How to Make Cucumber & Coconut Cooler
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
Blend ingredients for thirty seconds or until smooth. Mix in raw sugar to taste.
How Can Cucumber & Coconut Cooler Make You Feel Great?
Chill Your PittaAs summer reaches its height, signs of pitta abound. Irritability, sleepless summer nights and exhaustion all point to an overheated, pitta-aggravated mind and body. You may also notice soft stools or irritated bowels, dehydration, heat rashes as well as yellowing of the eyes during the blistering summer months. Choosing cooling ingredients can help you combat the pitta-aggravating environment! Aloe vera, cucumber, and coconut are all considered cooling in Ayurveda for their ability to tame heat and high pitta in the body. Aloe vera specifically soothes internal irritation and calms heat-induced inflammation. All together, the ingredients in this drink create an ideal summertime beverage: Cucumber & Coconut Cooler.
Pass the Cucumber, Please!When you're feeling a little hot and bothered, cucumber is a natural refresher will alleviate your thirst, cool your body, and freshen your breath. Its jade green skin recalls a pleasant afternoon under your favorite shade tree. Moisturizing & cooling, a single slice is restorative, helping you mellow the summer heat.
Detoxify Your BloodAs cucumbers calm your eyes and cool down your liver, you may feel the pressure in your arteries decreasing - cucumber's diuretic nature has been used to reduce blood pressure, water retention, and detoxify the blood for ages. Its cooling & soothing nature aids urinary, bladder, and kidney function. Those who suffer from gout will be pleased to know that cucumbers aids removal of uric acid from the blood. Aloe vera is a cholagogue that cleanses the liver of any stored heat. Aloe vera is also a gentle laxative, which both cleans and cools your GI.
Altogether Cucumber & Coconut Cooler is Pitta pacifying due to its cooling qualities. It is Kapha pacifying due to its light qualities. To help make this drink more supportive for Vata individuals, remove Aloe Vera.
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 Cucumber & Coconut Cooler 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.
Cleanse and Detox:
DETOXICANTAn herb that eliminates or metabolizes toxins from the body.
Heart & Circulation:
REBUILD-ELECTROLYTESSubstances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
OPTHALMICBenefits the eyes.
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.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
Skin Care & Beauty:
REFRESHES-SKINFlushes the lymphatic system to cool, awaken, and revive the skin.
HYPOLIPIDEMICScrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels
Find Your Symptom:
REFRESHINGStimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.
RELIEVES-BURNINGHerbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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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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