Cooling to Pitta, liver cleansing, and detoxifying, this Ayurveda recipe promotes strong healthy nails.
Unlock the Secrets of Strong and Healthy Nails with This Ayurvedic Recipe
3/4 cup unsalted roasted sunflower seeds
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 bunch washed dandelion greens (rapini works well too, in a pinch use prewashed, ready to cook baby spinach)
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
1/2 cup extra-virgin organic olive oil (Kirkland brand organic olive oil at Costco gets rave reviews and at 35 cents per ounce!)
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Black pepper to taste
Tweak the recipe to fit optimally for you.
1. Toast the sunflower seeds if you have raw seeds.
2. Break out the Magic Bullet and blend the garlic and sunflower seeds, parmesan cheese, dandelion greens, and lemon juice until combined.
3. Slowly pour in the olive oil and process until the pesto is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Enjoy on pasta, with crackers, on top of cooked veggies...use your imagination.
5. Have confidence the peace of mind that you are eating correctly for your doshas.
"What's a weed to one person, is medicine to another. Dandelion greens are not a weed, but a gentle herb taken as food as medicine." - Veena, Certiified Ayurvedica Practitioner, Saumya Ayurveda
Dandelion greens purify the blood and liver. Dandelions provide a gentle cleansing of Pitta and reduces Kapha. This is an ideal dish during the late winter to spring Kapha season transition.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, "Besides being chock-full of nutrients, dandelions contain compounds that may help prevent health problems."
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Unlock the Secrets of Strong and Healthy Nails with This Ayurvedic Recipe. It is a tasty, cleansing to the liver, and supports healthy nails.
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