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Ayurvedic Cleanse

Our Ayurvedic Cleanse is based on ancient medicinal practices that promote “holistic” balance in the physical body and mind in order to manage or treat various health problems.

In Ayurveda, the three doshas (life forces) vata, pitta and kapha. The doshas correspond to different body types, tendencies, personality traits and nutritional needs. Each dosha is made up of five basic elements — ether (the upper regions of space), air, fire, water and earth — and each person has a unique combination of the three doshas that determines his or her physical and psychological characteristics. The goal of Ayurvedic practices, including following an appropriate Ayurvedic diet, is to prevent imbalances in the doshas. Imbalances can be due to any combination of an unhealthy lifestyle, nutrient deficiencies, too much or too little physical activity, chronic stress, seasonal fluctuations and toxin exposure.

According to Ayurvedic principles, here are guidelines for how to follow an Ayurvedic diet depending on the season:

  • Winter — You might notice that your appetite and hunger increase due to the need to build inner warmth. Eat less cold and light foods, like raw veggies, smoothies and salads. Eat more nourishing healthy fats, complex carbs like cooked grains, soups and stews. Increase intake of sweet, sour and salty flavored foods, but reduce intake of sour, pungent and bitter foods. Consume ghee, warming spices and raw honey to boost immunity.
  • Spring — Eat more bitter, astringent and pungent foods instead of sweet, sour and salty foods. Emphasize lighter, drier and warmer foods over heavy, fatty foods. Eat meat and fruit sparingly, consume more green plants, use warming spices, eat smaller portions, and increase exercise.
  • Summer — Eat more naturally sweet foods, and minimize hot tastes (spicy, pungent, sour, salty) and dry foods (those that are astringent and bitter). Emphasize cool, moist foods over dry foods, eat less fats, and consume more lighter foods. Eat less hot foods, soups or stews, and have more fresh fruits and veggies. Enjoy more freshly made juices, coconut products, yogurt, smoothies and cooling plants like cucumber, berries and melons.
  • Fall — Eat sweet and slightly bitter and astringent foods instead of pungent, sour, salty foods. Find a balance between cooling and hot foods and light and heavy foods. Eat more soups, warming spices, pomegranates and seasonal well-ripened fruits. Also eat more bitter, green veggies and spices.

Your Kapha is out of balance when you show symptoms of...

  • excess mucous
  • thick, white tongue coat
  • slow, sticky, sluggish bowel movements
  • high body weight
  • difficulty rising in the morning
  • feeling slow, foggy, dull
  • easily attached or possessive
  • overly sentimental
  • complacent or stubborn
  • tendency for “emotional overeating

A whole food 21 day cleanse is a simple way to reset your entire system by removing accumulated toxins and strengthening digestion.

Enjoy:

  • Foods that are pungent, bitter, or astringent in taste.
  • Warm foods, both energetically and in temperature.
  • Heating spices chili, black or cayenne pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin.
  • Whole, freshly cooked foods.
  • Light, dry, and warm foods.
  • Honey.
  • Only room temperature or warm drinks.
  • Legumes, well-cooked tofu or tempeh
  • Lots of organic vegetables
  • Routine times for your meals.
  • Taking a deep breath after swallowing your last bite and heading off for your next activity.
  • Eating your meal in a peaceful environment.

 Avoid:

  • Foods that are sweet, sour, or salty.
  • Cooling foods, both energetically and in temperature.
  • Heavy and oily foods (e.g. cheese, pudding, nuts, cake).
  • Highly processed foods (e.g. canned or frozen foods, “TV” dinners or pastries).
  • Cold or carbonated drinks.
  • Overeating or eating heavy meals.
  • Eating fresh fruit or drinking fruit juice within ½ hour of any other food.
  • Red meat.
  • Foods or drinks that contain refined sugar or corn syrup.
  • Deep fried foods.
  • Hard Alcohol, occasional glass of dry red or white wine are allowed.

 A day of cleansing will look like....

 Start your day with a Ginger and Tumeriic honey bomb(add to your hot water)
Garlicky Tofu Herb Scramble 
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas
Red Lentil Curry with cauliflower and yams
Turmeric and Black Pepper Kale Chips
Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Skewers with Kale Salad
Our Spice Blend Golden Milk made with Hemp Milk 

 

 Start your day with a Ginger and Turmeric honey bomb (add to your hot water )  you will do this a few times a week 

 Please note:

There are no refunds on cleanse programs once purchased. If you let us know 72 hours prior to the start date of your program we can offer store credit for 90 days. Price includes a refundable bag deposit of $10. Price includes weekly shipping for $10 a week (two deliveries per week). We service the greater Seattle Area. If you would like to discuss please email us at chef@thecustomplate.com



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