An important topic of Ayurvedic lifestyle is food and
nutrition. When it comes to summer, we will feel an increase of Pitta Dosha and
can balance here with a specific diet.
In summer it is okay to eat more raw leafy greens to keep Pitta cool and this is also a wonderful side effect to balance Kapha. Light and cool vegetables balance Pitta and Kapha. As it is hot outside, we will not cool out that quickly and can even eat with our Vata dosha more refreshing dishes!
My Ayuredic summer diet is also Acid/Alkaline balancing – People with a Kapha-Pitta Dosha can also benefit from the recipes I am going to share with you today. I am inspired by plantbased, highcarb, lowfat recipes, which are perfect for summer and Kapha and Pitta friendly!
The recipes are plantbased, gluten-free and have zero oil,
less spices and you can find the Ayurvedic tastes for every recipe at the end of
I will please your taste buds today with:
A delicious and cooling coconut bowl recipe
A healthy and grounding potato salad recipe
A creamy low fat pasta recipe to feed your soul
I hope you will enjoy every single one of my recipes! I am actually eating them a lot! 🙂
Ayurvedic Meal Plan – High Carb Low Fat inspired
“When life gives you a coconut…make a bowl out of it!“ – Bowl
Please have this bowl not as the first thing in the morning. Start with a warm fennel tea a half hour before you eat it! Some say coconut joghurt is joghurt and can´t be eaten with fruits, others say it is also a fruit and can be eaten mixed with other fruits. I go very well with my sensitive digestion with coconut joghurt and fruits – try and see how your body is feeling about it! 😊 I think when we don´t eat a bowl like this every morning, we will be fine!
1 cup of Coconut Joghurt, room temperature
1 ripe peach, cut in pieces
½ banana, cut in slices
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 tbsp blueberries
1 tbsp strawberries
1 tbsp gluten free muesli
1 tsp cashews
1 tsp chia seeds
Mash the banana in a bowl and mix with your
Cut the peach into peaces and mix under the
coconut – banana mix
Slice the banana and then just top everything on
your bowl – I always start with the banana slices, go on with the other fruits
and sprinkle muesli, cashews, chias at the end over everything!
Pro-Tip: Peaches are Vata pacifying but aggravate Kapha and Pitta. You could replace here with apricot (Kapha and Vata) and Strawberries instead of peaches (Pitta).
You can also skip the banana and cashews when your Kapha is aggravated a lot. 😊
Chop your potatoes into cubes and place in a
medium sized bowl. Chop the onion, the cellery and the green spring onions and
mix with your potatoes. Set aside.
Peep the Avocado and pull it into another bowl.
Mash with a fork until creamy. Mix with mustard, lemon juice, salt, maple syrup,
dill and add black pepper and a bit water into your mixture. It should be a
creamy consictence which can coat your potatoes evenly.
Mix everything together and top with green
spring onions if wanted.
I served black bean patties to it which is also awesome when
you have a bbq with your friends! I also love to just have leafy greens
underneath the potato salad – so we can feed our taste buds with bitter and
Pro-Tip: Use warm potatoes and serve also the salad with lukewarm potatoes.
What is Ayurvedic about this recipe? We have here all six tastes according to Ayurveda included:
Sweet – maple syrup, avocado, onion
Sour – lemon
Salty – salt
Bitter – celery, dill
Pungent – celery, onion, dill, mustard
Astringent – potatoes
Gluten-free Pasta of choice
1 cup of spinach, diced
1 red onion, diced
2 cups of cauliflower
2 garlic cloves
½ cup of soaked cashwes
1 tbsp of hemp seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
½ tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper
A bit water
Cook your cauliflower in a bowl or steam it,
until soft. Chop in the meanwhile your spinach and onion, heat a bit water in a
small pan and start to sautee the veggies. Set aside.
Start boiling water for your noodles and mix all
your sauce ingredients in a blender: the cauliflower, the garlic cloves, hemp
seeds, cashews, yeast, lemon, salt and pepper.
Mix until creamy. Place your noodles in a bowl
and top with sauteed veggies, pour sauce over and mix well.
Enjoy and don´t eat after 6 p.m.! 😉
What is Ayurvedic about this recipe? We have here all six tastes according to Ayurveda included:
Sweet – hemp seeds, cashews
Sour – spinach, yeast, lemon
Salty – spinach, salt
Bitter – spinach
Pungent – onion, garlic
Astringent – spinach
Plantbased wholefoods are perfect to nourish our body, in summer we can help to stay cool with specific foods
Ayurveda recommends to eat 6 tastes with every meal – this is not even that hard as you can see!
During the Pitta season it is okay to eat raw fruits and cooling foods – important here is to find a balance to not aggrevate one specific Dosha a lot
Pitta and Kapha go well without any oil in their dishes – let yourself inspire by delicious SOS-free recipes
Start your morning always with warm water, eat never too cold and make the experience that this alone can help your mind-body-soul wellbeing a lot!
