As you might recognized, since the last week of July the mornings and evenings are cooler, and since the beginning of August the days got shorter, sometimes the sun is glowing already golden in the evening hours. Vata season starts exactly around that time of the year and so we are heading into a new season – autumn is close!
Our body starts to get cravings for warm and grounding food by itself and instead of your leafy summer greens, you might think about a bowl of mashed poatoes for lunch instead. Your body is telling you that it is time for a shift and need carbs to build layers of fat in your body.
This change of your metabolism can cause dry skin, especially when your Dosha is Vata! Daily oil massages before bed will keep your skin nourished. I suggest sesame oil or another warm, nourishing oil. The vitality of your skin will fade in autumn and so your sensitive face skin needs extra love and attention!
Get yourself an
oil cleanser, fermented foam cleanser and a nourishing toner before you apply
lotion onto your skin. It will let your skin look healthy, glowing and not so
How does it come that your skin get dry now so quickly?
Your body protects
itself from heat loss and is reducing the blood flow – especially in your legs,
arms and skin. But with massages, oil and extra love you can support your skin
and body to don´t feel freezy and dried out.
Lifestyle & Nutrition tips for late summer and early fall
Start to wear layers of clothes and warm socks. Keep your body warm at night and if you experience cold feet, wear socks to avoid insomnia. To keep your circulation up, start your morning with dry brushing and a warm shower. Use a nourishing lotion or dry oil. And for sure…the biggest part – change your diet into a fall friendly one!
Your stomach gains now more blood and you will feel a natural cravings for
ingredients like garlic, potatos and with a smart nutrition change you can
prepare your body for flu season which starts around November.
Prefer now food and recipes with the following ingredients:
Sweet potatoes, potatoes, porridge and overnight oats
Beets, carrots and pumpkin
Garlic, ginger and onions, turmeric and salt
Lemons, apples, pears, grapes, plums
Avoid dry food and cold food like:
Cracker, Chips, Popcorn
And last but not least, support your body with herbs!
Chyvanprash can help your immune system to stay balanced
Ashwagandha is calming your mind
Amalaki to cool down your Pitta in late summer and feel more balanced
Licorice root – helps you to soothe dryness
I also love to start September with a week of Kitchari cleansing – I mostly eat a big bowl of Ayurvedic porridge for breakfast, Kitchari with warm sesame oil instead of Ghee for lunch and a small bowl of warm soup in the evening. I prefer here soups with vegetables like potatoes, squash and Miso soup! Kimchi Jigae is also something that works for me and my Vata clients as well!
Find here two of my recipes which are perfect for this season:
A warming and nourishing soup:
Start your day with this delicious and grounding porridge:
You can join my free and exclusive Facebook group end
of September if you want to detox, lose weight or just want to start a new
healthy way of eating and lifestyle! The group is limited to 10 peeps so that I
have enough time to take care of all your individual needs!
More infos coming soon,
when you read this, I am already traveling and this blog will be silence for two weeks! 🙂
I am sorry that I am not the food blogger which takes 500 pictures from my creations! I am simply too hungry when I am making food! ⠀
But I am the food blogger which shares with you this mouth watering “Late Summer Porridge” recipe – and this! Is going to serve your taste buds!
This Porridge recipe is perfect for breakfast in August and beginning of September, it is also Pitta – Vata friendly! Done with water and without the banana, using quinoa instead of oats it can also serve you Kapha peeps!
So here is this delicious bowl of mine! I hope you will love it! I was spooning it so slowly this morning because I loved how the tastes melted together on my tongue…
1 cup of gluten free oats⠀
1 tbsp of tiger nuts porridge ⠀
1 – 2 cups of water⠀
1/2 cup of frozen berries ⠀
1/2 ripe banana ⠀
1 tsp of raw chocolate ⠀
1 tsp of chias ⠀
1 tbsp of coconut flakes ⠀
1 tbsp of agave syrup ⠀
1. Bring water in a small pot to boil, reduce heat and add the oats. Stirring is recommended a whole lot! 🤗⠀
2. Start to heat the berries in another small pot together with the agave juice. ⠀
3. Add tiger nuts porridge to your oats, stir well and turn off the heat, remove from plate and set aside. ⠀
4. Chop banana into slices, chop raw chocolate into pieces. Add the porridge to a bowl and start topping: first the banana slices, then the warm berries on one side of your bowl, now the chocolate and everything else on top! ⠀
It’s one of the most delicious combinations I ever tried and I hope you will love it too! The choclate melts on your hot porridge and the wild, warm berries and chocolate are tasting together so vibrant and grounding!
