Juicing for Vata

The best fruits and vegetables are those that are sweet and sour as they pacify Vata when consumed in moderation. Grape, mango, carrot, pineapple, orange, beetroot, and cucumber to name a few. Vata constitution generally are best suited for short juicing and may not be suitable for juicing at all. Alternatives to juicing may include liquid porridge, kitchari or mung soup. Incorporating a juice into the diet alongside more substantial foods could be more beneficial for a Vata constitution, while making sure the juice is not mixed with other foods.

Juicing for Pitta

The best fruits and vegetables for Pitta individuals are those that are sweet, bitter, and astringent in quality. These include sweet apple, red grapes, pomegranate, plum, cucumber, asparagus, broccoli, coriander, and Aloe Vera. People with a dominance of Pitta in their Prakriti should be monitored to make sure they don’t diminish their strong digestive fire. If the individual feels an intense hunger they should support the cleanse by considering adding thicker, more dense smoothies and blends to satisfy hunger. Psyllium husks are great for providing bulk, supporting digestion and are nutritious.

Juicing for Kapha

The best fruits and vegetables for Kapha are those that are astringent, bitter, and pungent. Apples, cherries, cranberries, pear, pomegranate, prunes, celery, cucumber, kale, and cilantro to name a few. Kapha body types can usually endure longer fasts, however Kapha individuals need to be cautious not to aggravate their symptoms. From an Ayurvedic perspective, Kapha dosha consists of water and earth elements and two of the qualities include liquid and cold. Similarly, juicing has qualities of liquidity and can be cold in nature. Therefore, a Kapha individual should incorporate more warming juices and broths to combat the cold qualities. They can do so by adding some cayenne pepper to the juice, ginger, substituting vegetable broth instead of strictly juice, and make sure to not drink too much liquid while fasting, not to strain the digestion and increase the already present water element in the body. By adding more heating herbs and spice to the juice, the Agni can be supported and combat the cold qualities in the body.

Reference/Source: https://www.lakshmiayurveda.com.au/2019/10/juicing-from-an-ayurvedic-perspective/