How to Make Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Peel cucumber and pear. 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. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve chilled.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
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 CoolWhen 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 AromaticTake 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 BloodCucumber 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 DewThis 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?
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL QUALITIES
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.
Heart & Circulation:
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
OPTHALMICBenefits the eyes.
HYPOTENSIVEAn herb that lowers blood pressure.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs 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.
Lung and Sinus:
SOOTHES-THROATSoothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.
Skin Care & Beauty:
SKIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.
RELIEVES-BURNINGHerbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.
High Fiber Laxative
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.
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