Nutrition for Yogis - information and recipes to complement your yoga practice
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AYURVEDIC / YOGIC RECIPES TONICS AND TEAS
Golden Milk recipe
Chyawanprash is an ayurvedic tonic, a mixture of herbs infused with amla fruit and sesame oil. According to legend, chyawanprash was developed by an elderly sage called Chyawan, who created the formula to rejuvenate himself so as not to burden his much-younger bride.
You can take 1-2 tsp in hot water or milk or use it as a jam spread
- The omega-3 fatty acids may decrease inflammation and improve lung function in adults with asthma
- the amla--or Indian gooseberry--and cinnamon it contains have carminative qualities, meaning they help with gas and bloating and can relieve heartburn and nausea.
- The amla is very high in Vitamin C and ellagic acid having antiviral and antibacterial qualities, supporting a healthy immune system and preventing respiratory infections. The sesame oil in chyawanprash contains alpha-linolenic acid, which may have beneficial effects on the cardiac system. Studies it may help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- The Tannins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants contribute to healthy skin and hair.
Or how about a 40 day green food mono diet ?to re-alkalinize the body, detoxify the liver and blood, and help with weight loss
Yogi Bhajan suggested that a mono diet may have merit over a fast .
The body can relax and turn its attention to areas that need repair; green healing foods create a more alkaline state keeping disease at bay.
Some examples of green foods you can choose from
Green Apples, Sultana Grapes, Kiwis, Sultana Raisins, Figs, Pears
Marrows, Courgettes, Broccoli, Dill, Parsley, Spring Onion, Cucumber, Rocket, Lettuce, Green Olives, Green Chillies, Wheatgrass Juice Pistachios, Pumpkin Seeds, Mung Beans, Nori Sheets, Olive Oil, Spirulina, Chlorella, Avocadoes, Jasmine Tea, Green Tea
All Herbal Teas, Lemon Juice, Fructose, Honey, Yogi Tea, Soya Sauce, Herbal Salt, Spices, Store-bought Apple Juice,
This green diet is very alkalising, bringing oxygen to rejuvenate your cells. You will be able to breathe better and more deeply, so your body will shed accumulated mucous from the lungs and the digestive system.
Toxins can be released from the tissues and you may notice some weight loss as the body returns to a balanced state.
It may be advisable for you to consult with your health advisor before trying this program. You should not embark on this cleanse if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or undernourished.
I highy recommend this product which is in a powder format you add to water . It contains 12 chlorophyll-rich green foods including organic spirulina, chlorella, kale sprouts, wheat grass juice, nettles and arctic fresh seaweed. To help purifiy, alkalise and strengthen your body.
Clean greens by pukka herbs
You can buy ready made yogi tea in a variety of cleansing recipes There are a few available from Holland & Barrett stores Full range available at various online stores
here is a recipe to make it yourself