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"Ok so I also love it. Very refreshing. Feels very bright and opening. I did it with a pear instead of an apple. "
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How to Make Kale Lemonade with Ginger & Apple

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MEAL: DRINK
STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: RAW
EAT IN: SPRING
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1 inch
1 whole
1 lbs
1/2 whole

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and core the apple.

2. You can make kale lemonade in a juicer or a blender. You may need to chop the kale, or toss it in a food processor if your juicer or blender has trouble grinding it up. If you plan to use a blender, add all ingredients plus 1c of water, then blend and strain.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Brightly sour, cleanly bitter, and gently sweet, Kale Lemonade with Ginger and Apple is an invigorating way to awaken your day. Blend pungent ginger into the mix to warm up this refreshing juice. Kale lemonade will pucker your mouth with an energizing green thrill. The sweetness of apple and mild taste of Kale offer a gentle introduction to vegetable juicing.

Spring Cleaning

When spring weather feels heavy and humid like the tropics, this refreshing juice can help you stay clear-headed and light. In spring, it's a warm day that makes you sick. Thick, humid air makes you feel swollen, heavy, and stuffy. Your lymph nodes may even swell, indicating a congested liver and blood.

The pungent taste in ginger re-ignites circulation and digestive fire while it dries up a runny nose.

Lively Liver

The bitter taste in kale, and sour taste in lemon and apple flush and cleanse the liver by stimulating bile release. Release of bile, a fatty substance, also aids your body in yanking winter fats out of the bloodstream. After drinking kale lemonade you may even notice rhythmic contractions of the gallbladder as it pumps bile into the small intestine.

Cools Your Eyes

Pitta individuals should take a moment to notice that drinking Kale Lemonade cools and refreshes your eyes. This is your cue that Kale Lemonade is alkalizing and reducing Pitta dosha.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Kale Lemonade with Ginger & Apple Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TASTES
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The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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DOSHAS
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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 (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
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Aromatic

AROMATIC

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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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kale Lemonade with Ginger & Apple
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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.

Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Stimulates Peristalsis

STIMULATES-PERISTALSIS

An herb that promotes involuntary smooth muscle contractions to facilitate the movement of food and waste through the digestive tract.

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Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Sialogogue

SIALOGOGUE

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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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Carminative

CARMINATIVE

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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Stomachic

STOMACHIC

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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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Relaxes Eyes

RELAXES-EYES

Eases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Refreshes Skin

REFRESHES-SKIN

Flushes the lymphatic system to cool, awaken, and revive the skin.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Decongestant

DECONGESTANT

An herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Calms Heart

CALMS-HEART

An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

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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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

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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Blood Thinner

BLOOD-THINNER

Herbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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Lowers Blood Sugar

LOWERS-BLOOD-SUGAR

An herb that lowers blood sugar.

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Lowers Thyroid

LOWERS-THYROID

Reduces thyroid function. Useful for people with hyperthyroid.

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Galactagogue

GALACTAGOGUE

Increases production of breast milk, often by raising prolactin and diaphoresis.

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Antiarthritic

ANTIARTHRITIC

Herbs that ease arthritic pain and promote joint health.

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Antispasmodic

ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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Constituents:
Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Potassium, Vitamin A,
Calcium

CALCIUM

Calcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.

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Rutin

RUTIN

Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.

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Catechins

CATECHINS

Antioxidant that reduces cancer and blood clots, dilates blood vessels, and is antimicrobial.

