As you know if you follow sports at all, this weekend is the Super Bowl.
Now I love football almost as much as I love soccer, and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing on Sunday night than watching the big game – I think these two teams could be a great match up –
but I don’t love all of the foods we typically think of as Super Bowl eats:
- Meaty chili
Every single one of those foods is full of acid!
But the good news is that you can watch the game and indulge in some delicious, low acid foods you’re going to love.
Today I want to share two recipes with you that are going to feel right at home during the big game, but they’re full of healthy, raw nutrients instead of acid.
The first is homemade guacamole. Instead of tortilla chips, veggies like cucumber, carrots, and celery are delicious with this zesty dip.
The second recipe is another raw veggie chili recipe. I recently shared one Raw Chili recipe as a great way to eat raw foods you normally cook. This Texas Raw Chili includes all the classic chili spices, so it gives you that warm flavor that many of us crave at this time of year. But of course, it doesn’t include any of the acid-forming ground beef that most chili is filled with.
Both of these recipes are easy for your digestive system to process, bursting with vitamins and minerals, and are alkaline, so they’ll give you plenty of energy as you watch the game this weekend.
Guacamole and Veggie Sticks
2 Haas avocados
2 tsp. white or red onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Tbsp. plum tomato, finely chopped
2 tsp. jalapeño, diced (or Serrano Chile) (optional)
1⁄2 tsp. salt (Celtic Sea Salt, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt)
Combine 1 Tbsp. of the cilantro with 1 tsp. of the onion and 1 tsp. of the jalapeño in a medium mixing bowl. Add the salt and using the back of a spoon push the ingredients against the bottom of the bowl to completely mash.
Add the avocados into the mixture, and using a fork, mash the avocados into the mixture to make an almost smooth, but still chunky, blend. Add in the remaining cilantro, onion, and jalapeño. Stir in the tomatoes and lime juice and season to taste. Serve with your favorite veggie sticks and enjoy!
Texas Raw Chili
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
2 cups sundried tomato, soaked for an hour or so
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 tomato, diced
¾ cup zucchini, diced
¾ cup celery, diced
½ cup red onion, diced
¼ cup carrots, diced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ avocado, diced
2 scallions, diced
5 basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp. jalapeño, diced (more or less to liking)
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. chipotle (powder)
1 tsp. paprika (powder)
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. sage
½ tsp. thyme
Salt to taste
Place the 2 cups of tomatoes, 2 cups of sundried tomatoes, and 1 cup of cherry tomatoes in the food processor with the “S” blade, and pulse a few times. Switch to blend in the food processor and add the vegetables, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, and spices then blend to obtain desired consistency.
Let sit for an hour then serve with avocado and scallions as a garnish.
I’d love to hear what you’re going to make for the Super Bowl. Let us know over on Facebook. (Make sure you Like us while you’re there!)
Both of these recipes come from the Get Off Your Acid 7-Day Cleanse.