Ayurvedic recipes for hot summer days include foods that have a cooling effect on the mind, body and emotions. So the coming months will be a good time to enjoy more salads, cooler drinks and sweeter desserts. Here are some Pitta-pacifying recipes by courtesy of MAPI.
You should follow your gut-feel, intuition and taste preferences as to whether these are right for your body type.
- Slice a freshly peeled sweet ripe sweet mango
- 2 cups of milk
- Sugar or Stevia to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
Boil the milk and allow it to cool. Blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.
Here’s another Pitta Pacifying recipe:
• Dice and seed 2-3 cups of watermelon
• Wash 4-5 fresh mint leaves
• Garnish with 1 sprig of fresh mint for garnish.
Puree the watermelon and mint leaves in a blender and serve cool.
Our shoebox of healthy recipes includes this one, a suitable summer recipe because it can be taken hot or cold.
It’s an easy, quick soup recipe I’ve called OUR GREAT SOUP. Great healthy ingredients,
utterly delicious, nourishing, and fits the ayurvedic recommendation of eating light at night.
Ayurvedic recipes include spices with specific dosha-balancing benefits. The ingredients of this ayurvedic recipe are actually vata pacifying, which is what you need after a crazy day coping with work or holiday and family demands and generally rushing about.
Ingredients to serve two
- 3 – 4 big Asparagus sticks chopped
- 3 – 4 big Baby Marrows (courgettes) chopped
- An half cup Frozen Peas (hey – better fresh if you’ve got the time)
- a teaspoon of black salt (get from the Houghton TM Centre or Ambrosia.
- a teaspoon of Vata Churna) (ditto)
- half teaspoon Asafoetida powder (at any Indian shop)
- 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil (a heat-stable oil recommend for cooking)
- 1/2 Organic Vege Bouillon Cube
Sauté the spices in grapeseed oil with about 2 tablespoons of water added so it doesn’t get too hot. Add the chopped veggies. Add 1 – 1 ¼ litres of boiling water and bring to the boil. Then pop into a hotbox or leave on very low heat for a bit, blend, and you’re done.
It tastes like a cross between asparagus and mushroom soup. It’s utterly delicious. Enjoy.
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