Updated: May 18, 2020
Clients often talk to me about the mid morning or afternoon ‘slump’. They run out of steam, no pep left in the step. The outcome to this of course is the craving for sugar, caffeine, salt and fat to reboot the levels in the body. Totally understandable.
Why this happens is for numerous reasons, often diet and lifestyle related (I’m happy to chat to you about this at any time, please get in contact here). Often the slumps can be re-corrected with a few small changes and as the snack of choice - try the below Fruit and Nut Energiser Mix.
In the colder and damp months of the year, dried fruit is the ideal over fresh fruit (unless you have a strong Pitta constitution). However, dried fruit and nuts can be tricky to digest on a sensitive Vata or over- sluggish Kapha tummy. Ayurveda is always looking to alleviate pressure on our bodies and optimise nutrient absorption. By soaking your nuts and dried fruit overnight, it activates and softens them, making the absolutely delicious but also super easy to assimilate. The added bonus? It’s an instant hit of ‘good’ sugars to the system and is the boost you will need to get you to lunch or dinner.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 dried fig (pear, peach, apricot or nectarine work well too - please choose in accordance to your dosha needs and constitution).
2 dried dates
3 almonds (cashews, walnut, pecan and pistachios work well too - please choose in accordance to your dosha needs and constitution).
Put all ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over with hot pre-boiled water and allow to soak and activate overnight. In the morning, strain the water and pop the fruit and nuts in a container and voila! Morning/afternoon tea is done.
Give it a try and see how you go.
With light and love,