Ayurvedic Breakfast Porridge (+ the best granola topping ever!)

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In Ayurveda freshly cooked oat porridge is highly recommended for breakfast. Oats contain vitamins B1 and B6 and are made from the whole grain, so you get everything from the plant and feel pleasantly saturated for a couple of hours.

This breakfast is balancing, easy to digest, filling, soothing, warming and nourishing to your body, heart and soul – perfect for chilly autumn mornings!


AYURVEDIC BREAKFAST PORRIDGE

Preparation time: 15–20 mins
Main ingredients: oats, plant-milk, banana
difficulty level: easy
serves: 2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, low-fat

Ingredients


porridge:

1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if that is a concern; you can use buckwheat, millet or quinoa for kapha)
2 1/2 to 3 cups plant-based milk (e.g. almond milk for vata, oat milk or soy milk for pitta, and soy milk for kapha)
1/4 cup raisins (or dates, for pitta)
1 thumb-size piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 apple (kapha) or pear (kapha, pitta) or plums (vata), chopped
2 ripe bananas, mashed or sliced (vata; omit for kapha and pitta, and instead sweeten your porridge with honey or maple syrup afterwards)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 cardamom seeds, crushed
(optional) 1-2 tsp of adaptogens such as maca, ashwagandha or reishi


toppings of your choice, e.g. maple syrup, coconut sugar, chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruit (such as dates, apricots or figs), coconut yoghurt, nut butter ...

the best granola topping ever

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup buckwheat
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp flaxseed
2-4 tbsp cacao nibs 
1 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 to 1 tsp salt
cinnamon, to taste
2/3 cups syrup (e.g. molasses, maple syrup, agave syrup...) 
5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp tahini or other nut butter
 

 
Instructions

Mash your bananas. In a small saucepan heat up the mashed banana, as well as your plant milk. When it comes to a boil, add oats, raisins, ginger, apple/pear, cinnamon, and cardamom. Stir, and reduce heat. Then leave to simmer for at least 15 minutes. In the meantime you could take a shower or meditate :) 

During this time the porridge thickens and becomes wonderfully creamy without stirring much. Plus, it's now at an edible temperature.

To serve, transfer into your favourite breakfast bowl and top it off with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or nut butter, and perhaps the best granola topping ever :) Enjoy!




Maisy

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