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Clean Eating

Full Moon organic Ghee

t’s that time again and YES we did make our FULL MOON GHEE! (Auspicious Ghee)

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC Organic Ghee! Was made on the full moon and ready to pick up or be shipped, while supplies last!

Everything around us has an effect on something within us. The frequency of the moon affects the mind and influences our feelings, emotions, and desires. The practice of making Ghee on a full moon is considered auspicious because the moon is thought to influence “Soma” the source of nourishment, nectar, and bliss. Soma is a Sanskrit term which is derived from the root word “su” which means to energize, stimulate, expand and grow.

Think of Ghee as liquefied sunlight!

Ghee is the most refined end product of milk and one should consider using in place of butter. Because the milk solids have been removed, it has a higher smoking point than butter.

Through the lens of #Ayurveda here are a few benefits of incorporating Ghee into your diet:

Lactose Friendly
Dosen’t spoil easily
Promotes flexibility
Rich in vitamins
Healthy digestive tract
Lowers Cholesterol
Higher smoking point
Weight loss

 

Spring allergies

Ayurveda Wellness Healing post on allergies last week focused on the Kapha reducing diet to control allergies – today let’s focus on what we can add to our diets to help with the spring allergies that came out in full force this weekend in the Northeast…

1. Baked, Broiled or grilled foods, and hot spices. These foods increase warmth, light, and dry qualities

2. Fruits like cherries, berries, and pomegranate.

Here are couple of herbal tea recipes to help jump-start your spring:

Ginger tea
1 glass warm water
1 T honey
1⁄2 T fresh lime or lemon
1/8 t fresh grated ginger.
Mix well and enjoy this great morning beverage.

Cinnamon Ginger tea
1 glass water
1 stick of cinnamon
3-4 cloves
1⁄4 T fresh grated ginger
1 T honey
Boil all ingredients for 2-3 minutes; then add 1T honey and enjoy.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Kitchari

Kitchari

So, what’s kitchari and what does it have to do with Ayurveda and, more importantly, you?

Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that’s known to assist in detoxing the body and balancing all three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. Kitchari provides awesome nutrients while cleansing the toxins out of the body. It’s a great way to cleanse the body and soul in a gentle way.

Kitchari is made with mung beans, Basmati rice, seasonal vegetables, ghee and spices. The mung beans are known for their ability to remove toxins, specifically pesticides and insecticides, from the body. Mung beans are also a great source of protein and provide a source of good carbohydrates and fiber. It’s also a great dish for those having digestive problems and recovering from illness. There’s many versions of Kitchari out there from simple to more elaborate.

One bag of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC  kitchari makes 6 servings!

*Flat shipping rate of $5…whether you purchase 1 bag or 6!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

 

Creamy Curry Cauliflower Lentil Soup

CREAMY CURRY CAULIFLOWER LENTIL SOUP

Serves 4
Gluten free

Ingredients
•2 tsp avocado oil (or sub water for oil-free)
•1 medium white or yellow onion
•2 medium carrots, diced
•1 stalk celery, diced (optional)
•1 ½ tsp minced fresh ginger
•2-3 cloves garlic, minced
•1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces (~4 cups as original recipe is written)
•2 tsp curry powder (or if you have some of our six taste spice mix can use )
•1 pinch cayenne (optional)
•4 cups vegetable broth (or sub chicken broth f not vegan or vegetarian)
•1/2 cup red lentils
•1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
•2 Tbsp coconut cream (or sub 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk

•Instructions
1.Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, onion, carrots, and celery (optional) and sauté for 4-5 minutes — stirring occasionally. Then add ginger and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes more or until fragrant.

2.Add cauliflower, curry powder, cayenne (optional), broth, lentils, and salt. Bring to a low boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until lentils and cauliflower are tender.

3.Add coconut cream and blend with an immersion blender and blend until creamy and no bits remain (if it has trouble blending, you can optionally transfer to a blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth).

4.Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more curry powder for spice, cayenne for heat, or salt for overall flavor. Continue cooking for a few more minutes over medium heat.

5.Serve as is or with garnish of choice (we went with fresh cilantro and an additional swirl of coconut milk).

Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer up to 1 month.

Lavender Lemonade

Love lemonade and lavender? Experience headaches and/or anxiety? Try our favorite drink…Lavender Lemonade!

Lavender Lemonade is a fragrant, refreshing, and beautiful drink.  

Lemonade is so refreshing as is, and it’s actually so easy to make at home. You can prepare this easy lemonade recipe any time, and it’s so good. Just add in a bit of lavender essential oil to to give it an extra kick of color and flavor.

Ingredients:
• 3 organic lemons
• 7 cups water
• 1 drop organic lavender essential oil
• ¾ cup organic raw agave
• Optional: lemon slices for garnish

Directions:
Juice the lemons into a pitcher
Add the water, lavender and agave
Stir well to mix, serve and enjoy!

*optional: add in some grated ginger and garnish with mint leaves.

Stop by Whole Foods Market or if you leave in/near Gloucester, MA Common Crow Natural Market for the above ingredients.

Enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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