To prepare yourself for the day, you need a breakfast that provides your body with nutrition.
You also need one that keeps your energies in balance. That means making sure you eat the right foods for your dosha type.
Are you a Kapha type? If so, this guide will help you better understand what to include in Ayurvedic breakfast recipes for Kapha energies. Use it to make your meal planning easier (and more beneficial).
What to Include in Ayurvedic Breakfast Recipes: Kapha Dosha Types
Excess Kapha can lead to a general “slowness” in your mind, body, and spirit. This can manifest in several ways. Some people with excess Kapha become obese. Others struggle with sluggish thinking.
Eating a Kapha-friendly breakfast every morning can help you avoid these problems. To keep your energies in balance, remember these essential points.
Ingredients to Include
Starting your day off with fruit is an easy way to balance your energies and receive a healthy dose of key nutrients if you’re a Kapha type. Fruit is also ideal because it tends to have a high water content and will boost your hydration. That’s key to your overall wellness. If you need a breakfast you can consume on-the-go, a fruit smoothie is a good option.
Of course, the idea of eating fruit for breakfast every day may not appeal to you. If you want something a little more hearty, you can opt for warm cereals, such as rice porridge. Add a little bit of honey if you need some more flavor.
To avoid disrupting your energy levels, stick with black or herbal tea over coffee. These are perfectly fine additions to a Kapha-friendly breakfast.
Know What to Avoid
Eating right for your dosha type doesn’t simply involve eating the right ingredients. It also involves avoiding the wrong ones.
Kapha dosha types are particularly encouraged to avoid sour foods. That means, while most fruit is an ideal choice for breakfast, you should keep green grapes, grapefruit, and pineapple out of your recipes.
It’s also worth noting that, while fruit is good for Kapha dosha types, excessive sweets are not. Thus, when eating them, you need to stick to naturally sweet foods. You should also minimize salty foods in your diet as they tend to have a destabilizing effect on your energy balance.
You Don’t Always Need Breakfast
Kapha dosha types are unique. While Pitta and Vata dosha types are never encouraged to skip breakfast, in some cases, doing so is acceptable for Kapha types.
Knowing when those instances are is fairly easy as well. All you have to do is pay attention to your own body. If you have an appetite in the morning, have breakfast. If you genuinely do not, it’s absolutely okay to skip this meal. Just make sure you get proper nutrition when you do break your fast. It’s also important to keep in mind that food doesn’t just balance your energies; it also provides energy. Without enough of it, you can’t perform to the best of your abilities in all areas of life.
Consider this list of Ayurvedic breakfast recipes for Kapha dosha types as a starting point. Now that you know what you should (and shouldn’t) eat in the morning, you can experiment with meals to find what works best for you and your energies.
Reviewed by Dr. Jayant Lokhande, MD (Botanical Drugs), MBA (Biotechnology)