2 Best Ayurvedic Recipes for Spring| 04/26/22
2 Ayurvedic recipes that work well for any dosha during Spring Kapha season
An Ayurvedic diet can help you maintain gut health, increase energy and improve your overall health. Ayurvedic diets focus on incorporating foods with healing, balancing properties to cleanse and purify the body while satisfying hunger. Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle means practicing healthy eating, moving the body, and incorporating mental health practices like meditation, mindfulness, positive thinking or prayer. Eating healthy can sometimes seem boring, but Ayruvedic eating is not just salads, there are hundreds of delicious dishes made with herbs, spices and healthy ingredients that taste great while benefiting your overall health and wellness.
What is an Ayurvedic diet?
According to Ayurveda, there are 3 different body constitutions that each of us can embody. We often embody a combination of two of these constitutions known as doshas. Doshas are believed to be responsible for a person’s mental, emotional, and physiological health and they embody a combination of the five elements that are believed to make up the universe - fire, water, earth, air, and space (also known as ether). The three doshas are as follows:
VataThe vata dosha consists mostly of the two elements air and space and is generally described as cold, light, dry, rough, flowing, and spacious. People dominated by vata dosha are usually described as slim, energetic, and creative. According to Ayurveda, to maintain good health, a vata-dominant person should follow a regular daily routine, manage stress through meditation and other calming activities, and maintain a warm body temperature by avoiding cold weather and consuming warm foods.
The pitta dosha is based on fire and water. It’s commonly described as hot, light, sharp, oily, liquid, and mobile. People with pitta are said to usually have a muscular build, be very athletic, and serve as strong leaders.Those with a pitta-dominant dosha should focus on work-life balance and avoid extreme heat. They should consume cooling foods like cucumbers and other fruits and avoid very spicy dishes.
The kapha dosha is based on earth and water. It is commonly described as slow, steady, soft, stable, heavy, and cold. People with this dosha are described as strong, thick-boned, and nurturing. To maintain good health, a kapha-dominant person should focus on regular exercise, consume a healthy diet, maintain a warm body temperature, and establish a regular sleep routine. Warm and spicy foods are generally good to consume for this dosha.
Since creating and preserving balance is the main objective in Ayurvedic medicine, an Ayurvedic diet serves to balance your dosha which creates harmony in the body, mind, and spirit.
Ayurvedic Recipes for Spring
While doshas rule body constitutions they are also applied to other aspects of life, such as seasons. Spring is ruled by Kapha. It is considered a generally wet, cool season in most parts of the world. For that reason, warm dishes are best to serve during this season and we wanted to share two side-dish recipes that are great for every dosha during Spring months.
Asparagus Saffron Risotto with Lemon
This absolutely mouth-watering risotto is a savory dish that will be a hit with everyone. The ingredients in this dish have anti-inflammatory and blood purifying properties making it both healthy and delicious!
Click here for the recipe.
Quinoa with Mint, Cilantro & Red Onion
This savory side-dish contains ingredients that have refreshing, anti-inflammatory and detoxing properties. It’s easy to digest and packed with protein making it perfect for every dosha during Kapha season.
To learn how to make this delicious dish, click here.