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Sweetened rice flakes (Aval vilayiccatu)

Sweetened rice flakes are so easy to prepare and so delicious. It is a favourite tea time snack of Kerala.

Rice flakes are called prthuka in Sanskrit.
Rice flakes or also known as flattened rice it has very nourishing but also light qualities. In Hindi it is known as poha.

Rice flakes are made by parboiling rice to make it soft, it is then rolled out flat and dried out to make flakes. It has very little cooking time and is so fast to prepare.

The Ayurvedic properties are madhura (sweet) in taste and it has sheeta (cooling) and snighda (unctuous) qualities. It is also balya (strengthening) and brmhana (nourishing). It a great snack and best suited for Vata and Pitta.

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Buckwheat, also known as Kasha, is a seed that is becoming increasingly popular due to its gluten free qualities and nutritional benefits 🌞 They are high in protein, magnesium, manganese, essential amino acid and fibre. So delicious too! Similar to Quinoa and Amaranth, buckwheat is a pseudocereal, meaning it is a non-grass cereal.

Ayurvedic Qualities
Buckwheat is particularly beneficial for Kapha dosha, as it has qualities of drying and heating 🔥 which balance the cold and wet 💧 qualities of Kapha. The diuretic qualities help to remove excess water in the body. Great for those who may feel a bit of water retention, congestion and sluggishness with the onset of Spring!

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Hmmh what to do with Mulberries?
Lily and Elva voted for a cake.

Some advice, please give your children an apron if you have some little helpers in the kitchen. It could get messy 🙂

Let’s get started

Pick 3 cups of Mulberries, rinse them, dry any extra moisture with kitchen towel.

Ingredients

Base
* 1 1/2 cups plain flour

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This is one of our favourite Indian snacks, so delicious 😋.

Semolina cake, in southern India this is called rava kesari (San). It is often made as a religious offering and as a festival sweet.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups semolina
3/4 cup jaggery or brown sugar
4 tablespoons ghee
1 tsp cardamom powder
1-2 tablespoon raisins (if you add 2 tablespoons you can reduce the amount of sugar)
1-2 tablespoon cashew nuts fried
1 cup water

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Get some free fresh organic parsley and rosemary with your Ayurvedic treatment.

Try this delicious 😋 Barley Soup

Ingredients:
Step one
2 tbs of ghee
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 tsp fresh rosemary (we have this for you out of Lakshmi’s garden)
1/2 tsp dried basil
Pinch of hing
1/2 medium pepper chopped (avoid nightshade vegetables if you are suffering from inflammation)
1 stalk celery with leaves, sliced
1 carrot grated

Step two

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Would you like some guidance with your meal planning?

Do you feel stuck on what to cook and eat?

Would you like to learn more on Ayurvedic nutrition or would like some Ayurvedic meal planning. You are welcome to see our experienced Nutritionist Erica.

There are so many healthy and quick options. Let us tailor a meal plan to suit you. Stop the vegemite cheese, bacon and eggs or sugary cereals and exchange for steel cut oats, spiced apple, quinoa porridge, or what about a savoury Poha.

Initial Nutrition consultation $60/ 1 hr🍵

You can also combine an initial Ayurvedic consultation with a Nutrition consultation $160 and save $30.

If you have any questions you are always welcome to call us on ph: 0406810547 or email info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au

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