Balanced living with Ayurvedic Supers foods
Life in the COVID-19 times is a massive change for all of us. Bringing many new challenges and opportunities too, actually. One of the biggest challenges for many of us (ME!) has been dealing with the boredom of spending so much time with ourselves at home? Any guesses on what are the top contenders for most of us?
Definitely Netflix and of course……..EATING!!
Want to take a break from work? Head to La Cocina.
Want to move around a bit in the house? Destination El Refrigerador.
The only good thing that has come out of this eating pandemic is that many of us have become amateur Masterchefs. Just look at your photo feed and you know it :)But here is the thing. In such times of consuming and creating food, being mindful of what goes in our body becomes even more critical.
Why? Because we are what we eat! The food we eat reflects in our state of mind, our energy levels, and our emotions. Now just imagine your body looking like a mix of everything you had today. Well, you get the idea!
At Elements Truffles we live and breathe the philosophy of Ayurveda, integrating Ayurvedic superfoods into every aspect of what we eat. Ayurveda explains how different superfoods can be used to bring balance to our mind, body, and soul when integrated appropriately in our daily routine. While some of these ingredients (Turmeric!) have found a way to be seen in our modern world pantries, many still remain a mystery. Some of these ancient herbs and superfoods are Moringa, Ashwagandha, Triphala, Amla, Cumin, Tulsi, Lemon, Honey, Ghee, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Saffron, Turmeric, Cayenne, Brahmi, Satavari, Lemongrass, Cilantro and many more.
I wanted to share a couple of my favorite routines & hacks with some of these Ayurvedic superfoods. They have been very useful in the current times (and honestly are great to integrate into your life at all times!)
First up is my favorite - a super easy immunity booster shot. It is made with 5 Ayurvedic Superfoods - Ginger (ideally freshly scraped), a pinch of *Turmeric*, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, and 1 tsp of Lemon juice (again best freshly squeezed). Add this to a shot of hot water, stir and drink it first thing every morning on an empty stomach. This will do wonders for your immunity and have many other positive effects.
My night routine is having a warm cup of turmeric milk before going to bed. Yes, the super-trendy Golden milk. But I add a few extra Ayurvedic herbs to it. I add a pinch of Nutmeg powder and Cinnamon powder along with a tsp of Turmeric powder to ghee and warm it on low flame. Then add it to half a cup of warm milk or plant-based milk. It promotes good sleep and also helps clear a cold, cough, flu, or congestion amongst others.
Now let’s address a BIG one, sweet tooth cravings! Introducing the sweetest hack ever!
Ayurvedic superfoods infused delicious Elements Truffles dairy-free chocolates! Every bar has a superfood in it. There are a few with Turmeric, a Ginger with Black Pepper, one for the spicy lovers with Cayenne and Cinnamon. There is even one infused with Beets! Can you believe it? A vegetable in your chocolate! Mindbogglingly good! My personal favorite is the Lemon Coconut with Tulsi.
All this and each serving (1/2 a bar) of the chocolate bar has only 5 gms of sugar. And from my experience, you only need about 1/8th of the bar to satiate those sweet cravings.
What a great way to consume some of the Ayurvedic superfoods and have a dessert at the same time! Superfoods in your chocolate woot woot! The Elements Truffles chocolate bars have become a pantry staple for me.
Now, how’s that for a sweet, Sweet Routine?