Creamy Tridoshic Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot meets Hummus – and they are such a Dream Team! Find today this easy and delicious Ayurvedic recipe and make your new week grounding and delicious!

I used cooked chickpeas from the day before and also prepared the beetroot one evening before I made the Hummus. So it´s a super quick side dish you can even prepare when you are short on time!

Flamingo pink for good mood food!

That´s all you will need:

Ingredients:

1 small, cooked, peeled beetroot ⠀

2 cups soaked, cooked chickpeas⠀

2 garlic cloves⠀

1 tbsp sesame oil⠀

1 tsp cumin⠀

1/2 tsp ground coriander ⠀

1 pinch ground ginger ⠀

2 tbsp Tahini ⠀

1/2 lemon, juiced⠀

1 tsp seal salt ⠀

1 pinch black pepper ⠀

1 cup of water, maybe more (go slow!)⠀

Parsley and sesame oil as topping ⠀

Black sesame seeds on top are also perfect!

Instructions:

Blend chickpeas, beetroot, tahini, garlic, spices with water in your blender until the consistency gets creamy. You may use more or less water. ⠀

Add Hummus to a bowl and top with minced parsley, a bit Sesame Oil (Kaphas skip that part) and black pepper. ⠀

This hummus is perfect for steamed veggies and Quinoa, as well with gluten free or raw bread! 😋👌🏼

Warming spices and balanced ingredients make this recipe an easy and nurturing side dish with grounding and warming qualities! ⠀

Did you ever tried beetroot hummus? 😋☝🏼⠀

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Have a beautiful start into your new week!

Ayurvedic Chakra Salad Recipe

August and September are harvest months! Plums are ripe, apricots are super sweet, blackberries are on peak, new and fresh pears are already available. We also have got all the summer berries available. It is as you can see – the perfect time for fruit salads!

This chakra salad comes along with an Ayurvedic dressing made of tahini and lemon juice.

Let´s enjoy the last hot days with this refreshing and nourishing, rainbow colored salad!

Ingredients:

Strawberries – red/root chakra

Apricots – orange/sacral chakra

Peaches – yellow/sloar plexus chakra

Kiwi – green/heart chakra

Blueberries – blue/throat chakra

Blackberries – indigo/third eye chakra

Plums – violett/crown chakra

& hemp hearts for topping the salad

Ayurvedic Tahini Dressing:

2 tbsp. of tahini

1 tbsp. maple syrup

2 tbsp. orange juice

½ tsp. Cinnamon

pinch of ginger, cardamom, sea salt

½ cup of water (eventually more if needed)

Preparation:

  1. Wash and chop your fruits. You can replace the fruits according to the colors for sure! 😊
  2. Place in a bowl and start to mix the dressing – I used my little blender bottle for this one. Add all the ingredients fort he tahini dressing in your blender, mix it and drizzle it over your salad.
  3. Garnish with the hemp seeds.
  4. Enjoy this beautiful salad with your familiy and friends!

I hope you like this recipe! This is also possible in a savory way with fresh veggies! Want to know how? Then please subscribe to my blog and stay tuned for the next post!

I am wishing you a beautiful new week ahead!

Namaste!

Ayurvedic approved smoothie recipes for all three Doshas!

What can we do to make smoothies a bit more „Ayurvedic friendly?“

As you might know, Ayurveda is not the biggest fan of smoothies because we mostly drink them too cold, don’t use Dosha friendly ingredients, the right season is also a key and with a low Agni we do more harm than good. 

I have got some tips that can make you feel better and let you enjoy those delicious and vitamin packed, alkaline prana foods: 

  • Add ginger, turmeric or cinnamon to boost your metabolism 
  • Use less and more seasonal ingredients 
  • Drink them at room temperature and in the warmer seasons – autumn and winter smoothies could be prepared with a bit warm water 
  • Don’t go crazy with too many mixed fruits 
  • The perfect time for smoothies isn’t the breakfast, it’s the Pitta time around 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Agni works here actively! 

Use Dosha friendly ingredients

Vata peeps should use mild, nourishing and heavy ingredients like cashews, banana and mango. Pitta peeps should use sweet and bitter ingredients which are also cooling, Kapha peeps are good with subtle, alkaline and dry ingredients! 

  • Vata

Fruits: pineapple, oranges, mango, peaches, berries, dates, cherries, kiwi, plums, grapes, papaya

Veggies: carrots (I use the juice here), avocado, lemon, beet root

Mix it: almond milk, vata spice mix („Vata Churna“), amalaki powder, maca powder, raw cocoa, cashews

  • Pitta

Fruits: apples, mango, peaches, berries, papaya, pears, apricots, avocado

Veggies: spinach, kale, celery, zucchini, cucumber, basil, coriander, mint

Mix it: coconut milk and water, nuts and seeds, chlorella and spirulina, Pitta Churna

  • Kapha

Fruits: apples, papaya, cherries, berries, grapes, dry fruits, oranges

Veggies: spinach, celery, zucchini, cucumber, basil, ginger, coriander, parsley

Mix it: Soymilk and water, Acai powder, chlorella or spirulina, Kapha Churna

Pro tip for vegans: Amalaki powder is a great replacement for Amla spread, which is hardly available veganized. Mix it with mango, grapes or pomegranate to have all it´s rasayana benefits!

Smoothies can be awesome to nourish children and elderly people as well – children sometimes don´t enjoy eating veggies, elderly people have problems to chew fresh fruits and veggies.

And now – let´s head to my promised recipes!

On my research for this article I have found those delicious smoothie recipes and also tried them all! I am addicted to one already! 😉 Guess which one?

They contain digestion stimulating ingedients – fruits, veggies, spices, herbs. And as described below – water or plant based milk at room temperature. Start to switch your smoothie recipes a bit and minimize any potential harm for your health. Stay balanced, fit and get the best out of your smoothie!

„Purple Smoother“ Smoothie

For all the berry lovers out there!

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana

½ cup of blueberries

½ cup of strawberries

1 teaspoon agave juice

One pinch of cardamom powder

1 cup almond milk

Instructions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Fill in a jar and top with fresh berries and cocoa nibs!
  3. Close your eyes. Feel gratitude. Taste a sip. Make an „mmmhhhh“ sound.
  4. Day goes on perfectly!

„Mango Tango“ Smoothie

Vibrant green and energizing ingredients!

Ingredients:

1 apple, chopped in pieces without the cores

½ cup fresh pineapple

½ cup fresh mango

1 cup fresh spinach

1 tsp of chlorella or spirulina

1 cup of coconut water

Instructions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and vibrant green.
  2. Pour in a jar.
  3. Sit down, watch the birds outside of your window, feel gratitude and take a sip to feel refreshed.
  4. Now you can go on energized with whatever you have done before your smoothie!

„Melonade“ Smoothie

Melonade! No more words needed!

Ingredients:

½ lime, juice

2 cups of watermelon

1 teaspoon of raw, brown sugar or coconut sugar

Instructions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients until evenly mixed.
  2. Fill the smoothie in a glass.
  3. Take a sustainable straw, chill yourself in your hammock into the sun, put on your sunglasses and have a great book close to you.
  4. Sip on that smoothie, make an „mmmhhh sound“ and feel the summer from the head to your tippie toes.
  5. Read a great book and chill!

I hope you will love these smoothie recipes and that they will bring you some delicious selfcare moments this summer! If you don´t want to miss the next upcoming recipes,you can subscribe here:

Feel loved and appreciated!

Yours,

Krishnaprema