The last two Sunday´s were all about breakfast ideas and facts for Vata and Pitta Dosha. Today we come to our third Dosha, which is all about Earth and Water!
According to Ayurveda, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To activate your agni, your digestive fire, your body needs food. Without any breakfast, our body will respond quickly to stress, our blood sugar level is low, concentration won´t come easy and our metabolism need more time to “start.” We will be tired quickly and have binge eating habits for lunch or cravings for sugar and sweets.
The qualities of Kapha Dosha
Dry and warm ingredients are the key here. They are giving your Dosha the possibility to warm up and get energetic! Fresh ginger, cardamom is helping your digestive fire to work in the right amount.
Kapha Dosha is a Dosha that can go without breakfast and also have coffee – but when you are not super hungry, I would suggest eating later in the morning, but don´t skip the breakfast at all. And also – don´t have coffee on an empty stomach! 😉
Kaphas are sometimes not super hungry and overeat then, avoid that and try to have regular meals.
Always remember the opposites of your Dosha
Airy foods go well for your Dosha, it will make your body feel less heavy and help you to don´t gain weight. Healthy airy foods are mostly steamed veggies like Brussel sprouts, kale and cauliflower – but not everyone likes it savory for breakfast. Raw veggies are also to avoid.
Dried fruits are perfect in your porridge, and there are delicious porridge recipes without any oats – but with Quinoa or shredded coconut! Buckwheat can taste awesome and tiger nuts will be your new best friend.
Fiery foods as ginger, cinnamon, cumin and warming spices are perfect and can be combined with some fruits! Fruits that are warmed up and spiced up make a great combo to porridges. If you are not such a hungry morning breakfast person, warm fruits with spices can be delicious without any grains.
Get inspired by this nourishing and energizing Quinoa breakfast bowl:
The mighty Quinoa Bowl
½ cup of cooked Quinoa (I like the three colored version)
1 cup plant based milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom powder
½ teaspoon ground cloves
A pinch of Himalayan salt or sea salt
2 tablespoons of flax seeds
A bit agave juice for sweetness
Chia seeds, blueberries, cacao nibs
Or warm apples and pears with a mix of cinnamon, ground cloves and cardamom
- Warm up the plant based milk in a small pot with your spices and let them simmer for a moment on medium heat.
- Add Quinoa and let it cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. Stir from time to time.
- Put in a bowl and add your toppings of choice.
- To make the version of your apples and pears, heat some coconut oil and roast the spices, before you add the fruits. The fruits should get warm but not super mushy!
- Enjoy! To save time, prepare everything in the evening, this porridge is easy to reheat as well! 🙂
Please let me know if you tried this recipe and share with a picture! 🙂
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Have a beautiful Sunday and a lovely new week as well! Namaste!