BAKED PEACHES WITH VANILLA, NUTMEG & CLOVES
How to Make Baked peaches with Vanilla, Nutmeg & Cloves
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
It's a simple one!
1. Slice peaches in half and remove the pit.
2. In a medium sized bowl, mix spices, sugar, and vanilla extract into 1c water. Pour over peaches.
3. Cover and bake on 325 for one hour or until peaches are soft.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
This divine dessert pleases the senses from taste, to sight, to smell, and smooth-as-silk texture. Bright orange, offering the scent of heavy sweetness, warm spices, and luscious juice, Baked Peaches with Vanilla, Nutmeg, and Cloves is sure to have you begging for more. This distinctly divine dessert hints that a gourmet chef prepared it lovingly. And I'm sure you will! The secret is that this recipe couldn't be more simple, and isn't simplicity the most elegant of all? Don't be fooled by this exquisite recipe and believe for a moment it's all for the delectable tastes! It is, of course, but has an abundance of benefits that make it a beautifully healthy dessert.
Warm Your Toes, Warm Your Nose
Sticky sweet peaches baked and infused with rich spices are a recipe to warm up your belly, fingers, toes, and heart this chilly winter. Cool dessert with dairy are a sure recipe for sore throats and runny noses. Insead, bake a peach, infuse it with spices that will warm you up and keep you healthy!
Gluten Free for Weak Digestion
There is nothing better than dessert. Unfortunately, dessert comes with a laundry list of setbacks, from sugar, to processed ingredients, to gluten. Not so in Baked Peaches. Even with the added sugar, this recipe allows the natural sweetness of the peach to shine. In the short list ingredients, you'll be happy to find that there is no hidden gluten. It is quite light, yet rich and juicy enough that you won't miss heavy, glutenous cookies and cakes for an instant.
Digest Easily, and Be Happy!
Clove and nutmeg help your body to digest, so those with a weak digestive fire will feel light and comfortable (no gas or bloating!) after indulging in Baked Peaches with Vanilla, Nutmeg, and Cloves. In fact, the fiber content and natural juiciness of peaches helps keep your bowel movements regular, unlike many desserts that cause digestive sluggishness.
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 peaches with Vanilla, Nutmeg & Cloves Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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You'll learn your body type, and whether Baked peaches with Vanilla, Nutmeg & Cloves is a good fit for you. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL QUALITIES
Increases These Qualities (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT HOT GUNA
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT HEAVY GUNA
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HEAVY
ABOUT CLEAR GUNA
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CLEAR
ABOUT MOBILE GUNA
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MOBILE
The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT GUNA
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
An herb or food that makes the urine more alkaline (higher pH). This herbal action can be helpful for a number of inflammatory conditions.
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Sattvic foods promote awareness and a refreshed mind by nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
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Energy Vitality Strength:
Heart & Circulation:
A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
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Mind, Stress & Sleep:
Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
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Herbs 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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Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
LEARN MORE ABOUT APHRODISIAC
An herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.
LEARN MORE ABOUT STOOL-SOFTENER
High Fiber Laxative
A 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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVE
Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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An herb that binds stools / stops diarrhea. When used in excess, these herbs and foods can cause constipation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSTIPATIVE
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week
provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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Added some ginger and raspberries and did use. Topping of ground nuts with coconut flakes