Ayurvedic Tips and Reminders / Breakfast Time, Make the Time

Dear friends,

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Morning time has been and still is an important time to start your day nutritionally on the right foot. Why?

From an Ayurvedic approach skipping breakfast can increase a sub- dosha of Pitta and create irritability and negative emotions. Not a great way to begin your day.

Ayurveda recommends eating fruit first thing in the morning as it builds ojas; immunity, strength and vitality then eating breakfast 30 minutes later. But if you’ve been skipping breakfast  you can start with juice or fruit. Ayurveda has understood what’s now known as “metabolic syndrome” long before modern science caught up.

Some  breakfast examples are:pineapple with slices stock photoRed apple with heart symbol isolated on white background stock photo

  1. Cooked fruit such as apples and pears- my favorite cooked in a crockpot overnight with a little ghee and cardamom. I like to use a variety of apples such as macoun, green and macintosh- Can also combine apples and pears.
  2. Morning smoothie with whey protein powder( grass fed) and unsweetened almond milk. Today I added 1/4 avocado which makes it nice and creamy, celery, cilantro, and a handful of spinach. First thing had fresh pineapple then smoothie 30 minutes later.  Pineapple contains bromelain an enzyme that has a long list of health benefits. From  anti-inflammatory, to increasing digestive capacity, to enhancing heart health by improving circulation, pineapple is one food that has not been tainted as far as I know.
  3. You may choose foods according to your dosha and with the season. Kapha dosha may choose astringent fruit such as pomegranate and cranberries. Also a green drink of sprouts and bitter greens is a good choice for kapha people using water instead of almond milk. For Vata and Pitta sweet fruits are preferable as I mentioned above using coconut/almond milk or plain water.

Everything at room temp, not cold.

So many variations of the above according to the season. Be playful and go for color.

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