Zoodles with avocado pesto

Zoodles with a nice sauce – that’s my favorite meal in the moment! It’s incredibly healthy and soo delicious! With the amount of ingredients I’ve listed, you will have enough for 2 persons or for one very very hungry one! And it’s also suitable as an alkaline lunch or dinner. 🙂

Ingredients Zoodles

  • 2 – 3 zucchinis
  • optional: coconut oil

Ingredients Avocado Pesto

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • at least 20 g basil
  • 3-5 g cloves of garlic
  • salt + pepper
  • juice of 1/2 an orange
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts

Instructions

Zoodles

  1. Make the zucchinis to noodles with a spiralizer.
  2. You can eat them raw or you can fry them in coconut oil. I like it better when they are warm.

I bought a really cheap spiralizer from ebay, thus the zoodles aren’t in a perfect shape. I also couldn’t use everything of the zucchini, so I made some “zucchini medaillons”  with the parts I coulnd’t spiralize.  But you could also just cut the zucchini in very small stripes if you have no spiralizer.

Pesto

  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth.

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Watermelon juice

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I saw this juice all over instagram, but I wasn’t sure if I would like it. So the best way to find it out is trying. Long story short: I loved it! It’s really refreshing and yet soooo sweet (obviously depending on the water melon). It kind of tastes as if it’s made with a ton of sugar – but it’s not, which makes it really cool.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a big watermelon
  • 1 handfull of lemon balm

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Instructions

  1. Cut, Blend, Sift, Drink. So easy!
  2. I enjoyed it the most with some ice cubes and a bit of lemon juice on top.

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alkaline food

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Today’s issue is about the acid-base balance. What’s this? As you know there is sour, neutral and sweet food. But the acid-base balance has nothing to do with the taste of the food. A lemon is an alkaline food and sugar is an acid food. Simply put, it’s about the effect that the food has on the body. And it matters which substances get produced while digesting that food.

It’s an alkaline food when it has a positive impact on the body and when it provides the body with alkaline minerals or when it activates the body own’s production of bases. Reverse it applies for acidic food: It’s acidic when it has a negative impact on the body and when it produces bad substances while digesting. But it’s important to know, that there is not only good and bad: there are also good acids!

Important is to have a great balance. The body needs more alkaline food than acidic food. If you eat too much of the (bad) acidic food those substances get stored in your body and cause damage to your cells. On a long term this can have serious diseases as a consequence. For example: 90 % of the cholesterol gets produced by your body! Cholesterol is actually a really important substance in your body. Only 10 % of the cholesterol in our body is from the food we eat. So if someone has a high cholesterol level and has to stop eating meat, eggs and milk, it’s not only because of the high percentage of cholesterol in this food. It’s because the arteries of that person are in a really bad condition and the body produces a lot of cholesterol to repair the damage in the arteries. The type of cholesterol (LDL) that stays in the arteries is called the bad cholesterol. It stays in the arteries, which causes that their inner diameter gets smaller and that they get brittle. It also increases the blood  pressure as the blood needs more “power” to get through the arteries. In the same time it repares the damaged arteries as it functions as a sort of cement material. So the big amount of meat, eggs and milk that person might have consumed wasn’t bad because of the cholesterol, but because of (inter alia) it’s acidic quality that caused a bad condition of their arteries.

I found a really good chart that presents a great overview about all the alkaline, neutral and acidic food! You might have to open it at its original source which I linked below.

alkaline food chart “the alkaline sisters”  http://www.alkalinesisters.com

If you want to take a closer look at this chart and if you want to see other fantastic charts concerning the acid base balance:
http://ayucar.com/YWxrYWxpbmUtZm9vZC1jaGFydA/

If you are interested in this topic you might also wanna visit: http://www.alkalinesisters.com  and check out a ton of delicious recipes and plenty of information about alkaline food!

I learned about alkaline food in my apprenticeship as a consultant for holistic health and nutrition. I’m thrilled about this topic, as it helped me with my skin and also with my PMS (the less the body has to detox, the less pain you experience before and while menstruation).

I intend to post a lot of alkaline food recipes, so make sure you check my website frequently.

I wish you an amazing day!

Nina Riccarda