I used here @lovechock_official chocolate because that’s my favorite raw chocolate around! #notsponsored
Try my recipe, make a picture and post it on your Social Media, tag our page @fromayurvedawithlove to get a repost or story feature! And let us know how much you liked it for sure!
Unique, delicious and healthy – we teach you how to start your day powerful and satisfied! Tips, facts and recipes for the most important meal of the day!
According to Ayurveda, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To activate your agni, your digestive fire, your body needs food. Without any breakfast, our body will respond quickly to stress, our blood sugar level is low, concentration won´t come easy and our metabolism need more time to “start.” We will be tired quickly and have binge eating habits for lunch or cravings for sugar and sweets.
The Ayurvedic way to start the day!
The important point is to eat right for your Mind-Body-Type, your Dosha. The needs of your body for your diet are very unique! Pitta Dosha is all about fire, and so you need grounding but cooling food to don´t overheat your agni, your digestive fire.
You will help your unique Body type to activate your agni, breaking down the nutrients, feel grounded but energized and more healthy. If you never tried this before, I highly recommend a few weeks of Ayurvedic breakfast – the effects are there after a few days. Promised!
Ayurvedic breakfast for Pitta
When you like smoothie bowls, plant based yogurt or raw fruits and veggies and you are mainly Pitta Dosha – congratulations! You have such an easy Dosha and can eat all the delicious food! (As mainly Vata I would love to eat my smoothie bowls more often….).
So you have here a great variety but also need to avoid some ingredients which can trigger your Pitta fire. As Pitta Dosha, your metabolism works fast and so you also need food that energizes you but also keeps you a long time satisfied.
The Qualities of Pitta Dosha
The qualities of your food should be cool, sweet, juicy and dry. The main qualities of your Dosha are hot, oily sharp and pungent – so always think about the opposite qualities again!
Ayurveda does not recommend cold food, but with this Dosha you can eat raw foods. My ayurvedic teacher Janavallabha das always said that this Dosha is the only Dosha, who can digest raw food and fruits well. But start your morning routine still with hot lemon water oder fennel tea! (It is all about balance)!
For a optimal digestion your breakfast ingredients could be Smoothie Bowls with bananas, apples, berries, mangos. You could also have coconut yogurt, because coconut yogurt is cooling down a lot. You could have a Chakra salad with a variety of fruits like apricots, berries, figs, dates melons and papayas. For toppings you can also use dry fruits and coconut shred, granola and raw fruits and nuts.
Get inspired by this easy and cooling Pitta breakfast recipe:
Refreshing Bananarama Chia Bowl
½ cup of coconut yogurt
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon of protein-based protein powder
2 Tablespoons of chia seeds (I used white here)
1 pitted date or 1 tablespoon agave juice
A sip of plant based milk of choice
½ cup of strawberries
1 handful of blueberries
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
1 handful of almonds, raw
1 tablespoon hazelnuts
1 teaspoon of dried Goji berries
1 tablespoon of coconut granola
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Here we go:
Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork, mix your yogurt to it and add the chia seeds, the protein powder, the plant based milk and sweetener of choice. Stir well and place a little plate on top, let that mixture sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes – but you know I like to prepare things in the evening to have a nice breakfast done. I suggest to leave it overnight into your fridge and just chop your fruits in the morning onto it!
In the morning when you prepare your hot water and get ready in the bathroom, get your bowl out of the fridge and set aside – you have cooling ingredients, but you do not have to eat the bowl super cold, as it is the first meal of the day.
Chop your fruits over it and place the granola, nuts and Gojis as you want to. Decorate it with a positive mind and loving attitude. Your eye also eats with you and will be easily satisfied when your bowl looks like heaven. But for sure – it will taste like it!
Doesn´t this sound perfectly to start your day with? Here are some pro-hacks to save time in the morning:
Prepare the bowl overnight so that the chia seeds can get mushy.
Chop your fruits and nuts in the evening and add them in a small bowl into your fridge, or the nuts outside.
Wake up 15 minutes earlier to find time to prepare and eat a moment in silence before you have to leave the house.
Go seasonal with your toppings to find more variety! The Farmers market can inspire you!
Drink a warm cup of water in the morning first – 30 Minute before you have breakfast. At this time, get your bowl out of the fridge, so it will have room temperature when you eat it.
Already cooled down your mind? Let me know and leave some love in the comments section below!
And if you don´t feel airy and aetheric at all, you might have more of a earthy Kapha Dosha – and will find here next week some delicious and easy, vegan recipe to start your day with and tips and facts about what to eat and what to avoid! Don´t miss the post and subscribe here if you liked this post! 🙂
Beautiful Sunday to you and have a beautiful start to your new week!