KALE & CARROT SOUP WITH GINGER, FENNEL & LIME
How to Make Kale & Carrot Soup with Ginger, Fennel & Lime
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Chop kale & carrots. Place in a pot and add water until vegetables are just covered. Boil with all ingredients until kale is soft and easy to chew. Easy to chew means easy to digest.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
This soup was developed primarily to relieve acid reflux. Kale and bitters reduce stagnation in the digestive tract and clear heat. Carrot and vegetables with beta-carotene reduce Pitta. Fennel improves digestion without increasing Pitta. Fresh ginger is an anti-inflammatory that improves digestion as well. Lime reduces acidity in the stomach. Soups in general are easy to digest, an essential quality to recover from any digestive tract ailment.
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 Kale & Carrot Soup with Ginger, Fennel & Lime Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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You'll learn your body type, and whether Kale & Carrot Soup with Ginger, Fennel & Lime is a good fit for your body type. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.
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 EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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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
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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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 Kale & Carrot Soup with Ginger, Fennel & Lime:
An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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A 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.
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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.
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An herb that decongests, dislodges or improves metabolization of toxins from the body, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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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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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics
His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel,
as well as 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.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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Over the years, I have seen MANY ayurvedic sites online, but I must say that yours goes into great depth when analyzing food according ot the doshas. I must spend more time here . Who is / was your teacher in Ayurveda ? You must have had a very savvy computer tech person help you to put this site together. I am looking forward to studying Ayurveda in relationship to Raw Vegan nutrition, based on the reserach of Dr Gabriel Cousens via Dr Shantree Kacera.
- Gaura Das, Rawdon, QB 02-29-12
Thank you! The soup is very good and so easy to make.
- Diane Walters, Mountain grove, MO 03-02-12
I was skeptical because I rarely make a soup without garlic and/or onion but this was delicious!!
I tried this recipe with lime, I thought it was horrible and never wanted it again. I pureed the carrot with spices and lemon and it was amazing! The kale was like swimming for a life preserver in a great ocean of carrot. Complements kitchari well.
hi John is kale aggravating to vata?
I use kale often in my food.
- monty, Ajax, ON 07-07-14
hi John is kale aggravating to vata?
I use kale often in my food.
- monty, Ajax, ON 07-07-14
I tipped my bowl to my mouth to get every drop. I'm a lifelong gerd sufferer. Thanks for a tasty alternative to sitting up all night. Ate it w some simple cumin rice mixed in. Yumm.
Monty, kale is considered vata aggravating in general. Your best bet is to cook it well with digestive spices.
I LOVED this soup.
I found this recipe in my personal ayurveda cookbook from Joyful Belly. It looked too simple to be tasty, and it was. I added some great northern beans I'd cooked well and tossed in a shallot, white wine vinegar
I was sceptical if this recipe as I found kale to be a bit cumbersome to eat. For my health sake, I decided to try it. It tastes good and it seems as though the kale is digesting. I feel great. Thank you!
Simple and tasty