been one of my favorite dishes! However, this alkaline twist makes it all the more healthy.
It’s made using enoki mushrooms, ginger, sesame, and grapeseed oil, and seasoned with chili and sea salt. If you’re looking for something warm, delicious, and spicy, this will do the trick!
Lentils are not only an excellent source of protein but they’re also an alkaline food. If you love the flavor of Indian curry, then you’ll love this easy-to-make stew. In addition to lentils, it’s made with carrots, onions, ginger, cloves, cumin, turmeric, fresh chili, black pepper, and sea salt.
The result is an herbal, slightly spicy, and very earthy-tasting curry that makes for an excellent main dish! You can also eat it with a small side of long-grain rice if you’re looking for something a bit more “plain” to offset the strong taste of the curry.
This alkaline fried “rice” actually doesn’t have any rice at all. Instead, it’s made using a blend of finely chopped cauliflower, broccoli, and purple cabbage.
When they’re blended together, it makes for a rice-like texture. The fried rice is loaded with healthy herbs and seasonings as well, so it’s as delicious as it is healthy!
This was a very interesting dish that tastes very similar to real Italian lasagna. It starts off with an alkaline pasta base.
Then alkaline veggies and herbs are added in between the layers to make for a delicious lasagna that’s packed full of vitamins and minerals. I ate mine with a side of delicious tomato sauce!
Conclusion – The Best Vegan Alkaline Meal I’ve Tried
If I had to pick one meal to cook over and over again, I’d say that the Alkaline Mac’n’Cheese was the best vegan alkaline recipe. I loved how simple and easy it was to cook, and it was incredibly delicious as well!
If you’re looking for pre-made vegan cheese to make your own homemade vegan mac n cheese with, be sure to check out my list of the best vegan cheese brands next!