Category Archives: Ayurvedic Recipes

Ayurvedic Hot Toddy Recipe

The holiday season is the time of year for friends, family, giving and gratitude.  However, it can also come with an increase in stress, exhaustion, eating and of course drinking.  One of the best ways to avoid the seemingly unavoidable holiday weight gain is to limit empty calories including alcohol.  Here is an incredible alcohol-free Ayurvedic Hot Toddy recipe, perfect for keeping you warm, boosting the digestive fire, enhancing circulation, increasing energy, and strengthening immune system throughout the winter months.     Continue reading »

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Tri-doshic Mung Dahl and Quinoa Kitchari Recipe

Although Kitchari is not a necessity to have an Ayurvedic diet, it can definitely be a healthy staple for those that choose.  In fact, more days than not, I find myself creating (and craving) this dish on a daily basis.  The reason why I LOVE this dish so, is because of the versatility in taste, ingredients, and health properties that it possesses.  Kitchari can vary quite a bit in quality depending on the spices, oils, veggies, dahl and grain used.  Some Kitchari recipes may be perfect for a cleanse, while others may be more building, and therefore more useful in rejuvenation therapy.   Some may be beneficial for the Fall season and others better for Summer.  And, as you will see with this particular Kitchari recipe, some can be very sattvic (balanced) by nature, and therefore useful for all times! Continue reading »

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Springtime Breakfast Scramble Recipe

Ayurvedic Breakfast ScrambleAlthough I love my oats, groats and porridges in the morning, these meals can be a bit too heavy for me during the lightness of the Spring and Summer seasons.  I really adore this recipe as it is packed with protein, without the heaviness that can sometimes go with this vital nutrient.  In fact, eating this breakfast scramble leaves me feeling light and energized, while sustaining my appetite for quite a bit.  Whether your goal is weight loss or just to eat a bit healthier, this breakfast scramble can be a great addition to your morning routine!   Continue reading »

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Winter Spiced Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe

sweet potato muffin recipeHave you been looking for a healthy treat to bring to your holiday pot luck or just a healthy snack to have around the home for you and your family?  Well here is a recipe that combines the comfort and deliciousness of two of my favorite winter treats, muffins and sweet potatoes.  With the help of Ayurveda this recipe becomes even more healing as we add in some warming digestive spices, organic ghee, whole grain flour and a small amount of maple syrup (no sugar needed!).  Perfect with a cup of caffeine-free Chai tea, this recipe can easily become a fall and winter favorite!!      Continue reading »

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Ayurvedic Roasted Root Veggie Recipe

ayurvedic roasted veggie recipeWhat better way to welcome in the Fall than with some grounding root veggies.  I have come to the conclusion that Fall is officially my favorite season, and I am beyond excited to have some herbal teas, winter spices and warm meals back in my life again.  In fact, with Vata dosha being predominant during the Fall season, all of these “treats” not only feel great, but are actually helping to keep my body and mind in balance during these transitional months.  This recipe has been a slight obsession of mine and although it can be a healthy side dish, I have been enjoying it as my main meal more often than not. Continue reading »

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Ojas-Increasing Energy Balls (a no-bake recipe!)

Ojas Increasing Energy BallsSummer has arrived and with the heat already in the high 90’s here in Boulder, I thought trying out a healthy, no-bake recipe is exactly what is needed!  But as with all of my recipes, I further thought that creating an Ayurvedic version of the energy ball could be a great experiment.  What I discovered was a simple, nourishing and irresistible recipe filled with Ojas-increasing ingredients (coconut, almonds, ghee, etc), digestive spices to balance out the heavy, cold and raw qualities of this recipe, and an added bonus of Ashwagandha Root, one of Ayurveda’s most well know energy-enhancing, rejuvenative herbs. Continue reading »

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Ayurvedic Home Remedies 101: Cilantro Juice for Detoxification, Chelation and Inflammation

cilantro juiceCilantro is one of my favorite herbs, as it is fresh, affordable, accessible and carries a wide range of health benefits.  This tasty herb can be used as food or in larger dosages to increase the potency of its health benefits.  Cilantro’s cooling, anti-inflammatory properties makes it essential in any Pitta imbalance, while also being an Ayurvedic staple for every-body during these hot summer months.  Cilantro is also well-known for its powerful detoxifying action, and more importantly, its unique ability to remove heavy metals from the tissues. Continue reading »

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