CUCUMBER PEAR JUICE SMOOTHIE
How to Make Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1) Peel cucumber and pear.
2) Remove seed from cucumber for sweeter taste, or retain seeds to improve nutritional and medicinal value. Seeds may be difficult to digest for some Vata constitutions.
3) Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve chilled.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Like a shaded patch of grass, this recipe relieves the body of hot summer heat. Fresh fennel gently activates this recipe, supporting easy digestion while cooling a fiery digestive tract.
Although it might seem otherwise, a puree of these "bad" foods blended together creates an alchemical combination that soothes, sweetens, and brightens your day.
Splash of Cool
When your insides are hot and irritated by summer's heat, this drink brings bright notes of renewal. After sipping, mentally trace the smoothie's cool path to the belly, then feel it bring a wave of soothing into the belly and beyond. Notes of fennel tap the tongue with a distinct and familiar presence, lingering just long enough to bring you into the now.
Awakening & Grounding Aromatic
Take a sip, and notice your emotions feel soothed as you re-inhabit your body. Then pause, holding your glass beneath your nose. Take a deep breath, and enjoy the smooth, verdant smell of fennel as it rides on the exhale.
Purify Your Blood
Cucumber and fennel's diuretic action cleanses the blood of impurities, especially Pitta impurities. The combination of this smoothie's calming, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic effects makes it a perfect cocktail for lowering blood pressure. Sipping this nourishing drink, you are as a crisp as a cucumber plucked fresh from the vine, all the while wrapped in a nice, welcome hug of sweetness.
Sweet Morning Dew
This drink is as nourishing as freshly dew-kissed grass between the toes. A respite for the blazing summer sun, this recipe refreshes the whole body when you're feeling burnt out. The simple, sweet pear and bright, green color renew and soothe like a dip in the lake. This is exceptionally beneficial for Pitta types who feel overworked and overheated after yard work or physical labor, while gently reminding Pitta to enjoy life's treats. Vata-types will especially enjoy the thirst-quenching juiciness of pear. The digestive action of fennel supports and makes this recipe supportive to even the earthiest of Kaphas when consumed during the appropriate season. When you need a reminder of life's delightful simplicity, this smoothie offers us a splash.
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 Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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You'll learn your body type, and whether Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie is a good fit for your body type. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICS
What is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
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 COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma).
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and 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
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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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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Resembles water (ap) in quality - fluid, sticky, soft, heavy, stable, cool.
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Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.
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Inward moving substances promote introspection, self reflection, stillness, or slow the system down.
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Pitta Sadhaka, Pitta Alochaka, Pitta Pachaka, Pitta Ranjaka
Experiences are Personal
Experiences 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 Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie:
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.
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An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.
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An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
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Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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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.
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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I really dislike cucumber. Would zucchini have similar effects as the cucumber?
- Fajr, Omaha, NE 08-03-15
Zucchini would be different. Try it and tell us what you think!
Delicious! Replaced the liquid with coconut water because I had some I needed to use. Really refreshing.