We all know, how stress can take the life out of us! When we start feeling out of control, start skipping meals, mind starts racing, have difficulty getting sleep – our bodies are giving us early symptoms of vata imbalance. This is the time to slow down, take time to rest, enjoy nature and savor warm soothing soups!!
It’s proved by science, that we all first eat with our eyes…look at this vibrant inviting green color!! I assure you it tastes equally good as it’s boastful appearance!
Combination of mung beans and spinach makes this dish not only protein rich but a nutritiously dense balanced meal. Per, Ayurveda when we eat according to our body constitution and in tune with the changing seasons, the natural outcome is detoxification and weight loss!
Let’s get started – (serves 2-3 people)
Take a stock pot, add the oil and saute the chopped veggies along with all the seasonings except spinach. Saute for 5-10 mins, your kitchen will be filled with appetizing aromas!!. Now, add the spinach and water to the mixture. Saute for few more mins. At the end add the mung beans and simmer until everything gets well incorporated.
Blend to a soup like consistency. When ready to serve garnish with parsley, tomatoes. Small cubed avocados go well with this soup!
During the vata season, Ayurveda tells us to eat cooked greens in moderation and stay away from eating raw salads. Eating raw salads during vata season tends to increase the dryness quality in our bodies which eventually leads to constipation and bloating.
I do cut back on my green smoothies during the fall season and have them occasionally. In my own observation, my body does embrace cooked greens in soups more than having them raw in smoothies or salads. The key is to listen to your body, – it knows what’s best for you!
Enjoy this beautiful season. Happy Healthy Eating!! _/\_