"Alkalizing" Banana Poppyseed Muffinsby Jan Peregrine
Nov 3, 2004
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Some of you are probably mystified by what alkalizing means. If youve read my reviews on the books, The Ph Miracle and The Ph Miracle For Diabetes, you will know that it means that whatever it describes will promote a more Ph balanced way of eating. It will create more alkaline or base levels rather than more acidic levels in your blood and body fluids, which is what you want for good health and a slimmer figure. The best way to do this is to eat a lot of fresh, green vegetables, cut out animal products and all processed foods and drinks, and reduce your stress by exercising moderately everyday. Another way, even tastier, is to make muffins or other desserts like the following recipe.
This recipe wont be found in the recipe sections of those books, although one recipe, Macademia Nut Cookies, spurred me into creating more delicious, alkalizing desserts. Ripe bananas do create acid from all their fruit sugar, and possibly poppyseeds from being a stimulant, but everything else will offset that. Stevia, the natural sweetener used that looks like sugar, but is many more times sweet, has no calories and will alkalize. The flours used will, also, and the coconut, soymilk, spices and the nutty ingredients.
I think most of you, even diabetics, if you like these flavors, will really enjoy these muffins. The flavors blend together very well and the muffins are of a nice, not-too-moist consistency. My one concern is that they sometimes stick to the muffin tins, which did not happen when using brown rice syrup, so you might spray the tins or use paper cups.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix the following in a large bowl.
2 cups buckwheat flour
2 1/4 cups spelt flour
one half cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
one half teaspoon sea salt
Put the following in a blender.
3 large, ripe bananas
1/4 cup cashew butter (organic peanut butter is okay)
one half cup almond milk (almonds soaked in water and blended, one fourth cup of each, or use soymilk)
3 Tablespoons walnut oil
1 and one half cups vanilla-flavored soymilk
one half cup poppyseeds
1 and one half teaspoons stevia (no misprint)
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Blend this and add to the dry ingredients while stirring. Drop into probably sprayed muffin tins. You might like to add some Polaners All-Fruit Jam like the blueberry or peach flavor in the middle of the muffins, although that will make them more acidic. They should take about a half hour to bake and may make about 20 large muffins.
Stevia and the other ingredients can be found in a health food store. Hope youll enjoy them, especially Granniemose!