Where Health Meets Happiness

“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Recipes

Cream of Broccoli Soup - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Recipe: Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is chock full of beta-carotene, selenium, and zinc, which makes it a powerful immune system booster that helps protect the body against illness. This broccoli soup is one of our favorite vegetarian recipes. It’s a creamy, indulgent, and healthy comfort food that requires very little prep time. Even better—it’s gluten- and dairy-free!  Ingredients 2 …

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Lemon Ginger Iced Tea

Refreshing Ginger Iced Tea

The hot summer months are here and it’s really important to stay hydrated for increased energy and to help keep weight down. One of my favourite things to make is ginger iced tea. Ginger is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-microbial (helps kill bacteria). It also stimulates circulation which means it helps to cleanse …

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GLO Lemon Coconut Protein Hearts

GLO Lemon Coconut Protein Bites

These delicious, nutritious lemon coconut protein bites will delight your tastebuds and nourish your body! Gluten-free crust 1 cup tigernut or almond flour 1 cup dates 1/2 cup dried figs 2 tbsp raw liquid sweetener of choice 1 tbsp raw coconut oil Blend in food processor until ingredients turn into a big ball of dough. …

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A Bountiful Berry Bowl

Synergy in Summer: a Bountiful Berry Bowl

With so much information about healthy living coming at us from all directions, we can get overwhelmed. Our health professionals, the internet, friends, and family all have their own opinions. So, to whom should we listen? Looking back, way back–as in thousands of years ago–we found that the Ayurvedic texts offered great guidance for maintaining …

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Bitter Is Better In May

“Divine Providence has spread her table everywhere, not with a juiceless green carpet, but with succulent herbage and nourishing grass, upon which most beasts feed.” ~Thomas More Bitter greens are our best buddies in spring! The nature of bitter substances serve to oxygenate and cleanse the blood and alkalize the body. This is exactly what …

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Barley Soup - the Art of Living Retreat Center

This Barley Soup Will Nourish You on the Cusp of Kapha Season

Kapha season, or Vasant Ritu, is spring time—a time of year when the earth can be heavy and soggy from the spring rains and the winter snow melting. Our bodies tend to mimic what goes on in nature. In spring, we may feel this heaviness and wetness manifest in us as weight gain, bloating, lethargy, …

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Grounding Nourishment: Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Patties

This is the time of year where we dig our heels in and stay grounded, or allow the winter winds and cold air to pull us up, up, and away! If you are ready to dig your heels in, then this is the recipe for you. The warm, moist, heavier qualities of sweet potato, brown …

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Ayurveda Farro Bowl

Farro, Mushroom, & Walnut Bowl

Featuring farro for winter warmth As we head into winter (Vata season), the elements of air and space become more abundant. Vata’s qualities are cold, light, dry, rough, mobile, and erratic. Applying the opposite qualities offers support for staying in balance throughout the winter season. Therefore, you may find yourself in need of heavier, more …

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The Best 10 Minute Kale Salad

The Best 10-Minute Kale Salad

  This is one of the best kale salads I’ve ever made and that says a lot because I’ve made hundreds of kale salads. This raw kale salad is not only quick to toss together but it’s simple, can be whipped up in 10 minutes and uses a few basic ingredients. You can serve this …

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Radiant Child Yoga with Shakta Khalsa Copy

  We recently had the opportunity to speak with Shakta Khalsa, founder and director of Radiant Child® Yoga, and dive deeper into how she started her program and what to expect from it. She will be joining us for a retreat November 7- 11 to share her internationally-known training program for teaching yoga to children, …

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