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Easy-to-prepare Sattvic foods that support Pranayama Practice

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Easy-to-prepare Sattvic foods that support Pranayama practice

  • Fresh Fruit Smoothie

   – Timing: Morning (7:00 AM – 8:00 AM)

   – Ingredients: Bananas, berries, almond milk, and a spoon of chia seeds.

   – Benefits: Provides a quick energy boost, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and easy to digest.

  • Soaked Almonds and Raisins

   – Timing: Morning (7:00 AM – 9:00 AM)

   – Benefits: Enhances digestion, provides sustained energy, and is rich in essential nutrients.

  • Fresh Coconut Water

   – Timing: Mid-Morning (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

   – Benefits: Hydrates the body, rich in electrolytes, and supports detoxification.

  • Fruit Salad

   – Timing: Breakfast or Mid-Morning Snack (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

   – Ingredients: Apples, pears, berries, and melons.

   – Benefits: Rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and aids in digestion.

  • Nuts and Seeds Mix

   – Timing: Mid-Morning Snack (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM) or Afternoon Snack (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

   – Ingredients: Almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds.

   – Benefits: Provides healthy fats, protein, and energy, and supports brain function.

  • Vegetable Sticks with Hummus

   – Timing: Lunch or Afternoon Snack (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM) or (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

   – Ingredients: Carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, and homemade hummus.

   – Benefits: Rich in fiber, vitamins, and protein, and promotes satiety.

  • Herbal Tea

   – Timing: Afternoon (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) or Evening (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

   – Ingredients: Chamomile, ginger, or tulsi tea.

   – Benefits: Calms the mind, aids digestion, and supports relaxation.

  • Fresh Vegetable Juice

   – Timing: Evening (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

   – Ingredients: Carrot, beetroot, and cucumber juice.

   – Benefits: Rich in antioxidants, supports detoxification, and boosts vitality.

  • Light Vegetable Soup

   – Timing: Dinner (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)

   – Ingredients: Pumpkin or carrot soup.

   – Benefits: Easy to digest, nourishing, and hydrating.

  • Warm Milk with Turmeric

    – Timing: Before Bed (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

    – Ingredients: Dairy or almond milk with a pinch of turmeric.

    – Benefits: Promotes relaxation, supports sleep, and has anti-inflammatory properties.

These quick and easy Sattvic foods are beneficial for your Pranayama practice, offering essential nutrients, energy, and supporting overall health and well-being.

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