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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 technicallyย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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