Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Robbie Williams are just a few of the celebrity fans of the alkaline diet, which came to fame four years ago when Sienna Miller's step-sister and gourmet vegetarian chef and nutritionist Natasha Corrett launched her hugely popular Honestly Healthy cookbook, website and Fridge Fill meal delivery service.
With holidays fast approaching and the beach beckoning, now is the perfect time to try the Honestly Healthy Cleanse, Natasha's latest cookbook filled with over 100 recipes following alkaline eating principles.
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Victoria Beckham is a fan of the Honestly Healthy cookbook
Natasha has created four cleansing recipe plans for you to feel your best, from #feelgood which helps draw out toxins naturally, #slimdown, which will leave you feeling lighter and glowing, #highenergy for toning up and cleansing, and #lifechanging, for you to change the way you live your life to feel and look better in just 30 days.
How does the alkaline diet work? It aims to keep the body's pH between 7.35 and 7.45 to create harmony and reduce the strain on the body's digestive system. How? By avoiding "acid forming foods" such as dairy, meat, sugar and coffee and replacing them with plant foods and wholegrains.
We've got a taster of the alkaline diet plan with recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and even a raw avocado super-cake for dessert, so that you can try the cleanse for a day.
Kick off the day with an #highenergy boost for breakfast: Immune-boosting porridge
"This porridge is bursting with goodness – the cinnamon and baobab fruit serve to boost your immune system, and the oats release their energy slowly, giving you sustained energy levels throughout the day rather than highs and lows," says Natasha.
For lunch #slimdown with Cucumber and tempeh salad
"This nutritious dish is one of my favourite Asian-flavoured salads… As tempeh is a great source of protein, you can add a handful to any salad you like for a fantastic post-workout protein kick." – Natasha.
#Feelgood for dinner: Butternut squash and spinach tagine
"This is a dish I love to serve at a dinner party; what's more, it's simple to make and you can do all the prep and cooking the night before, leaving you more time with your guests. Butternut squash is an alkaline food, and the cinnamon included here gives it an antiviral boost, something we all benefit from during the winter months." – Natasha.
Get glowing skin with this dessert: Raw avocado super-cake
"This cake is packed full of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which help keep the skin looking young and feeling soft, because of the high avocado content." – Natasha Corrett.
Dessert was never better - this raw avocado cake is packed full of vitamin E and essential fatty acids
Recipes taken from Honestly Healthy Cleanse by Natasha Corrett, on sale now (Hodder & Stoughton £25).