Healthy RecipesAyurveda Inspired Beverages
Leverage your liquids with these slurpilicous recipes!
Your body is made up largely of water and having a good hydration balance is important to your health.
But beyond hydration, beverages serve several additional purposes.
Water and non-caffeinated teas help hydrate your body
Teas are made with simple spices and herbs. The specific combination of the ingredients can support digestion, gently stimulate or calm the nervous system, soothe a sore throat and cough, aid in detoxification and more. In this role, teas are a form of medicine.
Nourish your body. Some beverages are packed full of nutrition such as ojas-building recipes (think of ojas as your core vitality). Even though you are drinking your nutrition, your body will process the liquids primarily as food.
Some beverages dehydrate your body and can negatively affect the nervous system with regular use. They can also add empty calories. For a healthier you, minimize your use of sodas and sugared drinks, alcohol, coffee and caffeinated teas.
This drink is a natural energy drink designed to boost vitality at the core level of ojas.
A simple way to make a single serving of almond milk
Lassi is a digestive supporting drink used in Ayurveda.
A tridoshic balancing yogurt drink to support digestive health and especially balancing for the pitta dosha in the summer hot months.
A spicy tea from the Kundalini Yoga tradition to support digestion as well as transition off coffee when used with black tea.
A lovely tea that is good for all constitutional body types and is a great general digestive tea as well as provides gentle detoxification support.
Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellbeing Coach
As a Wellbeing Coach, I know the importance of food in creating health. As an Ayurveda Practitioner, I know that different foods have different impacts on you as an individual. I promote a whole foods diet and help cue you as to how the recipes will affect the vata, pitta and kapha doshas so you can support your own needs. But even if you don’t know about the doshas or Ayurveda, you can use these recipes to add new variety, try out vegetarian main meals, and expand your definition of what a healthy treat might be!
I don’t love to cook, but I make time to cook as part of my daily sadhana and strive to find recipes that are easy, quick and fit into a busy life. Recognizing that we live in a complex world with many demands, I don’t expect myself or my clients to be any kind of diet purest, skip desserts, or eat tasteless “health” foods. If you’re mind and heart aren’t happy eating the food, even if it is the healthiest in the world, it isn’t going to fill you up.
I invite you to find your yummy foods with recipes that meet your unique bodymind needs.
If you find modifications that are awesome, please share in the comment section.
If you’ve got a fabulous recipe you’d love to share, send it to me!