'A warming breakfast of Spiced Quinoa and my favourite ginger tea'
As the mornings grow colder, we are naturally drawn towards more warming foods. Here is a simple, warming breakfast that is light, delicious and full of nutrition to kick start your day - it's also super quick and easy to make...
Spiced Quinoa Breakfast
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a seed that is high in protein, gluten free and warming in nature. It is easily digested by all three dosha's.
*Vata - this warming, lightly spiced breakfast is wonderful for Vata dosha
*Kapha - can add toasted slivered almonds instead of walnuts as they are less oily/heavy
*Pitta - ginger and cinnamon are warming - you may like to reduce the amount if you feel they are too heating for you.
*Use organic ingredients where possible
My favourite Ginger Tea - with turmeric and raw honey
This golden ginger tea will warm you up from the inside out and provide you with all the health benefits of turmeric, ginger and honey, helping to keep your digestive fire a-glow!
Grate the fresh ginger and turmeric. Place in a tea strainer or teapot and steep in boiled water for 5 minutes. If using dried turmeric and ginger, add this to the tea strainer and steep. Pour the tea into a cup and add a dash of raw honey to taste.
*Most beneficial for Vata and Kapha dosha due to the heating qualities of the ingredients. Pitta can reduce the amount of ginger or replace with a teaspoon of dried fennel seeds.
Both the Spiced Quinoa breakfast and the ginger turmeric tea help to kindle the digestive fire (Agni) which supports metabolism and boosts the immune system.
*Most beneficial to Vata and Kapha dosha.
*This can be too heating for Pitta dosha to have together. Try Fennel tea with turmeric instead.
Food as Medicine Workshop - Saturday 16th May at Kozen Yoga click here for further details...
Enjoy the 'rest' of Autumn and all the beauty this season brings...
'keep well, warm and nourished with your Autumn breakfast and tea'