How to Make Banana Smoothie with Kale, Lime & Cardamom
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
Juice the Kale with a vegetable juicer. Add lime juice, Kale juice and remaining ingredients into a blender and puree. If you don't have a vegetable juicer, simply chop and puree raw Kale with other ingredients. Cautionary note: Vegetable juicing is the preferred method as raw kale fibers may be difficult to digest.
How Can Banana Smoothie with Kale, Lime & Cardamom Make You Feel Great?
When your mouth feels parched on a hot day, bananas and lime can quench your thirst. Limes are strongly sour, restoring fluids and juiciness when your mouth is parched. Lime also cools the skin by helping you sweat. Its high vitamin C content nourishes the blood.
Bananas replenish energy when we're depleted on a hot summer afternoon. Since bananas are heavy and harder to digest than most fruits, combining them with lime or ginger can make them lighter on a hot summer day when your digestion feels sluggish. Bananas also replenish electrolytes, especially potassium. Leg cramps, often called "charlie horses" is a common sign of low electrolyte & potassium levels.
Bananas are smooth and mucilaginous, soothing summer irritation in the mucus lining of the stomach. They are useful in acid reflux. Bananas (unless overripe) also pacify Pitta. Lime and cardamom help to digest banana without provoking Pitta dosha.
Cardamom offers a delightful and appetizing flavor. Love for cardamom resonates through history - for instance, ancient Egyptians chewed cardamom to whiten their teeth and sweeten their breath. Like perfume, cardamom is highly aromatic. That aromatic flavor opens your pores, cooling you down by helping you sweat. The aroma also functions as a great digestive, helping you absorb all the nutrients in the banana.
As much as limes make your mouth juicy, they also encourage fluids and juiciness throughout your digestive tract. They have an astringent effect on capillary beds, reducing bleeding of the gums and internal mucus membranes.
WHAT IS BANANA SMOOTHIE WITH KALE, LIME & CARDAMOM?
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?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. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your 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 Banana Smoothie with Kale, Lime & Cardamom Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences 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.
QUENCHES-THIRSTAn herb or substance that relieves thirst.
SIALOGOGUEA sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents
Energy Vitality Strength:
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
REBUILD-ELECTROLYTESSubstances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Lung and Sinus:
DEMULCENTHerbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
STOOL-SOFTENERAn 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.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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