Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Turmeric Purify drink

 
From Chloe Park 
When I lived in Bali, I fell in love with the Balinese-style turmeric juice, Jamu Kunyit. 

Turmeric is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. It is great for bones and joints as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer. 

Turmeric's also a natural liver detoxifier and a kidney cleanser, and it speeds metabolism and aids in weight management. Plus it heals and alleviates conditions of depression, psoriasis, damaged skin, arthritis and more. 

For these reasons, turmeric is ubiquitous both in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tapioca and coconut Fruit salad

Ayurveda suggest not to combine sweet fruits with sour fruits for better digestion. The secret of a good fruit salad is to select fresh organic fruits that are well mature.  I prefer to eat fruits by themselves in the morning or as a snack. However from time to time I add fruits to green salads or make them as fresh desert for hot summer days. To avoid the gas forming of fruits add a pinch of chilli, mint or ginger to your salad.- serve 4 good for pitta, and kaphas

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cool cucumber garden drink

This drink is excellent to cool the system and to give an elegant touch to your garden party.

Ingredients
  • 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped (6 cups)
  •  1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut milk or water

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hot and sweet chilli wine


This deep red fermented chilli paste gives colour and taste to any dish. It also promotes digestion. good circulation, heals ulcers and reduces pain. The intense red makes for an attractive addition to soups, salads and rice. I even put the sauce on my hot morning cereal to aid digestion and get my blood circulation going. Good for Vatta and Kapha. My pitta friends can also enjoy, but in moderation. Learn more about the medicinal properties of chillies.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Wild Rose and Mint Lassi

rose and mint lassi
Lassi is a smoothy of India. Usually made with yogurt and fruit- no the best combination, since can produce acidity. Lassi, however can be a nourishing drink and a easy way to satisfy digestion. This cooling lassi is an exotic touch to any part of your day.

Ingredients:
2 tsp yogurt- optional
1/2 cup of coconut milk- fresh if possible.
1 cup water- add water to  a desirable consistency 
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped or torn into small pieces.