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, Tannins, Soluble Fiber, Polysaccharides

Foods with a Similar Nature to Kale Lemonade with Ginger & Apple

Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Carminative, Galactagogue, Refreshing, Stomachic, Antiarthritic, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Hypolipidemic, Sialogogue, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Antiarthritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic

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Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Cholagogue, Digestive, Refreshes-skin, Sialogogue, Calms-heart, Decongestant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Quenches-thirst, Relaxes-eyes

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Allspice

Allspice has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-peristalsis, Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stomachic, Antiarthritic

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Antiarthritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy

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Turmeric

Turmeric has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Antiarthritic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Hypolipidemic

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Nigella (black cumin)

Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Carminative, Galactagogue, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Cilantro

Cilantro has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Stomachic, Alterative, Burns-toxins

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Mint

Mint has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Refreshes-skin, Stomachic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Refreshing, Vasodilator, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Stomachic, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Galactagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Antiarthritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Kale Lemonade with Ginger & Apple

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Quenches-thirst, Refreshing, Alterative, Relaxes-eyes, Anti-inflammatory, Sialogogue, Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Digestive, Wakes-you-up, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Refreshing, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Stomachic, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Hypolipidemic

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Yogaraj Guggulu

Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Blood-thinner, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Alterative, Hypolipidemic, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Antiarthritic, Vasodilator

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Stimulates-energy, Antiarthritic, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Refreshing

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory, Stimulates-energy

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Blood-thinner, Vasodilator, Calms-heart, Cardiac-stimulant

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Sialogogue, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Alterative, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic

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Angelica

Angelica has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Stomachic, Blood-thinner, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Refreshing

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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 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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The juice will have maximum effect on an empty stomach before a meal. Although you can drink this juice any time of day, Vata's should avoid cleansing drinks in general after 3pm.

Although bitters in excess can deplete Vata, Kale Lemonade balances bitterness with sweet taste. The result is that the bitters actually help Vata stimulate persistalsis and bile production. The lemons rehydrate the bowels.

Im out of lemons can I use a lime ?
- Torrey Clement, Canton, NC , 06-11-12 (Reply)
Isn't apple a not so favored fruit during spring? Here in southern Cali you can get them at stores but according to the farmers market they are out of season.
- andrea nicole, Montebello, CA , 03-26-13 (Reply)
Dear Niki, It could be overstimulating to your liver. You'll notice looser stools in general if it is. Best, -John
I'm glad to be able to use the blender for this! I like getting the whole plant or fruit in my food. Can't wait to try it!
- Kim Ferguson, Valencia, CA
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, 03-27-13 (Reply)
Can I add a cucumber to this recipe? How would that affect things? Thanks! Beth, Knoxville TN
- Beth Urban, Knoxville, TN , 03-27-13 (Reply)
Dear Lisa - Raw food is difficult to digest in general. Cooking helps break down some of the fibers, as well as neutralize oxalic acid.

Dear Beth - A cucumber would make the recipe a bit cooler. Otherwise a nice addition!

Dear Michelle - Vata generally cleanses naturally without effort, as long as the digestion is clear. Most Vata people need very little cleansing in the spring, but need more cleansing in fall.

Dear Tracy - How about wild chickweed? It's growing everywhere this time of year. Otherwise, for store bought greens - some of the lettuces? Many other greens are too high in oxalic acid. Spinach can be a bit taxing on the liver.

I LOVE this! I was skeptical about this ..not only this, but all juicing. I had fresh vegi-juices but didn't do much other than make me think I was doing something good to myself. But this one REALLY changed my digestion! Now I got really healthy poop!! Not only that, I always feel immediately soooo good! Like my eye sight got better and my mind get clear! I am Vata- Kapha so this is really good for me.
- MM, Honolulu, HI
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, 05-02-14 (Reply)
Ok so I also love it. Very refreshing. Feels very bright and opening. I did it with a pear instead of an apple.
- Nneka, Raleigh, NC
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, 06-04-14 (Reply)
I'm going to make this smoothie because I've made many of ur smoothie recipes and enjoy them very much, but is 1 pound kale correct? For future reference.
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, 06-29-16 (Reply)
Thanks for asking - yes 1lb is correct, especially in a juicer, because we don't tend to get a huge amount of liquid out of kale. Be sure to let us know how it turns out!
- Katie Clinton, Ferndale, sligo, AL
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