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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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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Cacao Raspberry Nice Cream Recipe + Recommendations For Your Dosha

If we are on the same wavelength, then… Cacao + fresh raspberries + sweet bananas = YESSSSS! I mean, seriously… If everyone knew that on a raw vegan diet, you can eat nice cream for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or snacks… Then wouldn’t everyone be doing it? When I eat cacao daily in nice creams, smoothies, and/or hot bevvies, I never…

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Matcha Coconut: Raw Vegan Smoothie Recipe + Recommendations For Your Dosha

Simple… Easy… Delicious… Mega-boost of energy… Need I say more?! Ok, I will! I drank this on my hike a few weeks ago, and experienced super blissful energy. It’s a perfect drink for mid-day, as the matcha and natural fruit sugars will power you through the afternoon. Enjoy! Here’s The Recipe! Ingredients: 5 bananas (ripe & spotty) 2 medjool dates,…

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Cultured Cashew Cheese: Raw Recipe + Recommendations For Your Dosha

You can find a growing selection of cultured cashew-based cheeses in health food stores. And some brands, like Treeline Tree Nut Cheese and Reine Vegan Cheese, are really good. When choosing a non-dairy cheese in the store, look for brands without added oils, fillers, additives, and preservatives. The best brands use organic ingredients, like cashews, salt, herbs, and spices. That’s…

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Probiotics In Daily Life: Fiber-Rich Diet, Supplements, Fermented Foods & Cultured Beverages

If you haven’t already, please check out my last post, All About Probiotics + The Surprising Role Of Fiber. It goes deep into what probiotics are, what they do for us, and how we are in relationship with them. Now, then… On to how we can use probiotics in daily life. Do we need to take pills? Are the pills…

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All About Probiotics + The Surprising Role Of Fiber

Probiotics have been on trend for a while now. Bottles of probiotics in capsule form are all over the shelves of health food stores. Some are refrigerated… Some aren’t… We’re told yogurt is a FANTASTIC source…but is it? We’re told that fermented foods like sauerkraut are also a good source. Maybe you’ve heard of cultured cashew cheese… Perhaps you had…

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