3 Delicious pH-Balanced Breakfast And Snack Recipes With A 100% Alkalizing Cheese - Save Our Bones

When you follow a bone-smart diet, you don’t have to give up all the delicious foods you love. Instead, you can swap out certain ingredients to create bone-healthy dishes that taste just as good as the less healthy versions – often, they taste even better!

That’s the case with today’s scrumptious breakfast recipes. We’re going to take a boring, typically acidifying meal and turn it into a sweet, creamy, crunchy treat that’s alkalizing and excellent for your bones.

A Typical Breakfast Is Acidifying

Today’s recipes start with a standard breakfast food, toast, which is usually served with bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, and similar acidifying foods. And the toast itself is usually spread with butter, jelly, cinnamon sugar, cream cheese, and so forth, creating a 100% acidifying meal. It’s difficult to balance the pH of such a breakfast.

The trick is to substitute alkalizing ingredients for some of the acidifying ones, and swap unhealthy ingredients for more nutritious versions, such as whole-grain, sprouted bread instead of white bread.

Let’s start with the one ingredient all three recipes share: a non-dairy, alkalizing version of ricotta cheese that you can make at home.

Almond Ricotta

Servings: 1 1/2 cups
100% Alkalizing


  • 2 cups blanched almonds, soaked (sliced or slivered almonds are fine)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. To soak the almonds, place them in a bowl and cover them with several inches of water. Cover the bowl and allow almonds to soak for six to eight hours.
  2. Drain the almonds and rinse them well in drinking water (not tap water). Place them in a blender, add the rest of the ingredients, and whirl until smooth and thick. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender a few times. If the mixture seems too thick, add almond milk, one tablespoon at a time.
  3. Place the almond ricotta into a covered container and store it in the refrigerator.

Raspberries On Toast

8 Servings

Creamy almond ricotta creates a delightful contrast with the crunchy toast and sweet, tangy raspberries.


  • 1 pint fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries, sliced
  • 8 slices sprouted, gluten-free bread
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped small
  • Almond ricotta (about 1 tablespoon per slice of toast)
  • Avocado oil (optional)


  1. Lightly brush each bread slice of bread with avocado oil before toasting (optional).
  2. While the bread is toasting, chop the chocolate and slice the raspberries.
  3. Top each slice of toast with almond ricotta and raspberry slices, and sprinkle with chopped chocolate.

Peaches On Toast

8 Servings

Crisp, crunchy, and sweet, this toast is reminiscent of peach cobbler with cream.


  • 8 slices gluten-free bread, toasted
  • 2 peaches, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup almonds, chopped and toasted
  • Raw honey for drizzling
  • Almond ricotta


  1. Spread each piece of toast with almond ricotta, and top with two peach slices.
  2. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and drizzle with honey.

Cherries On Toast

8 Servings


Red, tangy tart cherries add zing and color to this delicious toast topping.


  • 8 slices gluten-free bread, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Almond ricotta


  1. In a bowl, combine the rolled oats with the cinnamon, and place the mixture in a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until the oats are golden brown and lightly toasted.
  2. Spread almond ricotta on each slice of toast and sprinkle with the toasted oats and cherries.

Creative Ingredient Swapping Is The Secret To Bone-Smart Nutrition

Because most traditional breakfasts are 100% acidifying, preparing a pH-balanced breakfast can be challenging. The same is true for conventional snacks, such as chips, nachos, and so forth. But when you know how to swap out ingredients, you’ll discover a whole new world of delightful bone-healthy dishes for all meals and snacks.

Bone Appétit is chock-full of recipes with bone-smart ingredients that replace traditional, acidifying fare. For example, “Fool Me Twice” Burgers (page 76) have a delicious, meaty texture and flavor that will satisfy even the most dedicated meat-eater. For breakfast, try Vivian’s Mock Oatmeal (page 8) that balances the pH by replacing part of the oats with alkalizing quinoa.

Speaking of swapping, here’s an idea: why not switch out breakfast and lunch dishes for snacks, as with the above breakfast toasts? Smoothies like Tomato Paradise and Berry Burst (page 22) make excellent snacks, as do breakfast recipes like Fruit Sfoliata (page 6) and Cherry Walnut Bars (page 10). Breakfast muffins and loaves, which you’ll also find in Bone Appétit, make excellent snack foods as well.

And the 30 Day Meal Planner, which is included with Bone Appétit, gives you two delicious snacks for each of the 30 days, in addition to complete breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

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  1. Jean

    How long will this keep in the refrigerator? Can it be frozen?

  2. Mary Garon

    Instead of all the work making almond ricotta – why not just use almond butter on your toast. I love slathering a tablespoon on two of coconut oil on my toast and then spreading almond butter on it and then adding a drizzle of honey. Also delicious with cashew butter or peanut butter.

  3. Annabelle

    Yes, they sound delicious. Thank you.

  4. Debbie

    I’m interested in learning more.

  5. Carolyn

    How can these recipes be adjusted to be gluten- and tree-nut-free?

  6. Dean

    How exactly does a “pH” balanced meal effect bone health? Especially since it is all going into a highly acidic environment to be digested. I am skeptical about these claims. For one, pH can only be measured with liquids and most effectively, a water base. Second, unless the pH is extremely high or low it will not have any effect on the body.

  7. Claudia

    Vivian, a friend eats food grade diatomaceous earth because she says it takes out toxic heavy metals that will harm her bones and more. I can’t find any reliable information on this or its safety so haven tried it. I would appreciate knowing what you think.

    • Customer Support

      Hi Claudia,

      Please check your inbox for a message from Customer Support. 🙂

      • Sandy

        What is the verdict on DE. I take 1 heaping teaspoon in water every morning.

  8. Julie

    I am 73 and underweight. How many eggs can I eat a day?

  9. Diane Martinson

    I switched out regular bread for the Ezekial sprouted bread a few years ago but I still use butter, but only from grass fed cows. It’s suppose to ad K2 to your diet and since I’m underweight I need the extra fat, does adding butter change the balance too much to negate the sprouted bread advantage?
    Thanks for your weekly emails I always look forward to them.

    • Claudia

      Cocoanut oil is good on toast. Especially with cinnamon.

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

        Yes, coconut oil is another great idea that’s good for your bones!

        • Jean

          …but not good for your endothelial cells according to the doctors who tout a whole foods plant based diet.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Diane,
      While grassfed is a healthier choice, butter is acidifying, so that addition will shift the balance of the bread/toast more to the acidifying side. You can substitute olive oil, or use a vegetarian butter that is not hydrogenated. Or you can simply continue using the butter and balance the rest of your meal accordingly. 🙂

      • Nichola

        You can try tahini (sesame paste) instead of butter.

  10. marcia sibol

    After I heard from my doctor ( after my latest bone scan) that I should have Reclast infusion or Prolia, I found your program & have been doing my best to follow it. I am very grateful to you for all your information. I also go to the gym 3 times a week to do weight bearing exercises as well as walking. I have read that cottage cheese, although it is from cow’s milk, is a good source of vitamin K2. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thank you

  11. Raquel Rego

    Great menu. I will definitely try them. Thanks so much for all the articles, exercises, diet and everything else to keep our bones healthy. I never miss to absorb them. God bless your gift of sharing them to us.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I am so glad you anticipate the information, Raquel. Keep learning and sharing!

  12. eileen

    these breakfasts sound delicious I cant wait to try them, thanks very much.

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