Things are changing, moving, and shifting. Wind, air, and cold accumulates space to move stagnant energy. As humans we tend to resist change, but if we tune into the universe we can accept change with open arms. I created this recipe to help alleviate stress and physical health problems as we move through fall into the new year to welcome new possibilities.
Persimmons are one of the most beautiful fall fruits! It’s so important to use produce that is seasonal. I thought it would be important to create an Ayurvedic herbal smoothie for Vata and Kapha imbalances with the flavors of fall and winter. Since we are in the transition of fall to winter, we need to take in a lighter diet of less rich foods to balance Kapha. We need to have more sweet, sour and salty tasting foods to balance our Vata. If we moderately combine these two you can find an equilibrium. We tend to develop issues such as restlessness, insomnia, constipation, dry skin, and worry. Or, You may also develop Kaphic imbalances like over-sleeping, weight gain, stubbornness, and oily skin. Persimmons, are a kaphic pacifying food and pomegranates are Kapha and Vata pacifying due to its astringent properties. These foods will ground the airy Vata and lift a dense Kapha. I also added an Indian Ayurvedic herb called Ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, is an adaptogen that helps to calm and strengthen the adrenal glands. The adrenals are responsible for creating the hormones that help us deal with stress and many other bodily functions. When the hormones are in balance the mind and body are able to cope much better. This herb helps support the functions of the kidneys. The kidneys have a close relationship to our adrenals which secrete adrenaline (influencing how our body deals with stress), and they also dictate water-metabolism in the body. When the kidneys are weak, we also feel weak, we become prone to water-retention, and our skin and bodies dehydrate. Ashwagandha is the perfect herb to pacify any Kapha and Vata imbalance. While our skin and bodies cope with the stress of adjusting to this seasonal change, we can support ourselves just a little bit with rasayanas such as Ashwagandha. You can buy Ashwagandha here.
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- 2 Persimmons, peeled and chopped
- 1 small orange
- 1 1/2 cups of nut milk
- 1/2 inch of chopped tumeric
- 1/2 inch of chopped ginger
- 1 Tbsp Ashwagandha
- Blend all ingredients in blender!
- Top with pomegranate seeds and cacao nibs for crunch factor:)
- Prana party in your mouth!
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