Spring is in the air and with the changing weather some might find the urge to reach for the sweets. Spring is the season of Kapha, the doshic combination of earth and fire elements. In Ayurveda, each of us has a unique mind-body type, known as a dosha (Google what's my dosha to find yours). According to top Ayurveda expert, Katie Silcox, New York Times celebrated author of Healthy, Happy, Sexy: Ayurvedic Wisdom for Modern Women, and Tantra Yoga expert, your sugar cravings could be your dosha talking. "In the spring, there are extra heavy, wet, and unctuous qualities in the air - ironically, we will often crave things that are exactly the opposite of what we need."
So, if you're feeling out of balance and reaching for more sweet treats than usual, try Katie's delicious ice cream recipe to help squelch those cravings and keep Kapha balanced.
This Ayurveda-approved ice cream is full of protein, only sweetened with fruit, contains brain-boosting herbs, and will help ease PMS symptoms and balance your hormones
2 cups of frozen cauliflower
One cup of frozen blueberries
One scoop of any good bone broth protein. (Katie's favorite is Ancient Nutrition's chocolate flavor)
One scoop Anima Mundi Qi Energy Powder
One scoop Anima Mundi Shroom Mocha Milk
Add 1/2 tsp ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom to spice it up and further reduce the Kapha
2 cups water, plus more if needed
Blend in a blender until smooth
Katie Silcox, M.A. is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book Healthy, Happy, Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women and the founder of The Shakti School, a premier online certification school for women-centered holistic wellness. Her business focuses on the convergence of ancient holistic medicine, modern science, and heart- centered spirituality. Recognized for her depth of knowledge and her ability to present the complexities of ancient wisdom in a practical, empowering manner, Katie is an internationally sought-after teacher and mentor who was named one of "San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers" by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of "100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda" by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015.
Follow her on social media @katiesilcox_shaktischool.