Today officially marks the beginning of the Spring Equinox in the Western Hemisphere. In Ayurveda, spring is ruled by by Kapha Dosha - the elements of Earth + Water and the bodies most valuable filtering organs; the lymph system, gallbladder + liver. The ground is heavy and wet, temperatures fluctuate hot to cold in a moments notice, and sweet underground saplings drink in vital nutrients as they prepare to blossom from below. As the qualities of Kapha Dosha increase in our e
Ashwaganda is used for its restorative benefits, nourishing the bone layer and strengthening the immune system. Ashwaganda makes this cocoa thicker, with an additional malty taste. Due to its heating energy, ashwaganda is recommended for use in the colder weather. For two servings 2 cups organic almond or milk 1 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 cup raw cacao powder 2 tbsp ghee or cacao butter 1 tsp Ashwaganda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp cardamom Freshly grated nutmeg . Warm t
A perfect cup of chai is something I live for. Although there are alternatives for cows milk and caffeine free variations that I have made for myself and others - I wanted to share the real thing. . . Serves 4 4 cups water 1 cup whole organic milk or alternative 1 1/2 tbsp black tea leaves 2 tbsp coconut sugar 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger 1/2 tsp cinnamon or stick 5 green cardamom pods, crushed 2 cloves 1/2 tsp fennel seed Dash of freshly grated nutmeg Bring water to a boil
To assist healthy, balanced digestion one way is to bring the qualities of agni into our body through our food and drink. These qualities are warm, light and slightly oily. Ayurvedic buckwheat pancakes are a delicious way to do this. In it’s pure form, buckwheat is heating, heavy and dry.
But when we prepare a pancake from buckwheat flour we are able to make it more balancing to our Agni. Firstly, buckwheat flour is buckwheat in a lighter form. By adding cooling cardamom, g