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Let´s start into a new week, get nourished and energized!
Wishing you all the best!
Nutrition is one of the fundamental principles in Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a preventive science and how can we be more preventive than with the food we consume daily? Every substance we can eat got specific qualities, these qualities have the ability to cause a reaction. So we can use every substance to a unique, individual person or animal and use so the healing qualities – Food is therapeutic in Ayurveda.
Another fact is, there is no dogma in Ayurveda, no “THAT DIET IS THE RIGHT DIET” – we see the human as a individual. What good is for you, can for another body type be really poisonous. For every therapy in Ayurveda, we switch the diet for the patient.
One basic about the understanding of Ayurveda is, that we use the opposite qualities of food – we balance the doshas with antagonistic qualities. The six tastes play here a big role. Let us dive now deeper into that concept!
There are 6 qualities of food according to Ayurveda, we start with RASA which is the taste. It is the taste we experience when we eat a specific food. It is exactly what our tongue perceives during the chewing. The 6 tastes of Ayurveda have effects on our organism and our Doshas.
I also was in my garden this morning – I found every plant to our six tastes! Just to show how easy the concept is, even when it is at first strange to us! 🙂
The qualities of sweet taste are oily, cold, heavy, moisture. It is delicious and nurturing and highly addictive. It will raise Kapha and reduce Vata and Pitta. Make here the connection to the qualities! Vata is dry and light – sweet is moisture and heavy! Get it, right? The elements are earth and water.
The effect of sweet food is that will make skin soft, will help to gain weight and muscles, give strength, nourish you. It can give you more energy and can help to clear your sense organs. It is also important for digestion.
Sweet foods are for example
The qualities of sour taste are moisture, hot, light and oily. It comes with the elements of earth and fire, which you can find also at Kapha and Pitta. It will raise Kapha and Pitta and calm Vata. The effect of sour food can improve your digestion, reduce flatulences (airy Vata people are now like – aaaaaaaahhh! 🙂 ), it is stabilizing the sense organs, increases saliva, gives you that hungry feeling, increases also sweat.
Sour foods are for example:
Apple Cider Vinegar
The qualities of salty taste are moisture, hot and heavy. The elements are water and fire. And so it will increase Kapha and Pitta and calm Vata. Salty food have the effect to make soft, get rid of stiffness and tenseness. It helps your digestion, and increases the secretions.
Salty is something many are craving for – the enhance of the flavour of food is the reason.
Salty foods are for example:
Salt in every form
Tamari and Soy Sauce
The qualities of pungent taste are dry, heating, sharp. Don´t mess this one up with spicy. It is more a taste experience we have without even knowing it, but spicy food is also part of it. The elements are fire and air. It will reduce Kapha and increase Pitta and Vata. The heating qualities can be experienced as super nice by Vata peeps.
The effect is the amazing ability to strengthen your digestive fire, your Agni. It also helps to kill bacteria, parasites, fat, is opening your body channels, can reduce tissue, will increase saliva.
Pungent foods are for example:
The qualities of bitter taste are dry, cold and light, comes along with the elements of air and aether. Kapha is the only Dosha who benefit from this one in small amounts and can even handle coffee. It is increasing Vata and Pitta. The effects are all about the vata dosha. Antibiotic, antiparasitic, liver cleansing and they are perfect to clean your body. It will make the muscle tissues firmly and is the all appetizer.
Bitter foods are for example:
The qualities of astringent taste are dry, cold and heavy. The elements according to astringent are earth and aether. The effects are all about Vata! It can make your head clear and light (think about the aether qualities!), but it can also make stiff, your tongue dry (Vata again!). It can lower the blood pressure, is also anti-inflammatory. It Is with the cooling effects perfect for Pitta Dosha.
Astringent food are for example:
Raw broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus
So, on the go for you:
To balance your Doshas you should try to eat all six tastes every day, every meal. But try to avoid the tastes in big amounts that will increase your Doshas.
The six tastes will help you to understand the nutritional qualities of food.
Each taste have mental, physical effects on your unique Dosha and body.
If you have a highly predominant Vata Dosha, try to eat less food with the taste of bitter, pungent and astringent and eat more with the taste of sweet, sour and salty.
If you have a highly predominant Pitta Dosha, eat more sweet, bitter and astringent tastes and avoid sour, salty and pungent.
If you are mainly Kapha try to eat mainly bitter, pungent and astringent and reduce the intake of sweet, sour and salty.
Try to take a walk outside today and find different plants! Some wild herbs and flowers got qualities you already know – what kind of taste do they have?
I am wishing everyone a beautiful Easter Weekend! Read you here tomorrow again – let’s start the week together with a Monday meditation! 😋❤️