Healthy RecipesAyurveda Inspired Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast sets the message of health to your body-mind. Make yours count!
After the long digestive pause of the night, it is ideal to break your “fast” with a nourishing but not too heavy meal. Like you, the digestive fire is still waking up so you don’t want to overload it with too much or too heavy of foods.
Different body types will benefit from different types of breakfast foods. Kapha people can have a light breakfast or enjoy a two meal brunch and early dinner schedule. Pitta people have a strong appetite and typically need more proteins and good quality fats along with their grains. Vata people need to remember to eat!
If you find that your hunger is low in the morning, support an awakened agni in these ways:
- Start off with a cup of warm water with fresh squeezed lime juice then 30-45 minutes later eat breakfast
- Start off your day with movement – exercise and yoga are great to do this time of day and will help your body and digestive fire get ready for dietary nourishment
- Prime your digestive fire by enjoying a small bowl of stewed apples with cloves. Simply peel and slice an organic apple and cook in a small amount of water with 3 whole cloves. The apple acts as a pre-biotic to feed the intestinal flora and the cloves gently stoke the digestive fire.
Enjoy this healthy and lighter multigrain blueberry bran muffin. For those who want a muffin that isn’t overly sweet and is full of fiber.
Make your fall and winter breakfast even easier by cooking these healthy steel cut oats in a rice cooker.
A lighter alternative to keep kapha in balance instead of the classical pancake recipe
A lighter and drier oat option that is balanced with coconut oil and almond butter.
This simple recipe using sprouted grain breads makes for a lighter and healthier alternative for a sweet breakfast.
A great hot cereal for kapha needs.
A fast, nutritious cooked cereal that is tridoshic and perfect for cool mornings.
A great way to turn extra rice into tomorrow morning’s breakfast
A dairy and gluten free breakfast that is balancing to all doshas
Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellbeing Coach.
As a Wellbeing Coach, I know the importance of food in creating health. As an Ayurveda Practitioner, I know that different foods have different impacts on you as an individual. I promote a whole foods diet and help cue you as to how the recipes will affect the vata, pitta and kapha doshas so you can support your own needs. But even if you don’t know about the doshas or Ayurveda, you can use these recipes to add new variety, try out vegetarian main meals, and expand your definition of what a healthy treat might be!
I don’t love to cook, but I make time to cook as part of my daily sadhana and strive to find recipes that are easy, quick and fit into a busy life. Recognizing that we live in a complex world with many demands, I don’t expect myself or my clients to be any kind of diet purest, skip desserts, or eat tasteless “health” foods. If you’re mind and heart aren’t happy eating the food, even if it is the healthiest in the world, it isn’t going to fill you up.
I invite you to find your yummy foods with recipes that meet your unique bodymind needs.
If you find modifications that are awesome, please share in the comment section.
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