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Butternut Squash Soup

  Servings 4 Ingredients: 4 cups butternut squash, seeded and diced into small pieces 2 teaspoons ghee ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon mineral salt 1 big onion, chopped 2 bay leaves ½ teaspoon curry powder ½ inch fresh ginger, chopped 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 3 cups of water 1 small spring of fresh rosemary ½ lemon   Directions: In a large pot, warm the ghee and add the ginger and bay leaves. Add onions, stir, and cook on medium heat for about 3–4 minutes. Add the turmeric, salt, and butternut squash. Stirring occasionally, cook on low heat for 15 minutes or until the squash starts to soften. Add water and bring to a boil, then turn the heat to...

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5 Ways To Super Charge Your Immunity The Ayurvedic Way!

  Here are five of my favourite ways to boost immunity & steps on how you can implement these Ayurvedic Immunity Boosting foods and practices into your daily regime.  Spices 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. Spices help unclog blocked channels in the body which prevents ama (toxins) from building up. Keeping the body clear from toxins is one of the best ways to strengthen our immunity.  Here is a spice mixture to make a tea for enhancing immunity regularly to boost immunity and improve digestion from The Answer to Cancer by Hari Sharma, M.D. and James Meade, PhD.*Most of...

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5 Tips On How To 'DETOX' During The Holidays

Every year, December rolls around, and it's go, go, go. Our calendars fill up with back-to-back parties, canapés become diet staples, we sleep less and drink more. It's no secret: the holiday festivities can be rough on your gut and skin.   So how to counter all the indulgences?  Ayurveda has natural remedies that help detoxify your body and keep your gut 'somewhat' healthy during the holidays! These are five of my best tips. Sip On Beat The Bloat Ayurvedic Tea We dress up, look great and go out to enjoy a meal. But, within an hour, we feel gassy and bloated. We wish we were back at home, cosy in bed in grandma style pyjamas. I'm sure this has happened to...

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How To Get Glowing Skin & Sparkle At Your Next Party!

With the holiday season and parties on the agenda comes a natural beauty query: how to get glowing and luminous skin.- It's a combination of habits like diet, sleep, exercise and stress management. For example, cortisol, the primary stress hormone, has been shown to break down collagen in the skin.)Below are my favourite tips that can help brighten, illuminate and hydrate even the dullest skin to surface a radiant luminous glow. Breathing ExercisesPerform breathing exercises to balance the doshas and increase oxygenation throughout the body, resulting in a radiant, healthy, and youthful complexion. In Ayurveda, this method is referred to as "breathing from head to toe" because this practice is very effective for connecting the body, skin, and mind to balance...

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  Refresh after a gruelling workout or exhausting day with this electrolyte-packed water, with a natural boost of energy, vitamins, and minerals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Electrolytes are minerals in the blood, such as sodium and potassium, that help your body regulate fluid levels.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Drinks with more electrolytes will help you stay hydrated longer than plain water. Citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes, have a lot of electrolytes. So does the coconut water in this recipe from @epicurious ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀INGREDIENTS⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 1 (4") piece ginger, peeled⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 2 3/4 cups water or coconut water⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀PREPARATION⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀1) Finely grate ginger and, using a flexible spatula, press solids into a fine-mesh sieve set...

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