Amazing Tasting Food That Is Good For You!
It is not always true to think that just because a food is good for you it must taste bad, and vice versa. I certainly was led to believe that when I was growing up. Luckily, I found Ayurveda and the wisdom contained within.
Presented here are 5 great Ayurveda approved recipes that will have your mouth watering and your body wanting more.
Be sure to choose ones that best compliment your body type. As discussed in the article “The Tastes You Consume Could Poison You” it is essential that you know your body type and therefore what tastes you need more of and which ones you should keep to a minimum.
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We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat.” The basis of Ayurvedic nutrition is that we are the result of not only what we eat but when, how and why we eat. Ayurveda is a balanced approach to eating that suggests we eat mindfully, healthfully and with gratitude. Our food should be fresh, digestible, prepared with care and love and satisfying to all our senses. We should eat a variety of foods and spices that are aromatic, visually appealing and flavorful
Ayurveda encourages us to eat mindfully, seasonally, organically and healthfully. The way we eat and relate to food can be extrapolated to other aspects of our life. If our food is filled with life force, or Prana, we will have the health and energy necessary to live our lives to the fullest. For food that nourishes our bodies, minds and souls, try these five recipes which follow the principles of Ayurveda.
1. Ayurvedic Falafel
This Ayurvedic Falafel has a twist in that it uses healthy mung beans instead of chickpeas as mung beans help balance all 3 doshas. Seasoned with Ayurvedic spices such as turmeric, coriander and cumin, this dish is cooling for the body in summer.
2. Ayurvedic Sauerkraut (Homemade Pickled Cucumber)
Unlike Western sauerkraut which uses cabbage, cucumbers are the ingredient of choice in the East. Pickled with spices such as fenugreek, mustard and asafoetida, this Ayurvedic Sauerkraut is healthy and delicious.
3.Healing Turmeric Smoothie
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Turmeric is an ancient spice that is considered healing and extremely healthy. Start your day with this Healing Turmeric Smoothie that also has Ayurvedic spices ginger and ginseng.
4. Ayurvedic Oatmeal
Start your day right with this Ayurvedic Oatmeal. Delicious pumpkin and raisins are seasoned with cinnamon, cardamom and turmeric for a healthy and balanced breakfast.
5. Ayurvedic Rose Smoothie
According to Ayurveda, it’s not a coincidence rose is associated with love and caring. It balances the sadhaka pitta that governs the emotions of the heart; it’s cooling in nature and is balancing for all three doshas. This Rose Smoothie is very simple to make and you’ll be surprised the combination of pumpkins seeds mixed with rose brings out a soothing flavor that excites your taste buds!
When we eat balanced dishes with mindfulness and gratitude, we set up our bodies for optimal health. If you’ve been thinking about eating the Ayurvedic way, start with these delicious recipes.
Lead image source: Kitchari – The Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox Dish
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