Hello there! Here is my favorite summer beverage that I am excited to share with you all – lemonade made Ayurvedic style! This recipe was featured in CureJoy’s summer video series. Made with only 5 wholesome healthy ingredients!! Here is the added bonus link to my first FREE Ayurvedic Vegan Ebook.
This recipe was developed to help pacify my pitta during the brutal summers of Arizona. The added benefits of this refreshingly cooling beverage is it, also calms the senses and nourishes the heart with loving emotions.
Pour this lemonade in a glass water bottle and take it with you to work or when running errands. It keeps you deeply hydrated and energized at the same time!
Chia Seeds – Are know to plump up 4-6 times their size and are deeply hydrating. High in Omega 3 fatty acids helps to keep the skin healthy and moisturized in summer. Per Ayurveda chia seeds are tridoshic and sattvic in nature.
Lime Juice – According to Ayurveda, it’s beneficial to use freshly squeezed lime juice instead of lemon juice during the summer season because lime juice pacifies pitta dosha and lemon juice has a tendency to aggravate the pitta dosha.
Rose Petals – Strongly encourage using organic rose petals in this drink as conventional rose petals are treated with harsh chemicals.According to Ayurveda, it’s not a coincidence rose is associated with love and caring. It balances the sadhak pitta that governs the emotions of the heart! It’s cooling in nature and is balancing for all three doshas.
Using rose petals is a new concept in the western culture; I encourage you to experiment with it by trying it out in different recipes. Here is a Rose Smoothie recipe to try.
Celtic Salt – According to Ayurveda, including salt in your diet is in fact a good thing! But it does tell you clearly it’s not our regular white table salt. In fact white table salt is the culprit in many cases involving water retention, edema, and bloating. Ayurveda teaches us to include high quality – high mineral salts like Celtic Salt or Himalayan Salt, which aid in absorption of nutrients and works as an electrolyte when included in our diet.
Medjool Dates – I like using whole food sweeteners in my recipes rather than using regular sugar as they are rich in minerals and antioxidants. Dates are cooling in nature and pacify pitta dosha. They are also energizing and help to build Ojas (balanced life energy).
Try making this drink and you will be surprised how amazing it tastes and makes you feel refreshed!
Ayurvedic Summer lemonade recipe:
Ingredients (serves 1 person)
– 1 -2 cups of Water
– 2-3 tbsp soaked organic Chia Seeds (soaked for 4 hrs or overnight)
– 2 tsp freshly squeezed Lime Juice (prefer lime to lemon)
– approx. 2 tsp organic Rose Petals
– 1 – 11/2 tsp high mineral Celtic Salt (adjust per your taste)
– 2 – 3 Medjool Dates
Blend the ingredients in your blender and it’s ready to chug! Try it and adjust the ingredients according to your personal taste.I have this lemonade all through out summer and it really makes a huge difference in keeping my body cool and hydrated from inside out.
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Love to hear from you, share your thoughts/comments when you make this drink!