‘You are what you eat’ – you must be familiar with this saying. It is the notion that in order to stay healthy and fit one needs to eat healthy too. The saying also resonates with Ayurveda. This ancient science of healing also suggests following a healthy diet to attain balance within the body. Ayurveda provides a holistic approach to healthy living, providing guidance to eat mindfully, healthfully, and with gratitude. It also reminds us that we are the result of not just what we eat but how, when and why we eat.
In Ayurveda food and herbs are categorized by how they affect our Doshas. What Ayurveda advocates eating according to the three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha and find balance between them. Some food similar to the doshas will increase it while some food opposite to it decreases it. What we need to do for a healthy living is to find balance between them. The food we eat affects our whole body from our health, energy level, mood, even our behaviour. Here is a recipe that will not only nourish your body but your mind and soul too.
Healing Turmeric Smoothie
Turmeric is an ancient spice that has been a part of every Indian kitchen for a long time. The spice is believed to possess amazing healing properties and is very healthy. It has a long list of health benefits from being anti-inflammatory to preventing heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even cancer. There exists an abundance of healthy and filling recipes you can try with this amazing spice at the comfort of your own kitchen.
- 1 can coconut milk
- 3-4 frozen bananas
- 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon ginger root powder
- 1 teaspoon ginseng powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth
- If you want you can add sweetener for taste and more milk beverage to thin it down
- Dust with more turmeric
For optimal health we must make an effort to eat balanced dishes that are organic and healthy. If you are thinking of starting to eat the Ayurvedic way, start with this delicious recipe. And more is on its way.