Oh boy, this recipe is amazing. I can’t wait for you all to try it. If you are bored with your daily oatmeal or with breakfasts in general, this is one to get excited about. Breakfast is important, it gets your agni buring. We should break our fast in the morning with something warm and gentle on the digestive system. Since we are approaching fall (Vata season) it is best to eat warming foods that help balance excess Vata present in our external environment. Vata intensifies in fall and winter when the leaves fall, plants recede into the earth and wind leaves us dry and cold. We are likely to experience Vata imbalances in the fall such as; anxiety, fatigue, and excessive dryness. This recipe will ground you and stick to your bones to last you till lunch time.
Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 Tbsp ghee
- 10-12 soaked and peeled raw almonds
- 1/2 Tbsp of coconut shreds
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2-3 cloves
- 1-2 slices of ginger
- 1-2 Tbsp of stevia (add to your liking)
- 1 Tbsp raisins
- Optional Toppings: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, etc.
- Heat 1 cup of coconut milk to a simmer. Add quinoa, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and raisins. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes till cooked.
- Let sit for a few minutes to steam. Uncover and remove cloves, ginger and cinnamon stick.
- Stir in soaked almonds, ghee, and stevia. Pour additional 1/2 cup of coconut milk on top and sprinkle coconut shreds and any additional toppings you desire
- Mindfully eat. 🙂
Well I am about to leave for a week a 7-day cooking certificate course, learning Ayurveda’s principles of six tastes and three constitutions to build recipes for restoring health and balance. I will learn theory and hands-on practice learning cooking, spices, and herbs. It is taught by an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner who understands food as medicine. The aim is to understand a thorough foundational knowledge of how Ayurveda helps apply Food as Medicine. The course is in Grass Valley, California. I will be camping and practicing yoga and meditation in the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm! I’ll be sure to bring you all back loads of wonderful Ayurvedic cooking tips. Hari Om my friends:)