Chopra Mind-Body Health

This recipe was taken from The Chopra Center Cookbook, which is based on the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda. All Ayurvedic recipes focus on creating balance and supporting the body's natural state of health. To learn more about Ayurveda and achieving optimal mind-body health, explore our Perfect Health and Journey into Healing workshops. 

Articles by Chopra Mind-Body Health

A healthy soup that's hearty and filling. Ingredients Cook and prep time does not include chicken option. A traditional barley soup is usually made with beef. For added flavor without the additional fat, add 3/4 cups diced uncooked chicken to this soup if you wish. Per 1¼-cup serving: ½ teaspoon...Read More
Chopra Center's Mediterranean Pasta is full of vegetables and flavor! Ingredients ½ teaspoon ghee or olive oil ½ cup chopped leeks or onions ½ tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or tamari ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon thyme ½ teaspoon dried basil or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil ½ teaspoon...Read More
Try the Chopra Center's spin on this delicious traditional Mexican dish! Ingredients ½ teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon ghee or olive oil 1 corn tortilla, cut in half, then cut into long, thin strips ½ cup chopped leeks or red onions ½ tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or tamari ½ teaspoon black pepper pinch...Read More
This stir-fry is filled with vegetables and ready in just 30 minutes. Ingredients Prep and cook time is for vegetable variation only. Per 2-cup serving using olive oil, vegetables, and sauce: 1 clove garlic, pressed, or ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon plus 2 teaspoons sesame oil ½ teaspoon...Read More
This quick and easy breakfast burrito is low in calories and will keep you energized until lunch time! Ingredients Burrito Filling Suggestions: Refried pinto beans Rice Avocado Bean sprouts Black beans Sautéed onions and mushroom Scrambled eggs 2 large whole-wheat tortillas (8 inches or larger) 4...Read More
This hearty vegetarian stew is full of flavor and ready in under an hour! Ingredients ½ tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon coriander ½ teaspoon dill ½ tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or tamari 1 cup eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes, skin on 1 ½ medium Yukon gold...Read More
This hearty vegetarian stew is full of flavor, and makes for great leftovers the next day! Ingredients Navy beans need to be rinsed, and soaked overnight. ⅓ cup navy beans, rinsed, and soaked overnight in water 1⅓ to 2 cups plus ⅓ tablespoon vegetable stock ⅓ teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil ⅓...Read More
Looking for a vegetarian chili recipe? We've got you covered! Try our hearty, flavorful option tonight. Ingredients Great Northern beans rinsed and soaked overnight. ½ cup Great Northern beans, rinsed and soaked overnight in water 2 to 6 cups vegetable stock ½ teaspoon ghee* or olive oil ½ cup...Read More
This vegtable-packed wrap is perfect for a meal on the go, full of flavor and great for lunch or dinner! Ingredients Chicken or Fish Variation Replace tofu with 2 ounces of grilled chicken or fish, add the nutty dipping sauce, and roll up as directed. Nutty Dipping Sauce (Per 2-tablespoon serving...Read More
This hearty vegetarian meal is full of flavor - when you do your grocery shopping for the week, choose organic ingredients whenever possible. Depending on where you live and the time of year, some of the fruits and vegetables may be out of season. In this case, it is okay to use frozen or canned...Read More
Spice up your usual wrap with hummus and fresh vegetables, perfect for an on-the-go lunch or dinner. Ingredients *You can use the Chopra Hummus Recipe 2 8- or 10-inch organic sprouted wheat tortillas 4 tablespoons hummus 6 tablespoons grated carrot 6 tablespoons grated zucchini ½ cup sunflower...Read More
This low calorie dish makes for a quick and savory breakfast in just 15 minutes! Ingredients 8 ounces fresh tofu, firm or extra firm, drained and crumbled ½ teaspoon ghee ¼ cup chopped leeks or onions ½ tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos pinch black pepper ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon curry powder ¼...Read More
Need a refreshing start to your summer days? This shake is easy to make and packed with protein to keep you feeling full and energized for the day ahead. And did we mention it's also delicious? Ingredients Soak almonds overnight. 10 whole almonds, skin on, soaked overnight in ½ cup water 4...Read More
This hearty and flavorful vegetarian meal is full of vitamins and makes for a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Ingredients 8 ounces cubed, marinated firm tofu 1 cup cubed red, Yukon, or russet potatoes, skin on ½ teaspoon ghee or olive oil ¾ cup leek or onions, chopped ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1...Read More
Our delicious classic french toast recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch with a side of fresh fruit. Ingredients 1 egg or 4 egg whites ¼ cup low-fat milk, soymilk, or rice milk 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ginger powder ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon ghee 4 slices whole grain bread...Read More
This delicious hot cereal made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup is full of flavor and a great option for a quick and easy breakfast or snack. Ingredients 1¼ cups low-fat vanilla soymilk or rice milk ½ cup basmati rice, rinsed ½ stick cinnamon 1½ whole cardamom pods ¼ cup apple juice 1½ large...Read More
Are you looking for something quick and satisfying to whip up in the morning with 26g of protein? Look no further! This shake will keep you full and focused throughout your morning. Ingredients 2 cups chai (you can use tea bags or a concentrate) 2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced One pinch nutmeg...Read More
This delicious granola recipe is easy to make and high in protein. If you are looking for an enjoyable snack to eat throughout the day, this is a must! Ingredients ⅓ cup organic rolled oats ⅛ cup sunflower seeds ⅛ cup pine nuts ⅛ cup flaxseed ⅛ cup sesame seeds ⅛ cup almonds or pecans, slices or...Read More
This simple and delicious mango yogurt recipe is perfect for a healthful snack. This recipe gets its bold flavor from the mango purée and honey. Ingredients ½ fresh mango ⅛ cup mango purée or applesauce 1 tablespoon maple syrup or organic raw honey 1 pinch cloves ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon...Read More
Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon ghee ½ cup leeks or shallots chopped 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon rosemary ½ cup Arborio rice, rinsed and drained 2½ cups hot vegetable stock ¼ cup thinly sliced carrots ¼ cup thinly sliced...Read More
These delicious cookies are a miniature version of the Linzertorte, an almond pastry tart filled with raspberry or currant jam. Linzertorte is named for the city of Linz in Austria, and has been popular for hundreds of years; in fact, there are recipes for Linzertorte dating back to 1653. Our...Read More
If you’re looking for a simple and delicious way to enhance your mind-body health, the beautiful yellow spice known as turmeric is a pharmacy unto itself. A wealth of scientific studies has demonstrated the health benefits of turmeric on the digestive,cardiovascular, rheumatic, and immune systems...Read More
Pumpkins are a winter squash with a sweet flavor that soothes the Vata dosha . This easy pumpkin soup recipe is wonderful to make for holiday meals and any time you want to feel warmed and nourished from the inside out. The pumpkin’s cheerful orange flesh is packed with beta carotene, an...Read More
Ayurveda teaches that good health depends upon our body’s ability to metabolize all aspects of life, assimilating that which nurtures us, and eliminating the rest. When we can’t completely digest our food, experiences, and emotions, toxic residue gets stored in our bodily tissue, creating imbalance...Read More
Autumn has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and we’re entering the period known in Ayurveda as “Vata season.” Vata is the mind-body principle of air and space, and this is the time when we need to pay particular attention to staying warm and grounded, so that the imbalances in Vata don’t leave...Read More