Ayurvedic cooking is ‘conscious cooking’ where we cook according to our dosha –Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ayurvedic food helps us have a balanced and healthy diet as it incorporates all the six tastes in the meals- sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. When it comes to Ayurvedic cooking, the task starts with the planning of the meal, followed by the choice of food variant, its ingredients, and finally the spice combinations to be used.

Ayurvedic cooking at home is the best we can do for ourselves and our family as it is not recommended to rely on the outside food to strive through the deadly heat.

In summers, avoid eating heavy foods to remain easy on the gut. Instead, rely on Ayurvedic foods and make amazing recipes to beat the heat and its effects without compromising on the health or taste.

Here are three amazing Ayurvedic Recipes of summer beverages that you can try at home:

  1.  Coconut-Cucumber Mint Cooler

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup organic whole milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 medium cucumber, half lengthwise slice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter or ¼ cup coconut milk
  • A handful of mint leaves

You can also use almond, rice, hemp or goat milk.

How to Make

  • Take a pan and boil milk and water on a medium flame. Once boiled, remove and allow it to cool.
  • Now take lengthwise sliced cucumbers and remove the seeds, then chop it in ½ inch slices.
  • Now put cucumber, mint leaves, coconut butter or milk, and sweetener in a blender and blend.
  • Now pour half of the boiled milk and blend again till it becomes smooth. Now pour the remaining milk, and blend.
  • Pour in a glass, garnish with a mint leaf, and serve.
  1.  Buttermilk with Mint Garnish

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon dry roast cumin powder
  • 2 pinches ginger powder
  • Salt to taste

How to Make

  • Take a steel pot or jug and add all the ingredients in it.
  • Now with the help of a muddler or churner, mix it well.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and serve cool.

Pitta- water, yogurt, ginger, and cumin powder

Vata- water, yogurt, rock salt, and jaggery

Kapha- water, yogurt, dried ginger powder, and black pepper

  1. Sattu Sharbat

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoon Sattu Flour
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ¾ black salt
  • 1 small lemon
  • 8-10 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Pinch of black pepper and salt to taste

Sattu flour is available in the market, but you can make it at home as well. Take 1/3 cup of the roasted gram and grind it to make a fine powder. Sieve and it is ready to use.

How to Make

  • Take a steel pot or jug and add sattu flour, water, and all the other ingredients.
  • Mix well, and remove the lumps, if any. Pour into glasses, garnish with mint leaves and serve cool.

Apart from these drinks, you can keep yourself hydrated by consuming coconut water, water-based fruits, amla juice, aam panna, lemonade, etc.

Ayurvedic diet is great for a healthy body and a calm mind. Join Ayurvedic cooking classes to learn more recipes and cooking ideas straight from the treasures of Ayurveda.

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