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How to Make Peppermint Cocoa Shake
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES
1. Chop dates, 1 whole banana, and combine with almond milk, cardamom, peppermint leaves, and cacao in a blender. Blend until smooth. As an option, add 2 tbsp of brewed Tecchino, or coffee for kapha constitutions.
How Can Peppermint Cocoa Shake Make You Feel Great?
Dairy FreeIt's hard to resist tempting ice cream that abounds at holiday festivities. The heavy sweetness of ice cream leaves many of us feeling heavy, tired, and maybe even a little bit bloated. You might notice that a bowl of ice cream will trigger a runny nose in less than one hour! This is not the case with the Peppermint Cocoa Shake - it's a blend of lightly sweet almond milk, dates, and creamy banana that give the satisfying feeling of a milkshake without the heaviness.
Heavy December TummyRich foods dominate the November and December table, which can lead to a build-up of mucus in the stomach. Cardamom and mint are both aromatic spices that help keep heavy foods moving in your tummy. They bring a refreshing, breezy lightness into this most festive shake. Aromatic tastes also destroy thick mucus and can ward off an untimely holiday stomach flu.
Naturally SweetAre your kids begging for dessert while you dread the sugar rush that sends them spinning? The Peppermint Cocoa Shake is naturally sweetened by banana and juicy dates, so your kids won't be ingesting any harmful processed sugars. The fiber of the dates and banana slow the absorption rate of the sugar, so that it doesn't lead to a sugar spike like refined sugar will. For the many who need to avoid processed sugars (it's not a bad idea, after all), the Peppermint Cocoa Shake is a healthy way to get your sugar fix.
Dessert, or Breakfast of Champions?The Peppermint Cocoa Shake not only is a delicious dessert or snack, but can make a great breakfast. Simple foods are helpful in the morning, when your body's processes are just waking up. It's heavy and satisfying, with gentleness that kindles the digestive fire so that you feel good all day. For an added flare, add some Teecchino or Ayurvedic Roast and make a faux frappuccino!
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 Peppermint Cocoa Shake 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.
STIMULATES-PERISTALSISAn herb that promotes involuntary smooth muscle contractions to facilitate the movement of food and waste through the digestive tract.
Heart & Circulation:
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
Wakes you up
WAKES-YOU-UPInvigorates the body and improves energy by stimulating circulation.
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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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