All about Ash Gourd juice: why is Ash gourd juice so cool; Why’re all the yogis after the Ash gourd? Ash gourd health benefits. How to make Ash gourd juice and comfortably combine Ash gourd with other fruits, vegetables, and spices. How to use Ash gourd to manage excess heat or excess coolness in the body. How would you know if you’re too HOT to handle or too COOL for school? List of symptoms + cooling and heating foods to keep you in balance + 3 Ash gourd juice recipes. ALL of this is right here πŸ€—

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The first time I heard about Ash gourd was a while ago from Sadhguru during the Inner Engineering program I took.

He said that if you have a glass of ash gourd juice every day, the number of cancerous cells in your body will come down dramatically. Naturally, that grabbed my attention right away because I was fresh out of chemotherapy treatment back then.

Then he continued saying that your intellect will be clearer and sharper, recommending daily Ash gourd juice to everyone, especially kids. Well, how can you resist the possibility of having a sharper intellect and clear head?

Another thing about Ash gourd juice that sounded too good to be true is that it gives you enormous energy. But not like coffee that jolts you with jittery, agitated energy, ash gourd provides you a lot of energy and keeps you calm and stable. Maybe that is why it is becoming so popular among those who are practicing yoga and meditation.

So when I discovered all these beautiful things about Ash gourd, I had to see it for myself. I found Ashgourd in the local Indian grocery store, fell in love with it, and have had it in my kitchen ever since.

Ash gourd is extremely pranic (filled with life energy) and is cooling by nature. It is very neutral in taste, so it can be juiced in combination with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

Whether to have Ash gourd juice alone or combine it with cooling or heating fruits or vegetables depends on the time of the year, your constitution, and your current health condition.

Generally speaking, Ash gourd juice is perfect during hot summer days and for those who have excessive heat in the body. According to Ayurveda, Summer is the season where a lot of heat (pitta dosha) accumulates in the body. If not eliminated, the increase in excess heat can settle in the body and manifest as an imbalance.

πŸ”₯ Excess heat πŸ”₯

in the body
  • excessive sweating
  • acid reflux, gastric or peptic ulcers, heartburn.
  • inflammation in body or joints
  • indigestion, constipation, or diarrhea
  • discomfort or nausea upon missing meals
  • bad breath and body odor;
  • skin is very oily;
  • breakouts on the skin, such as hives, acne, and red rashes
MENTAL STATE
  • anger, irritability, frustration
  • impatience, criticism, judgment, intolerance
  • extreme perfectionist tendencies

If you feel that excess heat is an issue you can enjoy plain Ash Gourd juice or, To keep the cooling effect going in juices and smoothies, you can combine it with other fruits and vegetables that are cooling by nature.

❄️ COOLING ❄️

FRUITS

Apple
Avocado
Dates
Figs
Grapes (red, purple, black)
Honeydew
Lime
Melons
Pears
Pomegranate
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon

VEGETABLES

Beets
Beet Greens
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Celery
Cilantro
Cucumber
Kale (and most bitter greens)
Lettuce
Spinach
Zucchini

SPICES

Mint
Fennel
Licorice
Coriander
Cardamom
Saffron

During cold weather days or if you experience excess coolness in your body, that can manifest s following:

❄️ Excess cold ❄️

in the body
  • excess mucous, congestion or other respiratory conditions
  • prompt to sinus infections, colds, or asthma
  • sticky and sluggish bowel movements
  • you tend to oversleep
  • your skin gets clammy and pale
MENTAL STATE
  • overly sentimental
  • low motivation
  • easily attached, possessive or greedy
  • complacent or stubborn

To balance cooling effects in juices and smoothies, Ash gourd can be combined with fruits, vegetables, and spices that are warming or heating in nature:

πŸ”₯ heating πŸ”₯

FRUITS

Apricots
Banana (ripe)
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Cranberries
Grapes (green)
Grapefruit
Kiwi
Lemon
Oranges
Papaya
Peaches
Pineapple
Plums
Tamarind

VEGETABLES

Carrots
Dandelion Greens
Mustard Greens
Peppers

SPICES

WARMING:
Ginger (fresh)
Cumin
Basil
Cinnamon

HEATING:
Anise
Allspice
Black Pepper
Clove
Rosemary
Thyme
Turmeric

Sadhguru recommends adding honey and black pepper to the juice to balance the cooling effects of Ash gourd.

Making Ash gourd juice is very simple. Because Ash gourd is 96% liquid, juice extracts very easily. You can juice it using a juicer or a blender.

If you don’t have a juicer, you can add all ingredients into a blender (no water needed).
Blend on high speed until smooth.
Strain it and enjoy as a juice or have it straight up as a smoothie.

Here are some examples of Ash Gourd juice recipes.

ASH GOURD JUICE RECIPES

Ash gourd Juice with lemon

Ash Gourd Juice

My favorite Ash gourd Juice with lemon, honey and back pepper
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Total Calories: 39kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
Juicer Method
  • Juice all the ash gourd and lemon following the juicing instructions in your juicer.
  • Add honey, black pepper, and Himalayan salt.
  • Mix well, enjoy right away
Blender Method
  • Add all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Strain it and enjoy.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Ayurvedic
Keyword: alkalizing, anti-Inflammatory, ash gourd juice, natural energy booster, tonic
Total Calories: 39kcal
Tried this recipe?Mention @positivepranic or tag #positivepranic!
Ash gourd juice with mango

Ash Gourd / Mango Juice

Ash gourd juice with mango
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Total Calories: 172kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 cups ash gourd (cubed)
  • 1 mango (large, riped)
Instructions
  • Juicer Method
  • Juice all the ingredients following the juicing instructions in your juicer
  • Enjoy right away
Blender Method
  • add all ingredients into a blender
  • Blend on high speed until smooth
  • Strain it and enjoy as a juice or have it straight up as a smoothie
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Ayurvedic, Sattvic, sugar free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: ash gourd juice, mango juice
Total Calories: 172kcal
Tried this recipe?Mention @positivepranic or tag #positivepranic!
Ash gourd Juice with mint and lime

Cooling Ash Gourd Juice

Ash gourd Juice with mint and lime. Cooling detox juice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Total Calories: 63kcal
Equipment
  • juicer
Ingredients
  • 5 cups ash gourd (chopped)
  • 1/4 lime (skin removed)
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt (optional)
Instructions
Juicer Method
  • Juice all the ingredients following the juicing instructions in your juicer
  • Add Himalayan salt and cardamom
  • Mix well, enjoy right away
Blender Method
  • Add all ingredients into a blender
  • Blend on high speed until smooth
  • Strain it and enjoy
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Ayurvedic, Raw, Sattvic
Keyword: ash gourd juice, cooling ash gourd juice, natural energy booster
Total Calories: 63kcal
Tried this recipe?Mention @positivepranic or tag #positivepranic!

I love to use Ash gourd as a whole by adding them into my smoothies. You can check my favorite Ash gourd smoothies πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»

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