In Ayurveda, Spring is the season of purification. For me, there is no better place to witness the lessons of Spring, and to learn about ourselves as dynamic and integral aspects of nature than in our own humble garden.
Perhaps the greatest joy of Spring is watching the seeds bud. Seeing those two flaps rise up out of the soil, open out to the sun, and days later reveal the head of a new unique plant is my version of a thrill.
Fenugreek is Kapha-reducing, thus beneficial for spring, especially spring allergies. Its leaves are great in Saag; the seeds are ground for spices and medicine in Ayurveda.
When my niece was here she helped us clean out and plant our Spring beds, including the installation of a drip irrigation system.
After hours of hearty toil in the garden, we came in and “irrigated” ourselves with this purifying Spring Green Smoothie.
Detox Protein Smoothie
1 Apple, cored and chopped
1 T VitaMineral Greens (or Spirulina/Chlorella powder)
1 c Apple cider (or unfiltered juice)
1 handful raw sunflower seeds
1 t Coconut Oil
1 t Raw Honey
dash of Turmeric, Cardamom
Blend ingredients together for a couple of minutes until the consistency is smooth. Drink at room temperature. Enjoy!
Isn’t Spring a joyful reminder of Mother’s Earth’s loving nature?