Gluten and dairy-free breakfasts from the author of Victoria Beckham's favourite alkaline cookbook

by hellomagazine.com

Natasha Corrett is the best-selling author of three alkaline cookbooks including Honestly Healthy, which brought the alkaline diet into the spotlight when it won itself celebrity fans in the form of Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and Robbie Williams.

Now the nuritionist has teamed up with Dream, makers of a dairy-free rice drink, to create three breakfasts that will kick off the day the healthy way – and they're all non-dairy and contain superfoods. We're talking about a milkshake with almond butter, a smoothie with goji berries and porridge with avocado, so you've got no excuse to miss the all-important meal of the day…

Porridge-

Gluten-free and dairy-free peach and avocado porridge
"Avocado is delicious in porridge!" says Natasha, adding, "Don't be put off, it will give a creamy and filling element to your breakfast dish." Finally, she says that this "wonderfully creamy dairy and gluten free porridge is great to set you up for the day".

Almond-

Almond butter milkshake
Associate milkshakes with being a naughty treat? Well don't. This almond butter milkshake is packed with a healthy punch thanks to its ingredients, which include banana, chia seeds and coconut oil.

Sienna Miller's step-sister Natasha says: "This is an utterly delicious alternative to a milkshake. You could also try with different types of nut butters to give different flavours."

Tahini-berrysmoothie-

Berry tahini smoothie
For those of us who run out the door without a spare minute, whizzing up a few ingredients in the blender is as quick and easy as it could be. Natasha adds that "This smoothie is a perfect post-workout drink," adding that thanks to tahini, you'll think it's a naughty treat.

The alkaline diet came to fame four years ago when Natasha launched her hugely popular Honestly Healthy cookbook, website and meal delivery service based on the alkaline eating principles.

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.