Prana is the vital energy present in fresh vegetables and fruits and pure air that we breathe. One of the reasons for eating is to imbibe prana, so you want to choose foods that are high in prana. The more you eat of life-giving foods, the more health and longevity you are likely to enjoy. Ayurveda considers food very powerful medicine. Make the best use of the foods you prepare and eat by choosing fresh, organic, filled-with-prana foods!
Incorporating more fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet will give you an immediate energy boost. It's also important to cut the vegetables and cook them fresh at every meal. Buying pre-cut vegetables means that you have already lost some of the prana. For that reason, buy vegetables and fruits whole for maximum vitality.
Seasonal Veggie Quinoa Salad with Pitta Churna Dressing
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup broccoli, chopped
- ½ cup sweet peppers, chopped
- ½ cup cucumbers, chopped
- ½ cup carrots, chopped
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 head fresh leaf lettuce or kale, finely chopped
- ½ Tbsp. Organic Pitta Churna (coriander, fennel, cumin, cardamom)
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- Pour quinoa into a dry (unoiled) saucepan.
- Allow quinoa to dry roast on medium heat until it begins to make small popping sound. Stir a few times, as quinoa burns easily.
- Once popping sounds starts, pour in the water, cover and bring to a boil.
- Once at a boil, reduce temperature to low and allow the quinoa to simmer for approximately 25-30 minutes until it's clear and fluffy.
- While the quinoa is cooking, chop the veggies and in a small bowl, whisk the coconut oil and Organic Pitta Churna together.
- When the quinoa is finished, mix all ingredients in a large salad bowl and drizzle the Pitta Churna salad dressing over the salad and gently stir.
This is the perfect recipe for those home-grown veggies from your garden! Additionally, you can shop your local farmer’s market if your city or town hosts one. In most cases, the farmer’s market produce will have been picked the day before, and the fruits and vegetables will be fresh and bursting with flavor.