Healthy Ayurvedic Smoothie Tips
If you are familiar with an Ayurvedic diet, you may know that it is often not recommended to eat smoothies, and for many good reasons. This dense meal in a drink is often filled with a plethora of varied ingredients; is rough, raw, and cold; and contains more sugar and calories than one should generally take down so quickly. These drinks can leave you feeling heavy, sleepy, gassy, bloated, and ungrounded.
Luckily with a few simple changes, we can still enjoy our smoothies occasionally throughout the hotter months. A few things to keep in mind include – keep it simple; avoid mixing any other foods with your fruit (including veggies, protein powder, or nuts); use a light, unsweetened base such as water or herbal tea; and include digestive enhancing ingredients such as ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and coconut oil or ghee. Keeping reading for more healthy tips and my simple smoothie recipe too!