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Marrying Ayurveda to Modern day Diets

Marrying Ayurveda to Modern day Diets 0

Marrying Ayurveda to Modern day Diets 

There is no denying that currently we are on a roller coster ride full of new diets and fads. These include diets of cleanse, superfoods, clean eating, detox and the list can go on. What we forget is that Indian Ayurveda had known and practised this science generations ago and there is a vast treasure of knowledge what we have had all along. Ayurveda, an age-old Indian science, has secrets to clean, healthy lives that don't need you to spend excessively on every new health fad, and can be accessed through one's everyday kitchen.

Ayurveda talks about elements our body is build of air, water, fire, ether and earth and the misbalances these elements get into - the doshas - Vata, Pitha and Kapha! The key is to eliminate or reduce the dosha and achieve a state of harmony. All foods many not suit us despite being inherently healthy and safe to consume. So how to do we really figure whats good for us. 

There are two simple choices in front of us. We go to a Ayurvedic practitioner and get our dosa checked and go as per recommended diets for the same. Or better still start listening to our bodies. Is the red rice we just had, actually made us feel lighter or heavier. How did we emotionally feel after consuming a particular food group at the time of the day. If we felt lighter, energetic, happy. We can listen to our internal gut system. 

Going on a diet should not be a mind game but mindful eating would actually lead us to the bliss we are looking from a healthier body…..

 

Gluten Free, Vegan Sugar Free Coconut Pancakes

Gluten Free, Vegan Sugar Free Coconut Pancakes 0

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Here’s more to quick fire healthy breakfast series. Low Carb, Gluten Free, Keto Friendly, Vegan Coconut Flour Pancakes. And these are just yummy. High on fibre they keep you full for longer and are simply delicious to eat.

Instructions

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple / honey 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour,  baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Use a whisk to stir it all together, breaking up any clumps.
  • In a greased skillet over medium-low heat, add 3 tablespoons of the pancake batter and allow it to cook until bubbles start to form in the middle of the pancake, about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the pancake and let it cook on the other side, about 2 more minutes, or until both sides are golden. 
  • Once ready drizzle the maple syrup / honey and add the choice of your fruits on top
  • If you are looking for a savoury version have it with the chutney / sauce of your choice.
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