spiced porridge

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SERVES 4  :  EASY

PREP TIME  :  1-2 HOURS

COOKING TIME  :  45-60 MINUTES

DOSHIC EFFECT + AGGRAVATES - BALANCES

- Vata   - Pitta    - Kapha 

 

INGREDIENTS                                               

  • 1 cup quick oats

  • 1 cup unhomogenised milk

  • 1 cup of water 

  • handful of raisins

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamon 

  • 2 pinches nutmeg

  • 1-2 tbsp raw sugar

  • 1 tsp ghee

METHOD

  1. In a medium size saucepan heat the ghee, once the ghee has melted add the oats and slightly toast the oats for a few minutes.

  2. Once the oats have been toasted, add the water and keep stirring (this helps break up the lumps.

  3. Add the spices and raisins and cook for about 3-4 minutes

  4. Add in milk and continue to cook for about 5 minutes until it has boiled again.

  5. Add raw sugar and cook for another 1 minute (Always good to add raw sugar for Vata dominant people or in Vata aggravation for all constituents and in autumn season for all).

  6. Serve it warm and enjoy this nourishing oat porridge.

     

    This oatmeal recipe really calms the nervous system and soothes the soul.  Not only does it increase one’s energy, immunity and vitality; this nutritious recipe is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and is loaded with healing properties.  This meal is high in fibre, protein, healthy fats, iron and magnesium.  It is anti-inflammatory by nature while lowering cholesterol levels, reducing your risk for heart disease, balancing blood sugar levels and reducing your risk for obesity.


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food compatibility

  • Milk should be avoided with banana, cherry, sour fruit and yoghurt due to their incompatibilities when combined together.

  • Porridge should be enjoyed by itself with no fruit (fruit should be eaten as a separate meal either for breakfast or an afternoon snack). If wanting any sweet taste make sure to add raisins and sugar.

  • Can substitute oats for medium grain rice/quinoa flakes/amaranth/quinoa depending on your constitution. 

  • Honey should never be heated - it becomes toxic and creates 'ama'. When baked, added to hot drinks or otherwise heated, it ferments and blocks the body’s subtle channels. Adding honey to warm (not hot) drinks is best. Honey is the best sweetener for Kapha.

  • Don’t drink milk? Can op and only have water instead for this recipe!