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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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Lunch Challenge

Ayurveda Wellness Healing lunch challenge….

Ayurvedically speaking our lunch should be made fresh and be the biggest meal of the day.

Having a big lunch is important because the sun, pitta energy (element of fire, energy of transformation!), and our agni (digestive fire), are all in alignment. This means big, lots o’ fire to digest big, lots o’ food! Our digestive fire is the strongest it will be all day long and it’s looking for a big meal to work on. If we wait to have our biggest meal at dinner, there is no fire left in nature or in us, so the food sits like a big blob in our bellies until the next day. Yuck!

Put the salad down. Salads are popular because they don’t have to be heated, they stay pretty fresh all day, and they are easily carried around. Plus, veggies! Unfortunately, salads are not the best choice from an Ayurvedic perspective because they are cold, light, rough, and can be hard for many people to digest. They can be okay in summer time for some people but overall they don’t give enough staying power for anyone and by 3:00 we’ll be sniffing around for cookies or chocolate.

Choose warm, nourishing foods. If possible, lunch should be warm, full of vegetables, delicious spices and flavors, protein of choice and balanced by what your dosha needs.

Try really hard not to eat at your desk. Multi-tasking and eating do not mix because we confuse our minds. “Am I eating food? Or am I typing? Or am I talking?” says the mind. The focus needs to be on the food so we can taste it, chew it well, and begin the digestive process healthfully (digestion starts in the mouth!). At the very least, step away from your desk and go into a conference room. Play your favorite Pandora or Spotify station to create a nice ambiance.

Bonus points if you can take a leisurely 15-minute walk outside after lunch. It helps the digestive process and keeps our mind nourished. This is not a power walk, it’s a stroll.

If not now, when?

Dizziness?

Do you experience bouts of dizziness?

Ginger helps to relieve dizziness and nausea. Studies have shown that it may even be more effective that over-the-counter medications. You can use ginger in the form of supplements. You can also prepare a ginger tea by adding a half inch piece of ginger root to boiling water. Sipping on some ginger ale or chewing on ginger candy is also helpful in treating dizziness.

• When you start feeling dizzy, practice deep breathing. Inhale slowly
and take in more air during each breath. This helps to soothe the nerves and alleviates stress.

Let Ayurveda Wellness Healing help you get to the root cause and begin your path to balancing your body.

Email us at info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com for your private consultation.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Detox Lentil Soup

Have you been indulging a bit too much, maybe? Feeling like the pipes are getting clogged?

Ayurveda Wellness Healing loves the below Detox Lentil Soup recipe:

Detox Lentil Soup
Makes 2-4 servings

1 cup Lentils

1 cup Red Quinoa, cooked

1/2 cup Onion, chopped

1-2 clove Garlic (or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder), minced

1-2 teaspoons Ghee (alternatively: coconut, safflower or peanut oil)

1 scant teaspoon Garam Masala (or 1 pinch each: turmeric, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, cumin and/or clove)

1 Carrot, quartered and chopped

1 stalk Celery, cut into small pieces

1 cup Kale, stalks removed, leaves torn into small bits

2 cups Vegetable Broth (I like Pacific Foods Low Sodium)

pinch of Hing (optional)

Coconut or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, or Tamari (gluten-free) to taste

Rinse lentils and drain. Melt 1 tsp. ghee over medium heat. Sprinkle in spices and sauté one minute. Add onion and cook a few minutes until it softens. Stir in lentils until thoroughly coated. Add carrot, celery, kale and cook a moment. Turn heat to high and add vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low.

Cook 20-25 minutes. Stir in Hing, optionally. Ladle the quinoa into bowls and pour the soup over. Season with Amino Acids or Tamari to taste.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Winter

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC on winter

Winter is a time when nature’s energy withdraws back unto herself as nature’s many expressions begin to slow down. According to #Ayurveda, a person is a miniature reflection of nature and winter represents a time for much needed restoration.

To help you stay balanced here are a few things to to avoid:

– avoid foods that our sweet, sour, or salty
– avoid skipping meals or fasting
– avoid cold or iced drinks

Most importantly, don’t hibernate – get up and out and move!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”