Yogic Lifestyle

PDF Handouts:

Yogic Guidelines for Healthy Digestion

Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Healing

Essential Diet Kit of the Yogi

Recipes – Anti-inflammatory & Joint’s Health

Mandev is qualified Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath,  for privite consultations contact:

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Yogic Recipes

Those recipes support body’s balance in Kundalini Yoga practice. Once we start daily morning Sadhana we quickly notice our diet needs more attention. Yogi dairy-free milks are good example of sattvic, nourishing, blood sugar balancing and very tasty options in yogic diet.

Yogic Milks (dairy-free)

Note: For Nut milks use strong jug blender with engine 600W or stronger.

Base recipe: Almond Milk
50g raw organic almonds, soaked overnight
1l of purified water
Remove skins from soaked almonds. Place almonds into jug blender, add 200ml water and blend until creamy. Switch off the blender. Add remaining 800ml water and blend on high speed 1 min. Store almond Milk in glass bottles, keep refrigerated, consume within 2 days. Use instead regular Milk.
Properties: sattvic, cooling, nurturing, source of vitamin E, calcium, zinc, easily digested proteins. 
Tumeric aka Sadhana Yogi version
50g raw organic almonds, soaked overnight
Flesh from 1 fresh, young coconut
6 dates, soaked overnight
2cm of fresh tumeric or up to 1 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder
1-1,5l of purified water
Remove skins from soaked almonds. Place almonds into jug blender, add 200ml water and blend until creamy. Switch off the blender. Add young coconut flesh. Keep blending, you may need to add extra water. Switch off the blender and add soaked dates. Again blend until smooth. At the end add turmeric and remaining  water and blend on high speed 1 min. Store almond Milk in glass bottles, keep refrigerated, consume within 2 days. Use as desired.
Properties: nourishing, rejuvenating, replenishing.  Rich source of essential fatty acids including MCT oil from coconut which is  easily absorbed, pure fuel for the cells. Anti-inflammatory due to coconut and turmeric, supports joints flexibility and healthy skin tone.  Excellent ‘conditioner’ after demanding physical training.

Other milk variations

Preparation principles as in recipes above.

– Coconut & Lemon (cooling, beneficial in hot weather)

– Almond & turmeric, cinnamon, cardamon (warming, good for vata types, winter option )

– Classic Golden Milk (dairy free) : Almond & turmeric (joint rejuvenator)

Coconut Prasad

200g desiccated coconut

10 pitted, soaked, skinless dates

100 ml pure water

50g freshly grounded linseeds

1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

  1. Grind desiccated coconut for a powder in coffee grinder or in blender (blender need special blades for that)
  2. Blend the pitted, skinlees and soaked dates with water to make a ‘liquid date’
  3. Put all ingredient in big bowl and mix with hands. Form small balls
  4. Keep in fridge and enjoy within 3 days. You can also freeze them and use them within 2 months.

 

Yogi Tea recipe (caffeine and dairy-free) (makes 4 cups)

Boil 1 litre of purified water in a pan and once boiled add:

2 sticks of cinnamon

8 slices of fresh ginger

10 cloves

10 green cardamon pods

10 black papercorns

Cook for 10 minutes and turn of the fire. Leave for another 10 minutes.  Drink freshly made. Serve with almond milk or plain.

 

author: Mandev
* Mandev Kaur is certified nutritional therpist and naturopath.  She uses her experience and knowledge as naturopathic practitioner guiding others about both prevention and support in health and disease. Personally she recovered from long term illness with the power of nutrition, natural detoxification protocols and Kundalini Yoga practice.