WARM WEATHER SEASONAL TIPS AND RECIPES



The weather has changed again, and farmer’s markets are bursting with fresh produce that tempt our tastebuds. Our body no longer craves the heavy fats and proteins that it did in winter, and instinctively, we look for refreshing foods that lighten the body and keep the system cool.



In your cooking, search for recipes that contain cucumber, melon, zucchini and coriander which help reduce the symptoms of discomfort from the hot, sharp, oily qualities of the heat and humidity in the atmosphere. Summer recipes use fresh bitter greens to cool the blood, astringent fruit to tone the tissues and mildly sweet items such as fennel and coconut to balance the digestion.




Coconut oil rubbed lightly into the skin provides the right amount of nourishment to counteract the extra heat we absorb through our skin and is recommended at this time.


Here are some recipes for smoothies that can help stimulate and nourish you over the summer months. There are two dairy based options and two non-dairy options to suit your preference.


If you experience any digestive discomfort and would like further investigation or support, you can book in to see me for a one to one consultation. We can work together to improve your digestion, build a resilient system and desensitize you to any foods that may be causing unwanted 'symptoms' such as bloating, constipation, gas, pain, diarrhoea and weight fluctuations. Using homeopathy, bioenergetics and my background as an AP Dietitian, we aim to address the root cause of your symptoms and move towards enabling you to enjoy a variety of different foods without having to eliminate particular food groups.


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DIGESTIVE SMOOTHIE – DAIRY

(Recipe adapted from “Eat right for your shape” by Lee Holmes)

500ml filtered water

130gm (1/2 cup) sheep’s milk yoghurt

2.5cm piece of peeled & chopped ginger

½ tsp ground cumin

Pinch of Celtic sea salt

Whizz all ingredients in blender on low speed until smooth. Serve immediately. Serves 2

GINGER LIME LASSI – DAIRY

Recipe adapted from “The Everyday Ayurveda cookbook” by Kate O’Donnell

¼ cup organic whole milk yoghurt

1 cup water

2.5 cm piece of ginger, peeled and chopped

Juice of ½ small lime

1 tsp raw honey

Whizz all ingredients in blender on low speed until smooth. Serve immediately. Serves 2

SUMMER SMOOTHIE – NON DAIRY

(Recipe adapted from “Eat right for your shape” by Lee Holmes)

Refreshing thick and satisfying smoothie is a great breakfast or afternoon pick me up .the sweetness of the banana and cocpnut are matched by the tanginess of the lime. It is cooling and soothing.

500 ml coconut water

2 frozen peeled bananas

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp grated lime zest

¼ tsp ground cardamom

Whizz all ingredients in blender on low speed until smooth. Serve immediately. Serves 2.

GOOD FAT SMOOTHIE – NON DAIRY

Recipe adapted from “The Everyday Ayurveda cookbook” by Kate O’Donnell

1 cup blueberries

2 tbsp hemp seeds

¼ avocado

2 kale leaves

1.5 cups coconut water

½ tsp ground ginger

1 tsp raw honey

Whizz all ingredients in blender on low speed until smooth. Serve immediately. Serves 2

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