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The Alkaline Diet and Your Protein Requirements

by Amanda DeAmicis on December 10, 2016

The Alkaline Diet and Protein

The scientific community is unanimous in recommending lower consumption of meat in our diets to stay healthy. Drinking alkaline water and following a balanced alkaline diet high in fresh vegetables does not mean you need to reduce your protein intake.

Here are some great alkaline protein alternatives

Quinoa – 10 grams in 1.25 cups

One of the best salad bases available, this South American seed (not a grain) canalso be used for breakfast porridges, soups or a general food thickener.

Quinoa Diet 

Chia Seeds – 10 grams of protein in 4 tablespoons

We love to add chia seeds to a glass of alkaline water, wait and stir for a few minutes then enjoy the refreshing chai gel drink. Great for adding to smoothies and green drinks!

Each seed is a powerhouse of antioxidants, iron, calcium, zinc, and are perfect for making healthy alternatives to puddings, thickening smoothies, as well as replacing eggs in baking.

Chia Gel in Water


Ezekiel Bread – 10 grams in 2.5 slices

Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and there are no added sugars. It is living bread and much healthier than most commercial breads on the market.

Hummus – 10 grams in 7 tablespoons

So simple to make and a great alkaline dip. We love this Jamie Oliver recipe and it takes no time at all to make.

Alkaline Hummus Recipe




No surprise that beans make the list – with a great variety of flavours and uses make sure you spend time at the bean aisle in your supermarket. One cup can give you lots of your protein requirements including  White (17g) Kidney (15g )Mung (14g) Adzuki (17g) Lentils (18g) Navy (16g) Black (15g)

High in protein, antioxidants, fibre and inexpensive they are also low GI and great in many meals and dishes.

Some other great sources of alkline protein are;

Spinach – 5 g/cup

Lentils – 18g/cup

Peas – 8g/cup

Almonds – 4g/2 Tbsp.

Cashews – 5g per ¼ cup

Nut butters – 7g per 2 Tbsp.

Sunflower seeds – 6g per ¼ cup

Tofu – 12g per 5 oz.

Dark green leafy vegetables – 3g per cup


And of course don't forget Alkaline Water!