Tag Archives: fruit
Posted on August 5th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Summer Foodie

One of my favorite things about summer is eating fresh produce in season. After a long, grueling winter and a rainy spring, this summer’s harvest is producing a gorgeous variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. This time of year, I like to spend late afternoons or weekends in search of local produce at farmers’ markets […]

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Posted on July 18th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Grilled Watermelon Slices with Honey-Lime Syrup

Little known fact: Watermelon is indigenous to the Kalahari Desert area of Africa. For something that seems to be mostly water, this refreshing fruit packs a surprisingly powerful nutritional punch. A great source of the antioxidant molecule glutathione, which can dramatically aid the liver’s efforts to detoxify our blood, watermelon is also a good source […]

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Posted on May 16th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Carrot, Celery, and Apple Juice

Brighten up your day and your taste buds with a glass of freshly squeezed juice! This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a tasty blend packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and immune-boosting nutrients. To maximize nutritional value, use fresh, organically grown produce. A high-quality vegetable and fruit juicer will make juicing easy and efficient. Enjoy today’s recipe—you can […]

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Posted on May 9th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Buckwheat Banana Bread

Buckwheat, a plant native to Siberia and related to rhubarb, is an exceptional source of magnesium, the antioxidant rutin, and the phytonutrient chiro inositol, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels. As for cardamom, a study confirmed its ability to aid digestion and lower blood pressure. Enjoy! Makes one loaf. ¼ cup buckwheat flour 1¼ cup […]

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Posted on November 1st, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Cranberry-Mandarin Muffins

One of three fruits native to North America (the other two are the blueberry and the Concord grape), cranberries are chock-full of health benefits. They contain proanthocyanidins, which help prevent the adhesion of bacteria associated with urinary tract infections, and emerging studies show that they also help inhibit bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach […]

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Posted on October 18th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Banana-Berry Smoothie

In addition to the unbeatable taste combination of banana and berries, walnuts offer anti-inflammatory fat, and a bit of plant protein will help keep you sated through the morning. This week, our Kripalu Recipe is a tasty nutrition-packed vegetarian/vegan smoothie to jump-start your day. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves 2–3. Ingredients 1 cup fresh or […]

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Posted on August 9th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in phenols, including the anthocyanins that give this summer fruit its bright-red color and antioxidant potency. Antioxidants protect the body’s cell structure from oxidative stress and other damage. Ellagitannins, another phenol in strawberries, has been associated with lower rates of cancer. Dark chocolate also contains phenols (cocoa phenols). Studies suggest that in […]

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Posted on July 12th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen, Nutrition

Kripalu Recipe: Thai Three-Melon Soup

Acid-Base Balance Naturally sweet summer dishes are filled with healthy fiber and other nutrients. But they have another nutritional benefit, too: they contribute to acid-alkaline balance. The acid-alkaline (or acid-base) principle has been gaining ground in the scientific community as an important guideline for preventive health. Maintaining a healthy acid-alkaline balance is thought to support […]

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