Let’s be real, it’s hot outside — like Heath Ledger in a '90s teen romance hot.
As outside temps continues to rise, Mother Nature is encouraging us to become cooler and lighter. You may have already noticed your body signaling this desire with increased thirst, lighter food cravings and the need for an afternoon nap.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, Summer is ruled by our bodies' temperature regulating systems - including the hypothalamus, skin, sweat glands, blood vessels, as well as our digestive fire (metabolism).
So, it is to these physical places within ourselves we look to protect, support, and create balance this season.
This gut quenching, Watermelon Cucumber Cooler is the perfect Summer drink to balance internal heat + keep you thriving through the sweltering Southern sun.
|| Base ||
High in water concentration and packed with essential vitamins, watermelon and cucumber are one heck of a dynamic healing duo for chilling out fiery bellies.
|| Ayurveda Herbal Boost ||
- Vata || Add a warming Summer herb like Basil to continue stoking the digestive fire
- Pitta || Opt for a gut cooling herb like Cilantro or Parsley
- Kapha || Keep metabolism stimulated with some Ginger
|| Instructions ||
Cut and peel ingredients accordingly. Mix in blender and enjoy!