Sattvic Food Recipes for Pre-Breakfast
Always start your day with something light and detoxifying. When we start a car, we don’t immediately set it on fifth gear. We start with first gear and gradually move upto the fifth gear. Same with our body. We should start our day with a detox juice. Then eat fruits for breakfast, a grain meal for lunch & finish with a light dinner.
Pre-breakfast is basically your morning detox juice. You can have this 1-2 hours after waking up. Make sure to maintain a gap of 2 hours between pre-breakfast and breakfast. When you drink a detox juice, it starts doing it’s work inside, that is, it starts cleaning your body. If you eat something immediately after the detox juice, the cleaning gets interrupted.
Below are the three options we suggest for pre-breakfast.
ASH GOURD JUICE
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.
- Ash gourd (safed petha)
- 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
If for some reason you do not like the taste of ash gourd, or want to g>ve it to children, you may mix the ash gourd juice with 50% coconut water.
- 50% ash gourd juice
- 50% coconut water
- Mix the ash gourd juice with 50% coconut water.
- Drink about 400 ml (1 glass) of this ash coco juice every morning.
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.
- 400 ml (about 1 glass) of coconut water