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Ayurvedic Diet & Recipes

for Spring

Put the Spring back in your step with Ayurvedic Eating

As winter departs we say goodbye to winter blues/cold nights and a hearty hello to the growing sun. As the world wakes up and the warmth

of the season fills us up, we feel a renewed sense of energy and abundance and a natural desire to 'shake off the cobwebs'.

Let the detox begin!

 

According to the Ayurveda, the rising mercury also encourages a gradual melting of kapha - making Spring is THE opportune time for detox. The change in season and diet is, like Autumn, quite visible. You will notice at this time a plethora of detoxifying greens and fresh, protein rich, produce such as eggs, cheese and lamb hitting the shelves. Delicious, light, fresh, green cuisine is the order of the day (season). Small, well-spiced meals containing less grains and more vegetables, proteins and fats (a more paleo/ketogenic diet) also encourage fat burning and the purging of toxins stored in fat cells.  Pungent, bitter and astringent tastes should dominate your plate as they are langhana (catabolic) supporting the natural sloughing of winter weight and waking up and shaking up sluggish lymph, energy, mood and digestion.

We know sometimes the stores of winter chocolates just drag on far too long in the new year but sadly, failure to move to a lighter diet come spring will result in some unwanted digestive difficulties including bloating, nausea and sticky constipation. Although hearty winter grub still feels (oh so) good continuing this diet too late into spring will put a real dent into your 'go get 'em attitude'.  So, beat the bloat by peppering your spring sup with hot, pungent spices such as  garlic, hing, cumin, ginger, black pepper and methi. This will heat and stimulate digestive enzymes, ensuring smoother digestion and reducing the need for a post-lunch nap!

Say no to the sneeze

As well as digestive difficulties, we know, for many, that Spring is also burdened by seasonal allergies (tissue anyone?). For our Pitta and Kapha friends, who are particularly prone to hyperactivity of the immune system (allergies, itching, inflammation etc), Spring can be living hell. If this sounds familiar, we have great news! Majority of the these annual afflictions can actually be managed/prevented purely by a swift change from winter to spring diet and use of food-based herbal medicine such as Turmeric and honey (potent natural anti-inflammatory and detoxifiers). If you are reaching for the antihistamines every March, it might be worth taking a look at some of our recipes below. We want to see you joining in the spring-frolicking - snot free, hah!

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Clean Beets N Greens Kitchari

Beets 'n' Greens keep you fresh and clean! Struggling with Acne? Skin rashes? Volcanic eruptions of emotions? Or excess weight and digestive issues! It sounds like you could do with a gut and liver cleanse! What better (and more delicious) way to promote natural cleansing than with Faith's Beet n Greens Kitchari. Perfect all year round but is absolutely QUEEN come Spring Cleanse season.

(VPK) Tridoshic

Faith's Creamy Vegan Chai

Who said chai can't be vegan? Get your spicy tea fix with our new vegan recipe! Combining warming spices, caffeine-free tea and a lush mix of soy and oat milks this tea is the perfect way to start the day or, as its caffeine free, maybe end it!

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All-Seasons Simple Tridoshic Kitchari

Ayurveda's ultimate healing food - kitchari - also known as a hug in a bowl is a soothing combination of soft mung dhal and rice mixed with digestive spices, vegetables and healthy fats. Kitchari is delicious, easy to digest, suitable for for all dosha, low in calorie, high in fibre, Agni strengthening and gut cleansing.

(VPK) Tridoshic

Digestive Lassi

Agni-boosting, micro-biome enhancing spicy Lassi - the ideal post-meal digestive for a happy tummy.

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Clean Beets N Greens Kitchari

Beets 'n' Greens keep you fresh and clean! Struggling with Acne? Skin rashes? Volcanic eruptions of emotions? Or excess weight and digestive issues! It sounds like you could do with a gut and liver cleanse! What better (and more delicious) way to promote natural cleansing than with Faith's Beet n Greens Kitchari. Perfect all year round but is absolutely QUEEN come Spring Cleanse season.

(VPK) Tridoshic

Faith's Creamy Vegan Chai

Who said chai can't be vegan? Get your spicy tea fix with our new vegan recipe! Combining warming spices, caffeine-free tea and a lush mix of soy and oat milks this tea is the perfect way to start the day or, as its caffeine free, maybe end it!

V - P - K -

All-Seasons Simple Tridoshic Kitchari

Ayurveda's ultimate healing food - kitchari - also known as a hug in a bowl is a soothing combination of soft mung dhal and rice mixed with digestive spices, vegetables and healthy fats. Kitchari is delicious, easy to digest, suitable for for all dosha, low in calorie, high in fibre, Agni strengthening and gut cleansing.

(VPK) Tridoshic

Digestive Lassi

Agni-boosting, micro-biome enhancing spicy Lassi - the ideal post-meal digestive for a happy tummy.