1 Week Alkaline Diet Detox Meal Plan

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In times of stress it's especially important to look after your health. That's why I decided to take a break from chocolate and other "comfort food" (aka emotional eating), and stick to an alkaline diet for a week, as a sort of cleanse.

As I've already written a detailed blog post on my alkaline diet detox two years ago, I'm going to skip the introduction to the alkaline diet, and get right to the meal plan!


The general rule is: avoid processed foods, meat, dairy, eggs, fish, sugar, grains, alcohol and caffeine. Instead, eat natural, wholesome foods, the majority being vegetables.



What I ate : 7 Day Alkaline Meal Plan

- DAY ONE -

Breakfast

- Buckwheat tigernut barley porridge (ground tigernuts, ground roasted barley, buckwheat flakes, hot water, unsweetened almond milk, dried dates, banana, fresh berries)

 
Lunch

- Leftover curry from the day before (basmati rice, zucchini, hokkaido pumpkin, red bell pepper, chickpeas, coconut milk, ginger, Indian curry powder)

Dinner

- Broccoli quinoa salad (quinoa, broccoli, red bell pepper, peanut butter)

Snack

- homemade raw protein bar (dates, almond flour, cacao powder, flaxseed, cinnamon, salt)
- dates dipped in almond butter 




- DAY TWO -

Breakfast

- Strawberry shortcake smoothie (banana, frozen strawberries, almond butter, oats, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg)



Lunch

- leftover broccoli quinoa salad from the day before, with a dollop of homemade hummus from my flatmate


Dinner

- rice lasagna (cooked whole grain rice layered with thinly sliced zucchini, red bell pepper or carrots, diced tomatoes, garlic and herbs) - similar recipe (but with rice)

Snack

- pomegranate fruit bar
- mango fruit bar
- dates and almonds


- DAY THREE -

Breakfast

- Apple pie chia pudding (chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla bean, agave syrup, cinnamon, applesauce, banana, leftover quince from the day before (alternatively: apples), chopped almonds, coconut yoghurt)


Lunch

- leftover rice lasagna from the day before

Dinner

- Turmeric cauliflower curry (cauliflower, coconut milk, red bell pepper, canned tomatoes, red lentils, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin)

Snack

- raw protein bar (dates, cashews)
- dates and almonds
 


- DAY FOUR -

Breakfast

- Superfood smoothie (banana, frozen mixed berries, coconut milk, baby spinach, ginger, flaxseed, cinnamon, turmeric, hemp hearts)

 
Lunch

soba noodle stir-fry (buckwheat noodles, red bell pepper, leek, zucchini, green beans, celery stalks, mung bean sprouts, ginger, spices)
 
Dinner

- Potato bean and zucchini salad (potatoes, needle beans, zucchini, onion, garlic, sesame seeds, tahini, spices)


Snack

- trail mix
- orange fruit bar
 
 - DAY FIVE -

Breakfast

- Millet porridge with fruit compote (millet, water, almond milk, raisins, vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, shredded coconut, quince, applesauce, dates, walnuts, sesame seeds)


Lunch


- leftover potato bean and zucchini salad from the day before, with an additional side salad made of raw fennel, apples, spring onion, and sesame

Dinner

- Brown lentil soup with broccoli and basmati rice

Snack

- a few slices of gluten-free banana bread from my boyfriend (bananas, buckwheat flour, ground oats, coconut oil, chopped pistachios)


- DAY SIX -

Breakfast

- Congee (rice, water, unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon, cardamom, kiwi, passion fruit, hemp seeds, coconut yoghurt)


Lunch

- leftover brown lentil soup from the day before

Dinner

- coconut yoghurt with carob powder
- peanuts
- apple
- charcoal smoothie
- amaranth fruit bar

 

- DAY SEVEN -

Breakfast

- Coco quinoa bowl (cooked quinoa, unsweetened almond milk, shredded coconut, banana, fresh berries)



Lunch

- Potato salad (potatoes, avocado, chickpeas, red bell peppers, pickles, celery, radishes, spring onion, mustard)


Dinner

- leftover potato salad

Snack

- Avocado chocolate pudding (avocado, banana, dates, cacao powder) 



In terms of beverages, I consumed mostly filtered tap water, as well as some unsweetened Ayurvedic teas. I aim to drink at least 2 litres a day. 

As always, I took my daily B12, and I also took some natural valerian pills each night to ensure a profound sleep.

To further detoxify my body, I did oil pulling every morning.

If you give it a try, let me know how your alkaline week goes :)


Maisy

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