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Raw Food Ayurveda Recipe: Simple Summer Wraps

As the title implies, these wraps feature summer ingredients, and are perfect to cut the summer heat! They are super simple, super hydrating, super tasty, and cooling. Give the recipe a try, and let me know how it goes in the comments! Here’s the Recipe! Ingredients: 1 heart romaine, leaves removed 2 English cucumbers, noodled 1 lime, juiced 1 tbsp…

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Raw Food Ayurveda Recipe: Tomato-Tahini-Herb Sauce

This is my go-to sauce for summer nights when I want a creamy, cheesy, herbalicious tahini-based sauce. Here’s the recipe! Ingredients: 1 cup cucumber, coarsely chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes 2 limes, juiced 1 small jalapeno pepper 1 tbsp dulse  2 tbsp tahini (the best raw tahini in my opinion) 1-2 tbsp Greek oregano, thyme, or other fresh herb Process:…

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Smoothie Recipe: Secretly Green Cacao Cherry

It’s energizing… Delicious… Nutritious… PACKED with greens… Yet… It tastes like CHOCOLATE! Um…yes, please! Check out the recipe video here! Here’s the recipe! Ingredients: 4 cups power greens (or spinach) 2 cups water 4 medjool dates, pitted 2 tbsp cacao powder 4 bananas 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted 1 tbsp cacao nibs (optional) Process: Place greens, water, and dates in…

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Raw Food Ayurveda Recipe: Tahini Lime Dipping Sauce

It’s time for another magical dipping sauce recipe. Tahini. Lime or lemon. Your favorite pepper…might I suggest, homegrown Anaheim pepper?! Cucumber. THAT’S IT! Here’s the Recipe! Ingredients: 2 tbsp RAW tahini (this kind is my new FAVORITE!) 2-3 limes or lemons, juiced (to taste) 1 mild pepper of your choice 2 cups cucumber (peeled if you don’t want the sauce…

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Raw Food Ayurveda Recipe: Green Lighthouse Smoothie

Start the day with this smoothie for a nutrient-blast! Or, enjoy it as an afternoon pick-me-up. Either way, know that you are giving yourself all kinds of green goodness to light up your heart chakra and infuse your cells with the nutrients you need. Say goodbye to cravings, and hello to feeling light! Here’s the Recipe! Ingredients: 2 cups power…

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Raw Vegan Recipe: Cacao Almond Fudgy Bars

Ooey. Gooey. Fudgy. Wudgy. Bar-Deliciousness… Coming right at you… Here and now! Is this an everyday treat? It depends on you. For me, this is more of a special occasion treat to enjoy myself and share with friends and family. But if you are coming from an everyday-bar-of-chocolate habit (that was me once, too!), this might be a good substitution…

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Ayurveda, Raw Vegan, Vegan

Raw Food Diet For Kapha

Kapha will respond well to the lightness of fresh veggies and fruits, and small amounts of nuts and seeds. Kapha will have to watch their fat intake more than other doshas, and will probably need to stay around 10% or less of calories from fat. Minimize oily foods like avocado, coconut, olives, nuts and seeds, and salt, as kapha retains…

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Raw Food Diet For Pitta

Of all the doshas, the raw food diet is the best for fiery Pitta. Pitta is going to rock out on the cooling power of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pitta does need to be careful not to eat too much onion, garlic, and heating spices. I know, I know…this is hard, because pitta loves spicy food! You may be able…

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Movement, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Working With Disgust, Aversion, And Mild OCD In Hot Yoga Class

All my life I’ve been a little OCD… A little bit of a neat freak… A little bit of a clean freak… Counting sometimes — my horse’s strides; my own strides while walking, running, hiking, biking, working out; the cars of trains… A bit of an overachiever in school. Nothing too extreme or problematic or clinically significant. Working With Disgust…

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Raw Food Diet For Vata

Of all the doshas, vata will struggle the most with a raw food diet. That being said, it IS possible. Vata will need to include more root vegetables, warming spices, hot bevvies (there’s a whole section in my sweet recipe book!), hydrating raw soups and stews warmed in the Vitamix blender or dehydrator, and partially dehydrated marinated vegetables. I encourage…

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