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Drink to Good Health
Discover refreshingly different drinks that are nutritious and delicious.
Piña Amla Colada
In a lot of our social circles, the pressure to drink can be very intense, even though alcohol can mess with your mood, nerves, and endocrine system over time. It’s great to have an alternative, non-alcoholic drink in hand.
Cacao Hemp Smoothie Bowl
With its chocolatey flavor and creamy texture, this is a great “breakthrough” recipe for people who are reluctant to try smoothies or raw foods
Avo-Berry Fruit & Greens Smoothie
How do you ensure that you’re not just packing a smoothie with fruit sugar? Choose fruits with high amounts of antioxidants and use the whole fruit. Add in seeds or nuts to boost the fiber, slow down digestion, and avoid spiking sugar levels. And use greens, like lettuce, for their vitamin and mineral content, as well as to add more fiber.
In the practice of Ayurveda, lauki is considered a very beneficial “cooling” and healing ingredient. It’s usually cooked as a sabzi, simmered with mild spices. To extract the maximum benefits from this underrated food, I like to make a lauki smoothie — a method you can try with any mild, watery gourd — in a recipe that will help you get more plant fiber in your diet.
Spiced Sabja Flush
This detoxifying drink has gut-healthy spices and good fats from the seeds to elevate your mood and hydration
Using kitchen scraps to infuse your water is a great, environmentally friendly alternative to buying bottled drinks, and the naturally sweet taste means that you’ll find yourself sipping on it all day.
Chai Chocolate Double-Layer Fudge
This vegan chocolate recipe, spiced with chai masala, is a delicious, grown-up dessert
Shahi Begum Oats Supreme
Try this Indian-inspired take on overnight oats for breakfast or serve as a dessert