Cool Libations with Ayurveda Infused Drinks
Tis the season of warm sunshine, salty beach trips, and long afternoons of poolside lounging. I am enjoying my first summer in Ojai, a cozy mountain town nested between the Topa Topa mountains.
Unlike Santa Barbara, there’s no marine layer or Pacific Ocean breeze, so I rely on the shade of Ojai’s many oak trees and cool hydration of my AyurAde tonics. They help me maintain cool body temperatures, healthy summertime skin, and a chilled-back attitude in hot weather.
While enjoying summer rays (with sunscreen, of course!), have a bottle of AyurAde handy and avoid physical exhaustion or a mental meltdown. Also, AyurAde, infused with cooling plants and nourishing minerals, keeps skin plump and fresh; hence, avoiding a sun-dried raisin complexion.
According to Ayurveda, summer is pitta season. Pitta, the fire element, has qualities of hot, sharp, intense, and sour taste(heating energy. Pitta is soothed by opposite qualities of cool, smooth, soft, and bitter taste(cooling energy).
My favorite pitta cooling AyurAde, Cucumber Crush, is made of cool mint, organic essential oils from soft, smooth rose petals, and bitter taste of cucumbers. When hot summer weather causes frustration, head to your kitchen and concoct this tasty libation.
11 cucumber slices
Sprig of fresh mint leaves
I/2 tsp. Maharishi Ayurveda Organic Rose Water
Pinch of pink Himalayan rock salt and pinch of organic sugar
In a 64-ounce glass pitcher or Mason jar, add ingredients to mineral spring or filtered water. Allow about 10 minutes for ingredients to infuse water with cool vibrations. Pour, sip, and stay cool. Add a fresh mint leaf to each glass for a festive garnish. Paper umbrella optional.
AyurAde tonics are easy to make, effective on staying cool, and enjoyable to drink! Cheers!
Stay tuned for another recipe in my August self-care love note. And, I'll soon be an ambassador for the folks who make this awesome tea/water infuser! Exciting news to announce in the next few weeks.
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