Surya smoothies are my version of digestive-enhancing Ayurvedic smoothies that are warming for the digestion. Even in the summer season, Ayurveda still recommends avoiding cold and frozen foods because it impedes digestion. The smoothie I opt for is my Pitta-balancing Summer Sun Smoothie from Eat Feel Fresh, which contains strawberries, coriander and cooling jasmine tea.
Pittas are the type of people to say, ‘I can’t just have a smoothie for breakfast, I’ll be hungry five minutes later.’ What they’re missing are the healthy fats to keep them satiated. Add some coconut butter and/or avocado to this smoothie and watch your Pitta hangry-levels disappear. Not only will you be left happy, but so will your colleagues who have to deal with you.
Summer Sun Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 handful chopped kale or chard
- 1 small banana (can sub for 1 small zucchini to make it low-glycemic)
- 1–2 cups hibiscus or jasmine tea
- 1–2 cups coconut milk
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- 1 lime, juice
- 1 tbsp melted coconut butter and/or ½ avocado
- 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
- Optional: 4 drops liquid monk-fruit sweetener or 1 pitted date to sweeten
For the toppings
- chia seeds
- sliced strawberries
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a bowl and top with chia seeds, strawberries, and coriander.