Updated: Jul 30
Cleanse and balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha with easy to make Ayurvedic green juices.
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Ayurvedic Green Juices for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
Green Juice Recipe for Vata
Ayurvedic Green Juices for Vata can be nourishing.
Handful of Spinach 3-4 leaves of Swiss chard or tender young spinach 1-2 lemon cucumber (remove seeds) Lemon wedge 1/2 hunk of ginger root 1 apple or pear Pinch of cinnamon.
Vata tends to have a more delicate digestive system. Juices should be taken only during peak summer heat, in moderation and the amount taken is best limited to a small glass full. To further fine tune green juice for Vata, use half juice and half hot water. To mitigate the energetic coolness of the veggies, a good strong hunk of ginger root and cinnamon is needed.
Process the ingredients through your juicer. After processing, skim off any foam at the top of the blend. Combine 1 part juice with 1-part warm water before serving.
Green Juice Recipe for Pitta
Ayurvedic Green Juices for Pitta can be cooling.
3-5 leaves of kale, dandelion greens, Swiss chard, beet greens, or spinach 2 Lebanese cucumbers 1-2 celery stalks, the darker green the celery the better-check local grower’s market Fresh peppermint leaves to taste Wedge of lime 1 Beet (Chioggia and golden beet are lovely options) 1 Teaspoon of aloe vera gel (optional)
Pitta people are prone to inflammation, loose stool, and high acidity. Dark leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, beet greens, and Swiss chard, have an alkaline rating of +8.0 and above and are especially cooling leafy greens.
Beets support healthy bile. The liver is a Pitta organ and Pitta dosha has a tendency for bile to become thick and congested. This recipe can be diluted with water. Pitch the foam.
Dandelion Nutriotional Benefits:
Dandelions pack a whole lot of vitamins and minerals into a small plant. “They’re probably the most nutritionally dense green you can eat — outstripping even kale or spinach,” Geib says.
Dandelion greens provide:
Vitamins A, C and K
Dandelion Health Benefits:
Reduce inflammation (Cleveland Clinic: "Lab studies have found that compounds in these plants can dial down inflammation.")
Supports healthy blood sugar
Supports healthy blood pressure
Dandelion Herb Properties:
7. Galactagogue, perfect for helping nursing mothers
8. Stone breaker
Green Juice Recipe for Kapha
Ayurvedic Green Juices for Kapha can be enlivening.
3-4 Kale leaves2-3 Swiss chard, organic dandelion leaves or spinach 1-2 celery stalks ½ piece strong ginger root 1/2 apple Healthy pinch of cayenne or other hot dried chili.
Kapha has the slowest metabolism of the doshas. Giving this juice a kick with strong ginger root and some chili with a kick, improves digestion of this astringent juice. Dilute the juice with hot water and enjoy a rather small glass.
Ayurvedic Green Juices for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha can offer concentrated nutrition and balancing addition to your food is medicine approach to life.
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