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.

Mango Milk

  • 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:

Watermelon-Mint Smoothie

• 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.

Summer Soup

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,

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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)
  1. a teaspoon of black salt (get from the Houghton TM Centre or Ambrosia.
  2. a teaspoon of Vata Churna) (ditto)
  3. half teaspoon Asafoetida powder (at any Indian shop)
  4. 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil (a heat-stable oil recommend for cooking)
  5. 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.

By the way – Maharishi Ayurveda is a revival of the ancient holistic health care system of the Himalayas. It offers a huge range of very high quality healthy lifestyle choices including Transcendental Meditation, rejuvenation therapies, herbal products, peace creating technologies, fortune creating homes … the list goes on.

Maharishi Ayurveda products are available at the centre or from Ansie and Kolbe HERE





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