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How to Make Baked Apple with Rosemary
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Comfort is KeyWhen you're curled up in front of the fire and craving a comforting treat, look no further than 'Baked Apple and Rosemary'. Its nourishing sweetness gives the same joy as a warm hug and helps calm the nervous system, allowing you to ease into your evening after a hard day at work. Maybe you're feeling fatigued, or a downpour of rain has chilled you to the bone. Make yourself this little 'pick me up' and feel the warmth lift your spirits.
Almost every mother will have a trick up her sleeve to comfort her child when feeling ill, taking their worries away if even for just a few minutes. Cooked fruits give us that same supported feeling and are most welcome in our diet after an illness as they are easy to digest. Putting an Ayurvedic spin on this rustic classic creates a simple snack option, warming breakfast or a balanced dessert to share among friends. Sit back and let the woody aroma of rosemary and the sweetness of apples fill your home.
Rest & RelaxationOur minds are constantly switched on. Throughout the day we have to contend with long commutes, challenging work environments, changing weather patterns and family responsibilities. All of these external stressors aggravate Vata dosha and can lead to feelings of anxiety, fear, excessive worry and even insomnia. The soft and warm qualities of cooked apples teamed with the heavy and oily properties of ghee calm the body by mildly sedating the central nervous system. Rosemary and cardamom are both pungent, aromatic herbs. Like most aromatics, they act as a nervine, soothing and relaxing the muscles of the body. Feel your tension and stress begin to melt away. Their warmth stimulates digestion, making this meal an attractive option to enjoy when digestive strength (Agni) is low.
Boost Immunity & Vitality'Baked Apple and Rosemary' is so much more than just a simple snack. It tonifies and builds bodily tissues as the combination of ghee, cooked apples and digestive spices is ideal for our digestive system to process. The sweet taste builds strength while the secondary taste of sour in the apples also gives this meal a sense of lightness. Our bodies thrive off these easy to digest meals, because digestion takes work! According to Ayurveda, the nutrients we take in must be assimilated through seven layers of tissue in the body. The final tissue our nutrients reach is the reproductive tissue. Through this cycle of nourishment, ojas is created. Ojas is the final and most refined by-product of digestion, the creme de la creme so to speak. Ojas is the subtle essence in our body that supports and sustains our strength and vitality. It is represented by a healthy physique for your body type along with vigor, hardy immunity and a zest for life. Are you constantly run down, feeling weak or depleted? It's time to start building your Ojas!
Nourish and Cleanse the ColonIf you're prone to constipation, eat this for breakfast every morning and see how it can soften the stools. It's particularly good to have in autumn and winter when the dryness in the body is most prominent. Ghee gently lubricates the entire gastrointestinal tract, while the insoluble fibre in apple skins will add bulk and encourage peristalsis, keeping the colon naturally cleansed. Ghee is a source of butyric acid, an effective anti-inflammatory, which contributes to this meals ability to alleviate a number digestive complaints including IBS and Crohn's Disease. The carminative action of cardamom and rosemary also benefits weak digestion, borborygmus (rumbling in the intestines) and gas. Both herbs are also diaphoretic, promoting sweating and the expulsion of toxins through the skin.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Baked Apple with Rosemary Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Baked Apple with Rosemary:
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
QUENCHES-THIRSTAn herb or substance that relieves thirst.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestion.
HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVEA class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
RELAXES-EYESEases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, even chronic pain.
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