Yogic recipes are vegetarian recipes for balance and health that come from the Auryvedic healing tradition.
- 1/8 tsp Turmeric
- 1/4 cup Water
- 8 oz Milk
- 2 Tbsp Almond Oil
- Honey or Maple Syrup to taste
- Place water and turmeric in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring to a paste for 8 minutes.
- Place milk and almond oil in a separate sauce pan and heat until the milk just comes to a boil, then remove from heat.
- Add the turmeric paste to the milk and stir until the milk becomes completely yellow.
- Add honey or maple syrup to taste.
- Drink Warm.
This is a wonderful year round food that is easy to make and has infinite variety depending on your choice of vegetables. It is great for people on a budget. Traditionally this soup/stew was used to nourish the young and the old and infirm because it is very easy to digest. Kundalini Yogis often use it as a mono-diet for 40, 90, 120 days.
1 Cup mung beans
1 teaspoon tumeric
1 Cup basmatti rice
½ tsp ground pepper
9 Cup water
1 tsp garam masala
½ cup olive oil
Salt, Tamari or Bragg’s to taste
4-6 cups chopped vegetables of choice
1 Tblsp sweet basil
2 onions chopped
2 bay leaves
1/3 Cup minced fresh ginger root
Seeds from 5 cardamon pods
8-10 cloves garlic minced
½ tsp crushed red chiles (HOT! More or less to taste… optional)
Wash beans and rice. Bring water to boil, add rice and beans and let boil over medium heat. Prepare vegetables. Ad to cooking rice and beans. Heat oil in large frying pain. Add onion ginger and garlic and sauté over medium heat. Add spices (not salt or herbs yet). When nicely done add to soup. Stir often to prevent sticking. Add herbs and salt. Continue to cook until it is rich thick and soup like with the various ingredients barely discernible.
Yogi TeaYogi Tea is an ancient healing tea in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition. It tastes great, is energizing and rejuvenating and is good for people of all ages. It is a wonderful coffee substitute and will make your home smell great as it is cooking!
Four ounces of bulk Yogi Tea mix will make between twenty and thirty - eight ounce cups.
The Recipe is as follows:
5 Cups of pure water, 3 TBS of Yogi Tea mix three 1/4-inch slices of fresh Ginger Root.
Bring to Boil and simmer for 40 to 60 minutes. Dip one black tea bag (one t. of loose black tea) in for 1 to 2 minutes at the end of the cooking time. Strain the tea and discard the used up herbs and spices. Add the liquid tea to 3/4 to 1 cup of any kind of milk and bring to boil once again. Sweeten to taste with maple syrup or honey.
Scratch Recipe: 3 quarts water, 20 cloves, 20 whole green cardamom pods crushed, 20 whole black peppercorns, 5 whole sticks of cinnamon and 3 to 5 slices of fresh ginger root. Bring to a boil and then simmer for an hour. Then dip one black tea bag in for 1 to 2 minutes and then remove tea bag and let sit for 2-3 hours or overnight depending on how strong you like the taste. Then strain the tea and discard the used spices. Add about 1/4 cup milk for every 3/4 cup of tea and bring to a boil again and add honey or maple syrup to taste.
If you are not going to drink all the tea at once, store the tea in a glass container in the refrigerator BEFORE you add the milk.
The 40 Day Green Diet as given in the Foods for Health & Healing book, Pg. 76 & 77 - Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. If you are concerned you cannot do this for 40 days, try to do it for 10, 15, 20 or even 30 days before you commit to a 40 day period. Your discipline will strengthen through practice and experience. Once you've experience how cleansing affects your physical body, you get why it's important to cleanse. This is a rebuilding diet. It is used to alkalinize the body, lose weight, clear the skin and cleanse the liver. It is also useful in relieving a toxic mucous condition. For forty days, eat only green foods. That means salads, steamed greens, avocados, sprouts, green olives and mung beans. Unless you are using this diet to correct acne, green fruits such as honeydew, green apples and green grapes can be included. Yogi tea can be taken throughout the fast. Once a week, if you feel that you need more protein, you can eat a handful of nuts and a portion of cooked grains, but don't overdo it! By eating too many nuts and grains you'll give yourself a stomach ache and defeat the purpose of your fast. When you break the fast, add fruits, then grains, and finally dairy.