Turmeric Smoothie


1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
½ cup mango chunks and/or ½ cup pineapple chunks
1 medium banana
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon turmeric (can increase to 1 tsp.)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
A dash of Himalayan pink salt; adjust to taste
A pinch of freshly-ground black pepper; adjust to taste
A little honey (optional) if you like it a little sweeter

Some additional (optional) add-ons

1 ½ tablespoons maca
1 tablespoon chia seeds
¼ ripe avocado
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes

Using a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
Adjust all seasonings to taste.


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Ayurvedic Tea Or Chai Recipe

Tea is a staple in India and prepared in the right way can bring numerous benefits. This recipe for India chai balances the 3 doshas of the body.

This recipe is enough for a few days supply and can be chilled however is best prepared freshly.


6 cups water
4 pinches nutmeg, ground
4 pinches cinnamon, ground
1/4 inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 tsp black tea
2 cup milk
Sweeten with Rapadura sugar


Boil the water with the spices for 2 minutes.

Add the tea and simmer for 2 minutes.

Add the milk and heat until hot but not boiling.

Add sweetener and serve.

You may vary the amounts of milk and sugar according to taste and dosha. Of course, increasing milk and / or sugar can provoke kapha, so take care.

If you use caffeinated tea, the cardamom will help neutralize the effects of the caffeine.

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