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Spring Recipes

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”

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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Tasty Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

Get all the wonderful health benefits of turmeric, in particular its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, by incorporating it into this delicious and easy to make smoothie.

With inflammation at the root of so many illness such as arthritis, it’s important to include anti-inflammatories into your diet.

Turmeric’s other health benefits:

Aids in metabolism and weight management
Natural pain reliever
Helps detoxify the liver
Natural antiseptic & antibacterial agent
Cleanses the blood & promotes healthy skin
Promotes good digestion & healthy gut bacteria
Supports healthy blood glucose levels
Anti-cancerous

Turmeric can also be used topically to treat skin irritations, but be forewarned, your skin will be stained yellow.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing loves the following turmeric smoothie…

Tasty Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
1 cup water
1/2 ripe avocado
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed)
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 tablespoon honey (substitute maple syrup or stevia)

Place all of the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend away for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. Enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

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