Three Cozy Bone-Building Breakfast Recipes (Gluten Free & Perfect For Chilly Days!) - Save Our Bones

The typical North American breakfast has long been plagued with acidifying foods. From meats, such as bacon and sausage, to sugary cereal, pastries, and bone-depleting cow’s milk, those classic breakfast staples damage your bones.

So today we bring you three delicious pH-balanced breakfast recipes, rich in Foundation Foods, to help you start your day off right.

Eat Organic, Eat Clean

No matter what meal you’re preparing, always do your best to buy organic ingredients. Especially in the produce aisle, conventionally grown foods contain acidifying toxins- residues of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

These chemicals add to your body’s toxic load, taxing your liver and kidneys while acidifying your pH, all of which accelerate bone loss. So try to get as many organic fruits and vegetables as you can, and make sure you avoid the most contaminated ones, if you’re getting conventionally grown produce.

Here’s the list of the cleanest and ‘dirtiest’ produce for this year:


Conventionally grown produce contain chemical residue that acidifies your serum pH, which in turn causes accelerated bone loss.

The Recipes

Banana-Nut Pancakes

2 Servings

Dry ingredients:

Wet ingredients:



  1. In a food processor, pulse walnuts to a grainy powder (don’t overdo it, or you’ll get walnut butter!). Remove the walnut flour, then add almond flour and pulse to mix. Place walnut and almond flours in a large bowl. Add baking soda, sea salt and stir to combine.
  2. Add all the wet ingredients to the food processor and blend.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until the two come together. Let batter sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Heat a little coconut oil in a skillet and drop in 3 large spoonfuls of batter (the pancakes will measure about 3 inches). Spread gently with a spoon or spatula to even out the batter. Turn heat to low. Let cook on the underside until the topside is opaque. When the bottom has browned, flip the pancake over to cook the other side. Cook until the underside is crispy and brown.
  5. Place each pancake on a baking sheet in a warm oven, and cover with foil while you make more. Garnish with sliced strawberries and grated dark chocolate.

Sweet Potato Hash

3 Servings


  • 1 – 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes washed, peeled, and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper ,diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 avocado,diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced


  1. Heat the avocado oil in a skillet. Add cubed sweet potatoes. When the potatoes begin to soften up (about 5 minutes- test with a fork) add the peppers, onion, and spices.
  2. Sauté until all the vegetables are soft, about 7-10 more minutes.
  3. While the vegetables cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Transfer the cooked vegetables to an oven-safe baking pan (or if you use an oven-safe cast iron skillet, they can stay in the skillet)
  5. With the back of a spoon, make 3 shallow indentations into the hash
  6. Crack an egg into each indentation.
  7. Place the baking pan (or oven-safe skillet) in the oven and bake until the egg whites set, about 10-15 minutes, to your preferred yolk consistency.
  8. Top with diced avocado and tomatoes. Serve and enjoy!

Apple Surprise

4 Servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix the oats, almond milk, and cinnamon in a bowl, and set aside for an hour, or overnight.
  3. Slice the top quarter off of the apples and cut out the core with a paring knife and a spoon. Widen the cavity a little extra so there’s room for the oatmeal. Sprinkle them with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  4. Mix the oatmeal with the walnuts, almonds, and dates and spoon it into the apples, making sure you pack it in tightly.
  5. Set the apples in a baking dish and add about half an inch of hot water to the pan. Cover with parchment paper and bake for 40 minutes, or until the apples are hot and tender.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with plain, unsweetened yogurt, if desired.

Start Your Day By Building Bones At The Breakfast Table

Imagine how good it is to know that your first action of the day will set you on the path to stronger bones and a healthier body. It’s a powerful (and tasty!) way to wake up in the morning.

If you are surprised at how scrumptious these pH-balanced recipes sound, then here’s some good news: there are a lot more bone-smart recipes that are equally delicious.

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It’s easy to construct pH-balanced recipes and meals using your favorite ingredients. It might require a subtle substitution here or there, but more often than not, the enhanced dish turns out even more vibrant than the original.

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  1. Ita

    Thank you, Ita.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re very welcome, Ita!

  2. Sharon

    I see a product advertised along with Alge Cal called strontium boost. Do you recommend taking this for bones?

    • Aileen Burges

      I too would like to know your opinion on algaecal l and strontium boost.

  3. Josefina

    Can I order a hard copy of the book of recipes, “Bone Appetite”

  4. Kathleen Riley

    Vivian, the breakfast treats sound yummy and I will try them…… but for Lunch instead. Because of a prescription drug which I take in the morning, I am unable to have anything containing Calcium for 4 hours which means I’ve been switching my breakfast food with my lunch and vice versa. Any other ideas for a great breakfast?

  5. Kelly

    Have you investigated Algae Cal as a bone builder?

  6. Carolyn McFarland

    Thank you very much for such creative and unusual recipes. Thank you, actually, for all you do. Eternity alone will tell all the good results of what you’re doing!

    I can hardly wait to try these recipes. My doctor says, No eggs. So I’ll use mashed seasoned tofu for the Sweet Potato Hash–hope that is OK. Also, the pancakes look so wonderful! What a creative lady!! Thank you again!!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I love your attitude, Carolyn, and I a so glad you chimed in! Tofu is a great idea for a substitute in the hash. 🙂

  7. Ila

    Can coffee be a part of our diets? I know it’s acidifying, and didn’t drink it for 3 years when I was doing a very strict PH diet, but I now have been drinking it just in the morning for a couple of years. I so enjoy it!!!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      By all means coffee can be a part of a bone-healthy diet. Even though it’s acidifying, it contains valuable polyphenols. So consume it in moderation, and enjoy it!

  8. Mare

    Hi there, I notice a fair number of your recipes contain coconut in some form such as coconut oil. Is there a healthy substitute for coconut oil that will not ruin of the taste of your recipes when one is allergic to coconut? Also, if one is allergic to coconut, can one even use MCT oil being as it is derived from coconut? Thank you for your reply and have a great day! Peace, Mare

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Since you’re allergic to coconut oil, you can replace it in our recipes with either almond oil or avocado oil. And to answer your question about MCT oil, it all depends on the degree of your allergy.

    • Joyce

      Tropical Traditions has a coconut oil that doesn’t have the flavor. That’s what I’ve been buying for years. I don’t like the coconut flavor when cooking meat and other things, so this has no flavor at all. It’s just oil. I buy it in a 5 gallon bucket.

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