3/4 inch Ginger
1/2 lbs Kale
2 pinch Salt
1 tbsp Sunflower oil
2 cup Sweet Potato
1. Boil the kale until leaves turn a vibrant shade of green green and strain.
2. In a separate pot, add the diced sweet potatoes with just enough water to cover them. Add the salt and boil until soft. Remove from heat and save sweet water for another meal.
3. Grate and sautee ginger in sunflower oil for thirty seconds. Then add cooked sweet potatoes and kale. Mix gently to avoid breaking up the soft sweet potatoes.
How Can Sweet Potato with Kale & Ginger Make You Feel Great?
Orange like the rising sun, wrapped in bitter green crispness, sweet potatoes with kale make you feel brightly alive. Sweet potatoes give this meal substance, while kale’s lightness bring this dish into a perfect balance. Ginger adds its pungent sweetness to spark your digestion and strengthen your fire! Altogether Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Ginger creates perfect balance for you year round.
Light yet Sustaining
Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, which means these roots can satisfy the appetite for long stretches of time. Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes are light on your stomach, and recommended for weight loss while still being nourishing. Sweet potatoes won’t make you feel tired like white potatoes either. The addition of healthy fats in the form of sunflower oil adds strength and vigor to this dish.
Easy to Digest
Sweet potato is unique among comfort foods because it is extremely easy to digest. This tuber is beneficial even for those with heavy digestive symptoms. Despite the name “sweet,” it may be a beneficial food for diabetics as preliminary studies revealed it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes contain ample fiber to encourage good elimination. Ginger increases your ability to digest food with comfort by stimulating the release of digestive juices in your stomach. Cooling kale adds roughage, further supporting easy, regular bowel movements.
As spring warms up, your body enters a natural detox cycle. As your body starts to cleanse, you’ll crave crunchy, refreshing foods like kale, celery, and raw fennel bulb. These bright, bitter greens cleanse your liver and blood. They work by purging bile from your liver and gall bladder, cooling down the heat of Pitta and lightening up the heaviness of Kapha. The dark green color of kale is also a sign of kale’s rich nutrient profile. After a winter of sleepy comfort foods, fresh greens energize and revitalize you.
Ginger’s pungent sweetness enlivens your digestion and strengthens your fire. Fresh ginger is unique as both a pungent and an anti-inflammatory. It cleanses by burning toxins that have been lodged in your body. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it relieves symptoms of inflammation in the gut. Due to the sweet potato base, this dish is gentle enough for cleansing even a delicate Vata constitution.
On warm days in Spring, your heart feels heavy and your respiratory tract congested. This is natural as your body is metabolizing stored winter fats to prepare for summer. As they are released, these fats congest your blood. Ginger gives your circulatory and respiratory system a kick, restoring your pep. It reduces heaviness in the heart, brightens your mood, and makes you feel light on your feet.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.