Simple Ways to Boost Digestive Health

by | Feb 4, 2017 | Ray of Light Yoga | 0 comments

My digestion isn’t as efficient as I’d like it to be, so I’m opting for a gentle approach to boasting my digestive fire “Agni”.

According to Ayurveda it’s easier for our bodies to digest and absorb warm foods that have been cooked.

So here’s what’s in store for me;

  • Warm water with grated fresh ginger and a squeeze of lemon on waking (after scraping my tongue and cleaning my teeth).
  • Yoga practice
  • Porridge my fav’s are Semolina & Polenta – just add some warm spices cinnamon, cardamon & nutmeg.
  • Fruit at least 4 hours after food.
  • Lunch Kicharee a yummy blend of my fav moong dahl and brown Rice.
  • Dinner more Kicharee or a light soup

Kitchari:

1 TBSP home made ghee (Organic from Manic organic Woonona or Flame tree coop)
1 Tsp + Black mustard seeds (fry in ghee til they pop)
1 Tsp + Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp + Corriander powder
1 Tsp + Tumeric (Freshly grated if poss)
1 Tsp + Ginger (Freshly grated)
6 Curry leaves
2 Tomatoes and or 1 onion
1 cup of Moong Dahl (bought from the flame tree coop in Thirroul)
1/2 cup brown rice
Spinach or kale
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry the spices in the ghee til fragrant
Add onion or tomatoes or both
Rinse lentils and rice add and cover in the spices
Add water
Simmer til cooked or put in slow cooker.
Add spinach or kale if you like at the end.

I love to set the table and eat mindfully acknowledging and wondering about all of the people involved in bringing this nourishing meal my the table.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

Taken from William Blake
“To see a world…..”

Shopping recommendations
Flame Tree Coop Thirroul
Manic Organic Woonona
Taylors Grocers Thirroul