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How to Make Ayurveda Coconut Cucumber Chia Cooler

Updated: Jun 20

Cucumber and coconut are quite cooling for Pitta dosha. Did you know that once chia seeds are soaked and become gelatinous, the seeds become cooling due to the high water content. High in earth element, soaked chia seeds also grounds Vata dosha. Nourishing, hydrating, and cooling try our Coconut Cucumber Chia Cooler and stay cool as a cucumber!

glass with coconut cucumber chia seed cooler

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The idiom, cool as a cucumber, means to be calm and composed, and self-possessed, qualities to which we can all aspire. This impressive vegetable, even in hottest weather, the inside of the cucumber remains cool.


Cucumbers originated in lower Himalayan Mountains of India over 4,000 years ago, and are the 19th most popular vegetable, according to YouGov.


Cucumber Benefits According To Ayurveda and Allopathy

  1. Composed of 95% water, cucumbers increase hydration.

  2. Supports bone health. According to the Cleveland Clinic, "Cucumbers are high in vitamin K — a big bonus for bone health. Getting enough dietary vitamin K reduces your risk of bone fractures and promotes healthy bone mass. If your bone mineral density is low, it raises your risk for osteoporosis."

  3. According to Ayurveda, cucumber is a natural aid to digestion.

  4. Low on the glycemic index , cucumbers help manage blood sugar and weight.

  5. "Cucumbers contain high amounts of Cucurbitacin B (CuB) — a naturally occurring plant compound gaining attention for its effect on cancer cells." (Cleveland Clinic)

  6. Cucumbers improve heart health. According to the Cleveland Clinic, " High amounts of sodium lead to high blood pressure. Potassium helps lower blood pressure by lessening the effects of sodium. Combining the high potassium and low sodium found in cucumbers is a win-win for your blood pressure."

  7. Purifies blood. According to ayurveda, cucumbers are calming and cooling to the liver and eyes, and diuretic in nature, it may also support healthy blood pressure. This tasty vegetable may also help relieve water retention. * Ayurveda for Dry, Burning Eyes | Vata and Pitta and Your Peeper

  8. Applying cucumber topically, supports healthy, glowing supple skin. Cucumbers are soothing, nutritive, and cooling so, hot, inflamed skin and eyes may benefit. * Anti-Aging with Ayurveda: 10 Ways to Prevent or Reverse Signs of Aging

  9. Cukes are a calming steam treatment. Put a few slices into boiled water, let it cool a bit, take a few deep, diaphragmic breathes and you will feel the stress (and heat and intensity) evaporate.


cracked coconut and a glass of fresh coconut water

Ayurveda Coconut Cucumber Chia Cooler Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tablespoons chia seeds, soak in water soak for 5 minutes or up to 20 for a more pudding consistency.

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • ½ cup cucumber

  • 1 whole lime, freshly squeezed

  • Fresh mint, about 1 teaspoon or to taste (optional but it IS delicious fresh out of the garden)

Instructions:

  • Blend for about 30 seconds

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Ayurveda Coconut Cucumber Chia Cooler is a delicious way to keep your cool.

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Ayurveda Coconut Cucumber Chia Cooler


Healthy Digestion Begins in the Mind.


When we eat and drink, it's important to have a calm state of mind. Have you ever eaten when you were upset? Indigestion city. When we're calm, we taste the food, digest, assimilate, and eliminate optimally. Digestion begins in the mind before you take your first sip of bite!


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- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda


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Veenat at Saumya Ayurveda

Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.


She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.


Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.


These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.


She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.


An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally.


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