Vitality porridge

Vitality porridge

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1
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Lisa Linder

In the West porridge is a standard breakfast, enjoyed for the heart-healthy properties of oats. From an Ayurvedic point of view, it is a warming, nourishing breakfast that is easy on the stomach. When you bring milk to a boil and add a spice, you make it easier to digest, although if your system is feeling a little sluggish, it would be better to choose a grain milk, such as rice, soya or almond milk, or cook with plain water. It is hard to determine quantities here – you should eat until you feel about half full. I am normally hungry in the mornings and I cook about 35 g, but see how you feel and adjust the quantities accordingly.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
30-40g rolled oats
220-280ml milk, water or a mixture of both
1 piece broken star anise, (optional)
1/2-1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, (optional)
sweetener, to taste
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
or 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
or 1 tablespoon pistachios

Method

  1. Bring the oats, milk, water and star anise (if using) to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer until the oats are soft – mine take about 5–6 minutes but other brands might take longer. Add a little more liquid if necessary.
  2. Stir in the cinnamon, vanilla extract and seeds or nuts, sweeten to taste and serve.
Tags:
health
diet
ayurvedic
ayurveda
weightloss
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