Sattvic Food Recipes for Mid-Meal

Sattvic Food Recipes for Mid-Meal

MID-MEAL
About 2-3 hours after lunch, you might feel like snacking. At this time, we suggest that you stick to fresh juices. No namkeens, no biscuits, no chips. If fresh juices are not enough, you ran have herbal tea, fresh coconut slices or a small piece of fruit.

MID-MEAL
During your mid-meal, you can repeat any of the juices from your morning detox juice, but make sure you take it out fresh again.

Juices are highly water-rich in nature. 70% of your diet should consist of water-rich foods. Juices cleanse your body by flushing out the waste in your intestines. While drinking juices, your body gets more of what it needs with less food. Introduce juicing as a culture in your life and you will see the benefits! Here are some juices you can drink in your mid-meal.

ASH GOURD JUICE

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Ash gourd (safed petha) is one of the most detoxifying vegetables in Nature. When it enters our body, it starts to suck in all the toxins and when it leaves our body, it carries with it all the toxic waste. It is like a sponge in our digestive system. Many people tell that their stomach immediately gets cleared after drinking ash gourd juice.

Ash Gourd is easy to find at vegetable vendors. It belongs to the gourd family and is also called ‘winter melon’.
Don’t worry, the taste of ash gourd juice is not bitter at all. In fact, it’s quite bland, like water.

INGREDIENTS

  • Ash gourd (safed petha)

PREPARATION METHOD

  • Remove the peel of the ash gourd and take out all the seeds from inside.
  • Cut it into pieces and juice it. Drink about 400 ml (1 glass) of this juice every morning.

ASH COCO JUICE

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If for some reason, you do not like the taste of ash gourd, or want to give It to children, you may mix the ash gourd juice with 50% coconut water.

INGREDIENTS

  • 50% ash gourd juice
  • 50% coconut water

PREPARATION METHOD

Mix the ash gourd juice with 50% coconut water.
Drink about 400 ml (1 glass) of this ash coco juice every morning.

COCONUT WATER

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Coconut is called “Shree Phal” in Sanskrit. It’s the only fruit which is given the title Shree in front of it, because of it’s healing properties. Coconut water is a natural laxative. Make sure you only use fresh coconut water, not the pre-packaged or bottled version. In case coconut water is not available in your country, you can drink the juice of any other fresh green vegetable – such as celery, cucumber, bottle gourd, spinach, etc.

INGREDIENTS

  • 400 ml (about 1 glass) of coconut water

FRUIT/ VEGETABLE JUICES

If you feel bored of drinking ash gourd juice and coconut water, you can give these fruit/vegetable juices a try. You can also make these if you decide to do a two or three day juice fast.

ABC JUICE

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SERVES 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 medium beetroots
  • 8 carrots
  • 1 inch coin ginger

Substitution You can replace apples with pears.

PREPARATION METHOD

  • Simply juice all the ingredients together and serve.

GLOWING GREEN JUICE

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SERVES 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups chopped cucumber or bottle gourd
  • 1 cup roughly chopped spinach, tightly packed
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, tightly packed
  • 2 cups chopped apple
  • 1 inch coin ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

PREPARATION METHOD

  • Simply juice all the ingredients together
  • Add the lemon juice from the top and serve.

Tip When juicing leafy greens like spinach and mint, alternate them with watery ingredients such as cucumber and apples. This helps your juicer to keep things moving.

CLEAN CARROT JUICE

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SERVES 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 3 cups chopped papaya
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 inch coin ginger

Substitution You can replace oranges with kinnow.

PREPARATION METHOD

  • Simply juice all the ingredients together and serve.

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HERBAL TEA

This herbal tea is a replacement for the traditional Indian tea made using milk and tea leaves, it helps get rid off tea addiction. It is made using a blend of herbs and natural flavors, without milk and tea leaves. You can use any fresh herb to make this tea – rosemary, curry leaves, tulsi, rose. We personally like lemon grass the most!

LEMONGRASS FLAVOR

INGREDIENTS
SERVES 2

  • 2-3 inches of lemon grass stems, chopped
  • Cinnamon sticks, 2 inches
  • 6 green cardamom buds
  • ½ inch coin ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon jaggery (optional)

Substitution Instead of lemon grass, you can use rosemary, curry leaves, tulsi or rose.

PREPARATION METHOD

  • Take a saucepan, add the water and bring it to a boil.
  • Crush the lemongrass steams, cinnamon sticks, cardamom buds & ginger in a mortar and pestle. Add to the water and cover the pan for 3 minutes, to let the flavors infuse.
  • Strain the tea through the strainer into cups.
  • If you like your tea sweetened, add jaggery from the top and serve.

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