Monday, October 27, 2014

Smoothies and Ayurveda

4000 years ago the ayurvedic seekers did not have the revelation of a high speed blender. They did however macerate plants, minerals and other substances to form medicines and special regenerative foods.

Smoothies are usually taken cold, which in ayurveda is a big no no!!. Cold substances decrees agni or digestive fire, no really a good choices to keep top digestion. The other factor we need to consider when we make smoothies is not to combine to many powerfood. It is not true that we will assimilate all of them, specially if we combine fruits, vegetables, protein and even grains. It is better to keep our smoothies at room temperature and to use simple and compatible food.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Smoothy for High blood pressure

Apart from having the correct life style and ayurvedic purification, you can help your high blood pressure by taking certain spices, fruits and nuts.
30 days in company with this smoothy will not only purify your blood but will make an easy and complete breakfast. You can also complement this smoothy with
1 gram of garlic daily,
1 cup of cocoa, with 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa power in water daily.
200 mg black cumin seed extract daily.
Also you can increase you take of Vitamin D and magnesium.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pomegranate chocolate chia mousse

Chia plant is from the family of mints.They are originally from central America and are now in great demands for their nutritional value. Rich in potassium, calcium, iron and omega oils chia seeds are becoming a great food supplement in vegetarians cooking. I like the texture that add to puddings, mousses and ice creams.  By themselves they don't taste very much like anything, which make them very versatile in given texture to any food. They also work wanders for vatta constitution in case of gas and constipation. This mousse is easy to make and make a great desert, snack or breakfast. You can find in health food stores white or black chia seeds.

Pumpkin chocolate Butter

Butters are super easy to do and a great gift in any season. they can complement any desert, toast, fruits or granola. They are also nutritious and a great temptation to children. When they are warm they are a great food for vattas. You can change the spices to accommodate your dosha.

Ingredients:
  • 1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree, approx. 3 1/2 cups or fresh
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk.
  • 1/2-1.5 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder or 1 tsp of heart blend from satya spices. If you are using satya spices you don't need to add any other spices.
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or jaggery)

Pumpkin Chai.

A classical drink in the fall, warming creamy and good for all doshas.  It is great at the holidays table as well as a delight for children.
Serve 4
Ingredients
3 cups coconut milk or milk of your preference.
4 tsp of coconut sugar, jaggery or any sweetener.
4 tsp of pumpkin pure
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamon.
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger.

Creamy Peanut and sweet potato stew

This creamy stew is a heaven for vatta dosha or vatta season. When the first cold wind of fall appears, I remember this cozy recipe. You can add extra chilli or ginger if you want it more spicy, however just adding the satya spices for your dosha is probably all you need. You can serve this soup to children by avoiding the chilli peppers.
Serve 6

Ingredients:
1 tsp of ghee or oil for your dosha.