Citrus fruits are delicious. Let’s take a look at them closer. First of all, we need to understand that the actual pH of the food itself has nothing to do with how it works in our bodies. And citrus fruits are a great example.
Many people think that lemons, limes, and grapefruits have an acidic effect on the body. But they actually are very alkalizing to our system. Why? Because of their low sugar content. Lemons, limes, and grapefruits are low sugar citrus. And they are metabolized to alkaline residues because of their high alkaline sodium & potassium salts and low sugar content. On the other hand, oranges, tangerines, or clementines are high-glycemic citrus fruits that make raise the blood sugar levels. And because they are full of sugar they are acid-forming within the body. Of course there is more scientific description how it happens in our body system. But since I am not a scientist I will leave that information out. Also see references at the and of the article.
So, please enjoy different types of limes like key or Persian limes, Meyer or regular lemons, pink, white, or red ruby grapefruits by quizzing them into your water, creating citrus flavorful dressings with them, or just adding themtoyour salads. Oranges, tangerines, or clementines are better when used in moderation and in season. They could be a nice sweet addition to the salads. They also could be a good treat when eating the whole fruit once in a while and kids love them!
Today I would like to share with you tree quick and easy recipes that include citrus fruits in them. Please enjoy and share with your friends!
3-Minutes Ginger-Lime Dressing.
This dressing will be good for almost every salad! It’s very easy and quick to do. And you can keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days (I think even longer but to make sure it’s fresh let’s say 5 days). You need only couple ingredients and a glass bottle.
- Juice of 2 juicy limes – approx 3 oz. = 9-10 Tbsp
- 1 Tbsp of fresh grated ginger 5 Tbsp Flaxseed oil (cold-pressed) or olive oil will work as well
- 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal 1 tsp Sea Salt to taste
- 1 Tbsp of pure water
Makes 7 oz = 200 g of dressing
Note: this dressing is kind of strong so you may have to ad 1-2 Tbsp more water and 1-2 Tbsp more flaxseed meal to make it more gentle.
Please use this dressing on salads or steamed veggies, drizzle some when doing your wraps. I guess it can even work when you drizzle some on your cooked quinoa, mille, buckwheat, or brown rice.
Grapefruit Salad with 3-Minutes Ginger-Lime Dressing (dressing above)
When I was doing the photos for this dressing I did a nice grapefruit salad. See, it’s a very citrus salad I guess. But I enjoyed this salad so much. It’s very easy to assemble, about 3 minutes or less.
Time: about 10-15 minutes (depend on how ready you have other ingredients)
Serving: this is just one big serving, or two smaller. You can just double the ingredients for a bigger amount.
Here are the ingredients (Only after you add dressing then slightly mix the salad):
- A generous handful of mixed greens
- ½ of the grapefruit peeled and cut (any type, I used red ruby)
- ½ half of the avocado
- 2 Tbsp cut red onions
- about a handful of pecans and pistachios nuts together (but you can use any nuts/seeds you have except the peanuts and cashews, they are not recommended to eat a lot because of the high fungus content)
- You can use 3-Minutes Ginger-Lime Dressing from above.
5-Minutes Broiled Grapefruit Treat
- 1 or two grapefruits
- 1 Tbs palm sugar
Preheat your oven's broiler to high.
Cut the grapefruit in half. You can slightly cut off the bottom of each half, so that they can be more stable. Using sharp knife cut around the edges before the the rind. Then do some cuts inside the grapefruit, along the lines of the segments. Put the grapefruit halves on the parchment paper on the pan, but be careful parchment paper can burn, so the foil works better. Spread about one tbsp. over the top of each half (not the rind), depends how sweet the grapefruit is and how you like it. Then sprinkle with cinnamon. After broiling it for about 3-5 minutes remove from oven. And enjoy when it's still warm.
Tip: A special grapefruit knife makes the cutting process easier.
Please let me know how you liked these recipes! And thank you for your time.
Loves, Veronica at AlkalineMorning.com