Fall means Vata Dosha is on the rise. To help keep it balanced, we’ve created this unique, delicious smoothie for you to try, using organic pumpkin.
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (you can use organic whey or vegan protein)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 pitted dates
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1/2 cup canned organic pumpkin (or use freshly cooked and pureed - that gives best taste)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
Pinch of cardamom
Pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon organic ghee or organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon Maca Powder (excellent for balancing Vata Dosha)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Balancing for all 3 doshas. For kapha, use more ginger, and have only on occasion.
Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.
With thanks from Dosha Guru www.doshaguru.com
Ayurvedic cooking is about guiding principles rather than rules. For example, food should be light, easy to digest, and cooked foods are considered easier to digest than raw.
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