Updated: Jul 26, 2021
This delicious soup will not only warm your body but also your #heart and your #soul. Balance your #Pitta dosha and improve your #digestion. It is packed with #nutrients and micros, and has an #anti-cancer and #anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric can prevent DNA damage, protect you from lung and brain diseases as well as digestive and other cancers.
MAKES: 6 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes (in pressure cooker)
TOTAL = 45 min
1-2 tbls olive oil
1 onion (chopped)
1 cup red lentils
2 medium carrots (sliced)
1 leek (sliced)
3 potatoes (chopped into small chunks)
1 cup of chestnut mushrooms (quartered)
2 handfuls of green cabbage (sliced)
1 - 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (finely minced - I used garlic mincer)
4-5 garlic cloves (finely minced - I used garlic mincer)
3 tsp fresh turmeric (finely grated or minced - I used garlic mincer)
1/2 tsp cumin
2 veggie bullions
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
8 cups water
A pinch of:
Pink Himalayan salt
Freshly ground black pepper (enhances turmeric's properties)
LET's DO THIS:
Chop all your ingredients as instructed and in the mean time allow some olive oil to heat up in a large pot (I used a pressure cooker). Mince (using garlic crusher) the turmeric, ginger, garlic and freshly ground black pepper. When well combined place all the remaining ingredients except the lentils, and the cabbage in the pot and let sauté for few more minutes until all ingredients are well combine and acquire ice yellow colour of the turmeric.
Fill the pot with water and cover up. Let it
simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes before taking of the heat and releasing the air (if cooking in a normal pot, once boiling) then add the red lentils and cabbage. Taste soup and based on your preference for seasoning, add some extra powdered turmeric, salt or black pepper. If needed add a few additional cups of water, as needed.
Let the soup cook for another 15 minutes, until all vegetables are soft and flavours have combined well. Serve immediately with a side of bread and some fresh coriander.
Improve immune system function and are a powerful antioxidant. Great source of fibre, and an cardiovascular health booster.
Has anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, anti-viral, anti-bacterial properties. It should also become your best friend if you have any digestive problems as it relieves nausea, can help in ulcers prevention and digestive cancers.
It can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi, helping with the immune system. It is also great for hair, skin, nails, stress relief, cholesterol level, and helps with digestion and metabolism regulation.
Is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent and an antioxidant. It is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It works as a natural painkiller and liver detoxifier.
- Element - fire + water
- Energy - hot + dry
✓ recommended for Vata types
● not recommended for Kapha types
✗ aggravates Pitta dosha types
DISCOVER YOUR DOSHA
We are each a mix & a mach of unique energies, called Doshas according to Ayurveda.
In this quiz, Veronika breaks down the percentage of each Dosha within you, to give you a deeper understanding of your true nature and showing you how to take the best care of yourself to achieve overall wellbeing and contentment.
CHAKRA HEALING FOOD:
• Muladhara | Root Chakra
FOODS: Root vegetables (Beets, rutabagas, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips) lentils and red fruits.
I love being in my body
I am centred and grounded
I am able to let go of fear
I know I am eternally safe
• Manipura | Solar plexus Chakra
FOODS: Everything yellow = yellow peppers, corn, lentils, turmeric, curry, but also bananas, whole grains and legumes.
I am confident in all that I do
I chose health, healing and happiness
I act with courage and strength
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