Akshata Sheelvant is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. She is the founder of an Ayurvedic vegan website called JeevaLifestyle.
Akshata is passionate about enabling and empowering individuals to eat to their unique body constitution by incorporating Ayurvedic wisdom combined with Western practicality. She strongly believes that the principle of balance and moderation are key to living a healthy salubrious lifestyle.
She regularly shares Ayurvedic articles, dosha-specific recipes, and vegan news on JeevaLifestyle facebook page. Her personal knowledge on Ayurveda is shared on Twitter and she invites you to savor her recipe collage on Pinterest.
Thanksgiving is a festival where we try to feel grateful for all that life throws at us. It's a season we try to increase our and everybody else's happiness. According to Ayurveda, the sadhak pitta greatly influences our emotions. So let's try some Ayurvedic recipes that can balance the sadhak pitta and increase our happiness.
Individuals with a dominant pitta dosha (fire) experience frustration, acute joint inflammation, anger, nausea, impatience, heartburn, etc. when pitta is unbalanced. Consume bitter, sweet, and astringent fresh organic foods like kale, mint, gourd, cucumbers, figs, lychees, mung beans, and black chickpeas to cool your body inside out during the pitta-aggravating hot summer.
Mix 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and almonds, 7 soaked chopped dates, crushed rose petals, pinch of nutmeg powder, Himalayan Salt into a gooey dough. Create cup mold. Refrigerate for 2 hrs. Layer with 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hrs. Blend 1/2 cup soaked cashews, 1 cup water, 2 tbsp date sugar, few saffron strands. Pour into cup mold. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
We call Earth our “mother” as it has created and sustains human life and of trillions of organisms on this planet. The first step we can take, to honor and thank Mother Earth, is to start eating mindfully. As per Ayurveda, once you start eating local food as per your dosha and seasons, you become aware and balanced, aligning with nature and surroundings around you.