It's summer. It's hot. We need to cool down, somehow!? In Ayurveda, we don't recommend drinking iced beverages because cold foods and drinks can put out the digestive fire, known as agni. Instead, here is a very simple recipe that will reduce heat in the body and reduce the pitta dosha.
Pitta becomes aggravated in the warmer months and it's important to incorporate calming and cooling practices to avoid agitation and other inflammatory symptoms.
By taking care of our bodies and minds properly in each season we can smoothly transition from one to the next without discomfort. The more knowledge we have about our unique constitution and how we are effected by various climates and terrains, the easier it is to apply the wisdom of Ayurveda.
Give this recipe a go and take a long exhale to enjoy the summer. Have fun and hydrate it up! xo
**Sublime Cucumber Lime**
pinch of sea salt
aloe vera juice (optional)
Pour purified water into a large pitcher (around 24oz.). Peel the cucumber partially or all the way and cut into small pieces. Squeeze the lime into the pitcher. Add a pinch of sea salt. I like Himalayan Salt, or Atlantic Grey for it's moisture content. These high mineral sea salt provide electrolytes that we often loose through sweat. You may also want to try adding aloe vera juice to your drink to increase the cooling effect. Aloe vera supports the liver, one of the pitta organs and is very purifying. If you are new to using aloe vera, try the Inner Fillet Juice since it's less bitter.
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