GORGEOUS DRINKS FOR ‘VATA’ BODY TYPE – AYURVEDA
My good friend Mimi Walter recently made me super curious about the three Ayurvedic body types. Listen to this: you could be a (predominantly) Vata, Pitta, or Kapha type!
For example – I am a Vata type (the air element) so I am slender, hardly assimilate, am always cold, can get easily gassy and congested, my mind runs all over, my creativity +++, and so on.
Pitta is the most balanced (sporty people, assimilate easily, find it easy to conform, stick to plans, etc.), whilst Kapha is an earthy type – slower, denser, heavier.
If you are a Vata, then Ayurveda says warm, moist, soft, sweet foods and drinks will suit you best. And, from what I’ve experienced, this tends to hold true.
Are you a Vata type and struggle to keep warm during this cold season? Then here are a few ideas for you, my dear 🙂
Warm Banana Bowl
Make some banana milk (mix a cup of hot, liquorice tea and two ripe bananas in a blender). Then pour it all in a large bowl/mug, and play around with some toppings – I used organic turmeric powder, cacao nibs, and chia seeds.
Hot pot of herbal tea
Find a beautiful teapot and a cute mug that you love. Listen in to your intuition and go for a herbal infusion of your choice – in here, I used the ‘Good Morning Mix’ from Sonnentor. Other Vata-friendly options are: liquorice, fennel, cinnamon, aniseed, cardamom. Anything sweet, spicy, and warming, basically 😉 A hot pot of herbal tea will be of great help to your adrenals, kidneys, liver. It will also warm up your cold palms!
Organic Forest Honey
This is not technically a drink on its own – but you could snack on it WHILST you’re sipping one of the gorgeous hot things I’ve told you about above 😉 Any honey coming from a (local) producer you trust in should do the trick. Pay attention to your body’s reaction, too. Maybe it’s something you need once in a blue moon, or it could be that the cold season requires a bit of a more intensive dosage!
Are you a Vata type? Or more of a Pitta, or Kapha? Seeing how the weather is now getting colder and colder, what do you think are the best ways to keep warm and nourish ourselves? Thank you for sharing your insights 🙂