The Ultimate Alkaline Grocery List

From Get Off You Acid’s Dr Daryl Gioffre.

While most diets focus on the foods you should avoid, going alkaline is all about what you can eat — whether in moderation or in abundance — to make you feel better than before. Alkaline is a celebration of food, not a rejection of it. And summer is the best time to celebrate!

Going to the grocery store isn’t such a nightmare when there are so many foods you can experiment with and try for the first time.  It’s time to reroute your regular grocery run and pick up some unfamiliar items that will spring life back into your kitchen and make you feel amazing in the meantime. My ultimate alkaline shopping list includes many items from your weekly shopping list, but also many that you might not be using often (but should!), such as turmeric, watercress, lemongrass, adzuki beans and more.

Always shop organic when possible to be sure you’re not consuming chemicals in your produce that can harm more than they’re helping.  I recommend buying fresh rather than frozen and making frequent, short trips to the grocery store rather than getting more than a week’s worth of food.

What to do with it all? Every item is included in at least one recipe on my Get Off Your Acid blog.

VEGETABLES & HERBS

  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers (red or yellow, avoid green)
  • Carrots
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumber
  • Dill Garlic
  • Ginger root
  • Kale
  • Lemongrass
  • Mint
  • Onion (Vidalia, white and/or red)
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Scallions (green onions)
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Turmeric (root or powder)
  • Watercress
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini

FRUITS

  • Avocados
  • Coconut (meat/milk/water)
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

OILS & SPICES

  • Avocado oil
  • Cayenne
  • Chipotle (dried or fresh)
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut oil (cold-pressed)
  • Cumin
  • Curry Powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive oil (extra virgin)
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, Redmond)
  • Sesame oil (toasted)

NUTS, SEEDS, GRAINS, LEGUMES & CANNED GOODS

  • Adzuki beans (canned Eden brand)
  • Almond butter (raw)
  • Almonds (raw)
  • Cashews (raw)
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut butter
  • Garbanzo beans/chickpeas (canned Eden brand)
  • Hemp seeds
  • Oats (rolled & gluten-free)
  • Quinoa
  • Sesame seeds (raw)

LIQUIDS & SUPPLEMENTS

  • Almond milk
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cacao powder (raw)
  • Coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • Coconut milk (canned Native Forest brand)
  • Coconut milk (carton)
  • Coconut water
  • Maca powder
  • Plant-based protein powders (avoid whey)
  • Stevia
  • Tamari (gluten-free)
  • Vanilla extract & coconut extract (medicine flower)
  • Vegetable broth (organic, yeast-free)

For more from Dr. Daryl, see how to make your water alkaline, also see this 7-day alkaline meal plan