Host an Ayurvedic Brunch with Friends
Nothing beats a lazy Sunday brunch—a welcome antidote to the hectic work week. Any brunch worth its salt tends to feature the following ingredients: hearty fare, a mix of sweet and savory tastes, and good conversation with loved ones. But if you find you often feel heavy after those waffles with a side of Eggs-Benny, you might want to consider hosting your own Ayurvedic brunch next week.
Here are some delicious, dosha-balancing brunch options to fill you and your guests up without weighing you down. Word to the wise: agni, your digestive fire, is strongest around noon, so try to rally your friends to show up around 11.And, if brunch turns into an afternoon visit...
- Golden Milk: A warm, frothy drink that’s rich in turmeric, which helps purify the blood and promotes healthy circulation, lung function, and immunity. Note: it’s best to drink Golden Milk at least an hour away from meals to avoid slowing the digestion.
Sauté tofu or panir until thoroughly warmed. For a creamy texture, stir in dabs of cream cheese and/or grated cheese and/or sour cream and cook until blended. For a Kapha-balancing addition, add puréed cooked cauliflower (which is surprisingly tasty!). From there, stir in the rest of the ingredients to taste and finish with a dollop of salsa, some fresh cilantro, or a spoonful of chutney.
(Note: It’s best to drink Golden Milk at least an hour away from meals to avoid slowing the digestion. It’s a lovely, light afternoon-snack option when brunch guests linger longer.)
And with that, we wish you a wonderful brunch! Let us know how it goes in the comments below, or share a post with us on Instagram using the hashtag #maharishiayurveda.
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