There are days when there is barely any time to take a slow breath and definitely no time to cook a healthy breakfast. If you are familiar with a feeling and anxiety and being overwhelmed from the early waking hours and running around on coffee until late afternoon, I hope this recipe will help.
Breakfast is important, we all know that. According to ayurveda, Vatas need breakfast the most! If you are predominantly Vata (check it out) skipping breakfast will leave you feeling spacey, nervous, and worried for no reason. Vatas need grounding and nourishment. Without it we quickly wilt.
Pittas need to eat regular meals, too, but Kapha’s can easily skip breakfast and have an herbal spicy tea instead. Pittas can do well on a juice or a smoothie in the morning but Vatas, according to ayurveda need a more sustainable breakfast with grains or baked fruit.
If you are constantly in a rush making a healthy nourishing breakfast ahead of time serves as a good strategy. Looking for a light, gluten free, no added sugar, and low fat breakfast that contains some grains to ground me, I created this yummy Kamut Carrot Apple bread. You can whip it up in mins in the evening and keep it for a few days for those stressful mornings.
- 1 cup Kamut flakes or regular oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 apple 1.5 cups of carrots
- 2 handfuls of soaked raisins
- 5 soaked blacks figs (chopped)
- 2 large soaked dates (pitted and chopped)
- 2 handfuls of sprouted sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp ground flax
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 3-5 tbsp carob powder or cacao powder
- Splash of almond milk
- Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamon to taste. I like a lot!
What to do:
- Mix it all by hand. Oil baking pan with grapeseed oil or coconut
- Bake for 20 min at 350
- Cool. It will keep in fridge for 3-4 days.
The bread is light, soft, and will keep you full for a while. Since all nuts and dried fruit are soaked, they are easier to digest even for a sensitive belly.
Kamut is an amazing high protein gluten free grain. If you’ve never tried it, check it out!
How do you stay healthy when life gets busy? Please share your tips and tricks!
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Don’t go hungry!