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Boost Your Energy the Ayurveda Way!

By Lissa Coffey
December 3, 2012
File under: Ayurveda, Drinks, Healthy Eating, Herbs, Natural Products

Even though we may begin the day with a charge of energy, around two or three o’clock in the afternoon we may feel as though we are running out of steam.

Mid-afternoon is often a time when we feel like we need a little boost of energy to get us through the rest of the day.

Instead of reaching for a candy bar or salty snack, Ayurveda has a better solution. One that is not only good for you, but delicious as well!

Almond Energy is an energizing herbal almond beverage mix made from an original ayurvedic recipe in an easy to use blend of blanched almonds, rare herbs and raw sugar.  I like to call it my ayurvedic protein powder!

Simply mix Almond Energy with almond, soy, rice milk or water to make a delicious drink that the whole family will love. A satisfying caffeine-free beverage that you can drink hot in the winter or chilled in the summer.

You can also use Almond Energy as a natural flavoring in puddings or other desserts.

Try Almond Energy in juice or Raja’s cup (a delicious beverage that tastes like coffee without the caffeine!) to make a nourishing beverage for adults or children.

View a video using the Almond Energy mix in three energy-boosting recipes, including a smoothie with just 3ingredients.

Ayurveda also recommends fresh fruit, vegetables, spices and whole grains to boost energy.  These plant foods are rich in “chetna,” the healing and nurturing influence of nature.

These health-supporting foods are so alive with nature’s intelligence that fatigue-causing toxins cannot accumulate in the body when you eat them.

  • Start the day with a stewed apple or snack on a juicy pear.
  • Papaya contains enzymes that aid digestion.
  • Mangoes are a rich source of Vitamin C.

On the other hand, there are foods that can drain your energy.  Fast food, canned, frozen, packaged, leftover or old foods and processed foods laced with preservatives, chemicals and additives are difficult to digest and contain little nutritional content.

If you are feeling bloated or heavy after eating these empty calorie foods, try taking Herbal Di-Gest to aid digestion. This blend of 13 ayurvedic herbs and spices promotes healthy assimilation and elimination that will keep you from feeling dull and heavy after meals.

If you’re feeling dull, sluggish and drained of energy every day, it probably means that your diet contains too many energy-draining foods, which have clogged your micro-channels with toxins.

Overhaul your diet to include foods that create energy instead.  Adding spices to your food is an easy way to increase the value of chetna or nature’s intelligence.

Try the blend of spices called “Churnas” that also help to balance your dosha. This ready-to-use spice mixture satisfies the six ayurvedic tastes considered essential for balance.

Lissa Coffey is an ayurvedic expert and author of “What’s Your Dharma? Discover the Vedic Way to Your Life’s Purpose.”  Take the dharma quiz

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