Vata Pitta Pacifying Beetroot And Carrot Soup

Ingredients:

    • 250 grams cooked beetroot (beets), chopped
    • 1 pc onion, small, peeled and chopped
    • 1 tbsp low fat cream (optional)
    • ½ cup carrots, chopped
    • 3/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
    • 500 ml vegetable stock
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste

How To Make Beetroot And Carrot Soup

Instructions:

      1. Use a heavy bottom pan to gently fry the chopped onion in olive oil until it is soft and translucent.
      2. Add stock, chopped beetroot, and carrots and bring to a boil.
      3. Simmer until the beetroot is tender.
      4. Use a food processor or hand blender to make a smooth soup while blending in the orange juice.
      5. Serve hot with a generous spoonful of creme swirled in.

Comments: The Vata and Pitta dosha are responsible for problems like insomnia. Root vegetables like beetroot and carrot help increase Kapha which helps one fall asleep. However, people who have a high blood sugar should take it in small quantities. Carrots and beetroot may also fight the oxidative damage that VP dosha dominant people are prone to.

 

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Deepak Bhanot, BAMS is a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner with 20 years of experience. He specializes in dietary and lifestyle consultation as per one's Prakriti. He has an advanced specialization in Nutrition and Health Education as well as Preventive and Promotive Health Care. He is a certified Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Acupressure therapist.

4 comments

  1. I noticed in the instructions that you add orange juice to the blending mixture. However, I don’t see orange juice in the listed ingredients. Is there a specified amount or is it to taste?

    • The Ayurveda Experience

      Hi KeCu,
      Thanks for pointing this out. We’ve added it to the ingredients list. Hope you enjoy!
      Jennifer

  2. Why do you want the cream to be “Low fat”?

    • Hello Tillo,
      Thanks for asking a good question!
      Yes, you are right that fat and sweet and a litlle sour rasa ( taste as per ayurveda) of cream pacifies Vata so why low fat?
      In fact, Vata dominated body types may show an erratic digestion. It may be upto the mark at one time and weak on the other. Hence, a low fat cream will retain the Vata pacifying qualities and still be easy on digestion, that should suit everybody having Vata Pitta constitution.

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