Tag Archives: greens
Posted on December 5th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Kale with Pepitas

Nutrition-wise, kale needs no introduction. The health benefits of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) might be less well known, but they’re also nutrient-dense, most notably in zinc and magnesium. Nutritionist and Kripalu presenter John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, recommends that men eat pumpkin seeds or pumpkin-seed butter regularly to reduce their risk of prostate cancer. This week’s Kripalu […]

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Posted on August 15th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Raw Greek Salad

There’s no better time than summer to experiment with eating raw foods, which contain natural, active enzymes that help with digestion. Here at Kripalu, our salad bar offerings include 100 percent raw salads, which have proven to be very popular. Besides being ultra-healthy and yummy, they’re extremely easy to make at home and won’t heat […]

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Posted on August 7th, 2014 by in Nutrition

Greens: Nutrition Superstars

by Leslie Cerier Cooking with leafy greens is quick and delicious, and, when it comes to nutrition, greens are superstars. They’re anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, help prevent certain cancers, enhance vision, and are high in fiber and low in calories. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, including calcium and iron, greens such as kale, mustard greens, collards, spinach, […]

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Posted on April 25th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Spinach Filo Pie

Spinach Filo Pie, or spanakopita, is a Greek staple that can serve as a breakfast food, a quick bite of lunch, an appetizer, or an elegant dinner. We make ours with filo dough, lots of greens—spinach and chard work best—and feta cheese. Greens are excellent foods for building stronger bones, and they provide the body […]

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Posted on September 27th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Arame, Kale, and Almonds

This week’s Kripalu Recipe of Arame, Kale, and Almonds is tasty and nutrient dense (lots of nutrients per calorie). But this recipe is also a skillful combination of good sources of calcium (kale and almonds), with a good source of inulin (onions), a fiber that enhances calcium absorption. Serves four. ½ cup dry arame 1 […]

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Posted on May 30th, 2013 by in Nutrition

Detox: What It Is and Why to do It

Cheryl Kain, guest blogger When I set out to learn more about detox, the first thing I discovered was that I had some outdated ideas, based on college days of enduring water fasts and repeated vows (always broken) to give up sugar. I wanted to debunk the idea of detox as deprivation, or something to […]

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Posted on May 11th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Ayurveda for Moving into Spring

by Erin Casperson, Kripalu School of Ayurveda Intern According to Ayurveda, one of the keys to maintaining health is to practice ritucharya—seasonal routines. Adjusting our daily self-care rituals to seasonal changes helps us maintain balance and reminds us that we are a part of the natural world. Spring is ruled by the kapha dosha, whose […]

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Posted on April 26th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Spring Greens

Spring, glorious spring, with its air of fresh possibilities, is the perfect time to do some cleaning and cleansing. Gather up everything green you see in the grocery store and make yourself a big pot of Spring Greens Gumbo. You’ll have so much energy that the spring housecleaning will feel like a summer breeze. Spring […]

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