Alkaline Forming Foods

Hopefully you are enjoying the fruits of summer. I have been shopping at the Farmer’s Market each week and have tasted some delicious fruit.  I wanted to let you know of the highest alkaline forming fruits. Strawberries, Blackberries, and Raspberries. Nectarines, Papaya and Pineapple. Watermelon, Cantaloupe and Honeydew. Think of these fruits when preparing a meal or snack. I like to slice up melon and keep it in the fridge for go to snacks. For breakfast, I have been making fruit smoothies. This you can do with any fruit combination that you favor. I posted a recipe a few weeks ago.  Also, think of eating fruit for dessert. Nectarines are at there finest right now. Slice them and squeeze some lime juice on them and sprinkle fresh mint on top. This is a lovely presentation and a delicious dessert. Pineapple is another fruit that makes a great dessert. You can serve it cold or hot, think about throwing some pineapple slices on the barbeque or under your broiler. You can baste them with a little maple syrup. How good does that sound. Papaya’s are my favorite. I favor the ones that come from Hawaii. All they need is a squeeze of fresh lime juice and I am happy. They also are a great container for holding a small salad. There are many uses for fruit, we have to get creative and work them into our cooking. Try adding some fruit to your green salads. You will be amazed how much better you salad will taste with some fresh fruit added. This is making me hungry, I think I will go into the kitchen and have some fruit. Happy Cooking