How to Shop Clean Keto & Alkaline During Social Distancing










Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve noticed trips to the grocery store have gotten a little more interesting in the past few weeks.

A lot of people are taking this as an opportunity to indulge in an all-out carb fest! Lots of processed grains, gluten, and other bad stuff like sugar.

A lot of people are taking this as an opportunity to indulge in an all-out carb fest! Lots of processed grains, gluten, and other bad stuff like sugar.

There’s no need to do that. There’s plenty of food in this country, despite grocery store shelves looking a little leaner than usual. And there’s plenty of GOOD food available and easy to keep on hand to stock a full pantry.

Whether you go shopping yourself and print this out or keep it on your phone, or you get deliveries from services like Instacart or Amazon Prime, I’ve got a full shopping list below that you can choose from. If I’m sure I’m missing anything, feel free to let us know in the comments!

Just remember: go organic! In fact, you need to DEMAND organic. Now, I know organic is more expensive, but it’s worth every extra penny. And if you are on a tight budget, then you will want to follow the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” guide, which will let you know which foods you MUST buy organic, and which ones you have a little wiggle room with. (Here’s why choosing organic is important.)

And here’s an easy shopping tip I love for knowing what’s really organic and what’s not… If a sticker begins with the number 9, it means it’s organic. Remember: nine is fine.

Your Social Distancing Clean-Keto, Alkaline Shopping List

I’ve included my favorite brands after a colon (:). If you can’t find that brand, read ingredient lists and look for another good organic brand.


Most of these items should be readily available, with the possible exception of beans. But even dried beans are mostly available. If not, check next time and load up on more fresh produce this time.

  • Raw almonds: Bremmer Farms (unpasteurized, non-irradiated)
  • Raw cashews, pistachios (in moderation because of the ability to mold)
  • Walnuts, pine nuts
  • Raw almond butter
  • Coconut butter
  • Chia, sesame, pumpkin, and flax seeds
  • Vegetable broth (make sure it’s yeast free)
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Canned beans (adzuki, fava, chickpeas, navy, and white): Eden Organics
  • Canned artichoke hearts
  • Olives
  • Tahini
  • Ezekiel Bread: Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 (available in the freezer section) (they also make Ezekiel tortillas)
  • Oatmeal: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats and Steel Cut Oats – in moderation (Remember, there really is no such thing as “gluten-free”. For example, gluten-free oatmeal is free of the protein gliadin, legally making it gluten-free, but it contains the harmful gluten Avenin.)
  • Coconut oil (cold-pressed)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Cacao nibs
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Maca powder
  • Shredded coconut: Bob’s Red Mill (unsweetened)
  • Raw nutrition bars: Chia Bar, Vega Protein Bars, Raw Revolution, and Pure Bar
  • Apple cider vinegar (in moderation, as there is yeast)
  • Soy sauce alternative: Bragg Liquid Aminos, and even better, Coconut Aminos
  • Raw coconut nectar: Coconut Secret
  • Pure food extracts, like vanilla extract: Medicine Flower (raw and concentrated)
  • Salt: Redmond Real Salt, Celtic Grey, Himalayan, Black Hawaiian Sea Salt

Dairy Alternatives:

While everyone else is buying up all of the dairy milk, you likely won’t have a problem finding these dairy alternatives. Just make sure you avoid anything made with carrageenan.

  • Coconut milk: Native Forest Organic, So Delicious
  • Coconut water: Harmless Harvest
  • Alkaline ice cream: So Delicious Coconut Milk no sugar added ice cream made with monk fruit extract
  • Almond milk: Califia Farms, Silk, So Delicious

Meat and Seafood:

Some of these can be tough to find right now, but the great thing about some of these small, oily types of fish is that they are available packed in extra virgin olive oil in the pantry section of the store (near canned tuna, which you should avoid). Check ingredient lists and make sure they don’t contain soy or canola oil.

  • Wild-caught Alaskan salmon
  • Sardines
  • Anchovies
  • Trout
  • Herring


Fresh produce should be the bulk of your diet. The items in BOLD are staples in my alkaline recipes, and you should always try to have them in your kitchen. If you can’t find them at the moment, there are plenty of alternatives here to choose from so you get plenty of fresh food every shopping trip. For example, if they are out of broccoli, buy cauliflower or Brussels sprouts this trip and look for broccoli next time.

  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Watercress
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Romaine
  • Other leafy greens (collards, bok choy, escarole, etc.)
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Sprouts
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Fennel
  • Fresh herbs
  • Beets/ beet root
  • Parsnips
  • Snap peas, snow peas
  • Radishes
  • Red, yellow bell peppers
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Ginger root
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Green apples
  • Bananas and other fruit of your choice for smoothies
  • Tomatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes 

Don’t forget the BEST way to get 5 whole servings of raw super foods in less than 30 seconds: a scoop of Alkamind Daily Greens in water.

By starting your day with Daily Greens, you’re not only getting a dose of the most powerful, alkaline food on the planet. You’re also helping to prevent yourself from catching viruses.

What’s different about Daily Greens than other brands is that the wheatgrass is broken down into a powder in a way that it’s practically predigested for you – with little to no degradation whatsoever.

So unlike other brands, you’re going to absorb more of the wheatgrass and other beneficial ingredients.

We’ve combined wheatgrass with cabbage, collard greens, parsley, romaine, dandelion, beets, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, and celery. So by taking your Alkamind Daily Greens first thing every morning, you’re getting a dose of the most powerful, alkaline cold-fighter on the planet!


Dr. Daryl

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