This simple and refreshing fresh coriander chutney recipe by @banyanbotanicals is delicious and cooling; it has anti-inflammatory properties, cleansing and digestive-enhancing. It can be added to dals, vegetable sautees, stir-fries or a salad. Some other common issues this recipe is beneficial for include excessive heat and heavy metal toxicity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Ingredients:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🌱 1 bunch (¼ lb.) fresh cilantro (Chinese parsley)🌱 ¼ cup fresh lemon juice🌱 ¼ cup water🌱¼ cup grated coconut🌱2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, chopped🌱 1 teaspoon barley malt or honey🌱1 teaspoon sea salt🌱 ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Directions:Blend lemon juice, water and fresh cilantro until cilantro is chopped. Add remaining ingredients and blend until it is like a paste. It can be stored in a covered refrigerator for up to one...

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A mung chilla -an Indian version of pancake or crepe is a popular breakfast (though I generally recommend having it for lunch or dinner) option in Indian homes. Mung chillas are high in protein and quick and easy to make. There are several recipes, but this is my favourite!   Serves 4 INGREDIENTS* 1 cup mung dal (soaked overnight or for at least 3-6 hours)* 1 chilli* 1-inch ginger* 1 tsp cumin / jeera* ¼ tsp turmeric* 2 tbsp coriander* pinch hing / asafoetida* ½ tsp salt* 3 tbsp water* oil or ghee for roastingINSTRUCTIONS Firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup mung dal overnight or for at least 3-6 hours.  Drain off the water and transfer to the blender.  Also add 1...

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According to Ayurveda, any food that transforms quickly into Ojas is good for immunity.  Ojas is the end product of complete digestion that creates strong immunity, radiant complexion and vitality.  Ways to boost immunity include having easy to digest foods, choosing foods for our unique body type and season and cooking with immunity-boosting spices. My favourite immunity-boosting foods include white tea, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, amla berries and pomegranate.  These foods are high in antioxidants and the spices help unclog blocked channels in the body which prevents ama (digestive impurities) to build up. Keeping the body clear from toxins is one of the best ways to strengthen our immunity.   Here is a spice mixture for enhancing immunity It should be used regularly to boost immunity and enhance digestion. From The...

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    According to Chinese medicine, blood is formed through proper digestion and absorption of food, which is mainly helped by the Spleen and Stomach. If the Spleen and Stomach Qi are weak, it will affect the blood supply and its function, which can lead to an iron deficiency.  Chinese dates can strengthen the Spleen and Stomach Qi (energy) which helps to digest food, tonify blood, boost circulation and prevent anaemia.  Having red date tea after your period helps replenish the blood you have lost, which will improve energy and give post-period pale skin a natural flush. The tea is especially beneficial after your period but can also be had during winter to keep the body warm or as a general tonic to improve complexion and immunity.  The...

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  This Ayurvedic almond blend is an excellent tonic when you feel exhausted and looking for a drink to perk you up.  It boosts energy, vitality and digestion. And I especially recommend it to clients after their period, after sex to rebuild fluids and when trying to conceive as it nourishes the reproductive organs.     Ingredients: Two Medjool dates 10-12 almonds 1 cup water for soaking dates 1 cup water for soaking almonds 1 cup of water ½–1 cup hot water Directions: Cover the dates and almonds with water and soak overnight. In the morning, drain the almonds and peel them by pinching the skin. If the skin does not come off easily, try submerging the soaked almonds in boiling water before...

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