In Ayurveda, there are three dosha’s and the Vata dosha, when out of balance, can cause anxiety, sleeplessness and restlessness. Which is pretty much everyone in modern society, hehe. Balancing the Vat dosha involves many things, I’ve written a piece on it here.
One of my favourite little Data balancing takeaways, my Ayurvedic doctors over the years have always suggested, is a cup of ginger tea in the afternoon with a little something sweet. Well yes, please. So I am sharing with you a recipe for Lemon Olive Oil Cake as it’s dense and grounding.
These little cakes are dense, moist and rich with lemon. You could add in a few teaspoons of finely chopped thyme for a variation on the theme (deleting the yuzu and orange blossom) or for something more decadent, add a lemon syrup icing. Try to use organic where possible, especially with the lemons as you are grating the skin into the wet mix, you don’t want to be adding in a chemical wax with this. If you can’t source organic lemons, just wash and scrub vigorously with a damp tea towel to remove as much as you can. Also delicious with an afternoon earl grey tea, served with the thinnest slice of lemon.
Perfect for a little afternoon decadence after your second meditation of the day.
Sent with love,