Are you so “over” the Green Smoothie fad with raw Kale?
Then, this recipe is for you!
Green Smoothies with raw vegetables go against basic guidelines of Ayurveda – and are particularly Vata Dosha aggravating.
1 medium Zucchini or Yellow Crooked Neck Squash
Medium pile of fresh baby Greens – ie: Chard, Kale, or Spinach
1 cup water
¼ tsp salt
Few sprinkles of black pepper
1 TBSP Olive Oil
Chop the squash into small piece s and place in a medium sauce pan in the 1 cup of water. Add the Salt and Pepper.
Bring the pot to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. After 3 minutes, place the baby greens in the pot along with the olive oil. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
Remove from the heat and blend with a hand blender until a smooth consistency.
Add the lemon juice and then serve.
This soup is suitable for all body types and especially balancing to Pitta Dosha.
Read my upcoming article on the perils of Green Smoothies in our next newsletter.