Cool Libations with Ayurveda Infused Drinks
Happy summer y'all! Tis the season of sunshine, beach trips, and long afternoons outdoors. While you are enjoying soaking up the sun (with sunscreen, of course!), be sure to hydrate. Avoid looking like a sun-dried raisin and stoke a sweet summer glow with the help of Ayurveda. Your skin needs to soak up moisture and there is no better and tastier way to do so than drinking these refreshing AyurAde tonics!
I have recently moved to Ojai, a charming high desert mountain community about 20 miles inland from Pacific Ocean. While in Santa Barbara, the cool Pacific breezes prevented the weather from becoming too hot and sticky. Mother Nature created external cooling. However, here in Ojai, it's vital to provide internal cooling.
When I lived in Nashville, I relied on these Ayurvedic tonics to prevent my pitta (fire element) dosha from overheating my body and mind. These tasty and easy to make AyurAde tonics will help you maintain cool body temperatures, healthy skin, and a chilled-back attitude in hotter weather.
When the weather heats up and causes frustrations, head to your kitchen and concoct these tasty libations.
11 medium cut cucumber slices
Sprig of fresh mint leaves
Pinch of pink Himalayan rock salt
In a 64 oz glass pitcher or jar, add the above to spring or filtered water. Allow about a half hour for everything to mingle. Pour, sip, and be cool. (“Kuru” means “cool” in Japanese). You can also add a fresh mint leaf to each glass as garnish or to be cool to the max.
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One lime, freshly squeezed juice
2 Tbsp. Organic Aloe Vera Juice
1/2 tsp. organic raw sugar
In a 64 oz glass pitcher or jar, add the above to spring or filtered water. Allow about a half hour for everything to mingle. Pour, sip, and experience how bitter makes summer better. Beat the heat with this cool treat. The bitter taste of aloe vera juice has a cooling effect on the body and mind. Rose water is sweet and also cooling. This is the dynamic duo of coolness.
These summer drinks are easy to make, effective on staying cool, and enjoyable to drink! You’ll experience many happy hours in the sun with these tasty Ayurvedic tonics. Cheers and be cool!