Starting your morning off with the right breakfast is key to balancing your energies and preparing your mind, body, and soul for the day that lies ahead.
These Ayurvedic breakfast recipes can help. If you’re not sure what you should eat in the morning for your dosha type, consider these options.
Ayurvedic Breakfast Recipes
The right Ayurvedic breakfast for one person may not be right for your needs. It’s important to tailor your meals to your dosha type. If you don’t know your dosha type, research the topic more to learn which sounds most similar to you, or consult with an Ayurveda expert.
Once you know your dosha type, you’ll know which of the following breakfast recipes is best for keeping your energies in balance.
Pitta Dosha Breakfast
It’s important for Pitta dosha types to avoid salty and sour foods. For a breakfast that provides energy and nutrition, make an oatmeal with these key ingredients:
- 2 tbsp almonds
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ghee
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 c milk
- 1/3 c oats (or oatmeal)
Blend the almonds with the oatmeal, then place the mixture along with the remaining ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly. Once it’s reached a boil, reduce to a simmer. The meal is ready to eat when it’s soft. This breakfast will provide a healthy dose of protein.
It’s also worth noting that Pitta dosha types can eat sweets. They simply need to eat the right ones. Thus, if you want to add a little more flavor to your breakfast, you can also include apples or bitter melon.
Kapha Dosha Breakfast
Fruit salad is an ideal breakfast for Kapha dosha types. Berries in particular can help balance Kapha dosha energies. A simple fruit salad recipe that’s easy to prepare and perfect for your dosha would include:
- Sliced strawberries
All you have to do is mix the fruit together in a bowl, and you’re all set. That said, if you like, you could add a balancing Ayurvedic jam such as chyawanprash for additional nutrition.
Vata Dosha Breakfast
Because Vata types should avoid dry and cold foods and favor recipes that are warm and moist, Vatas may want to opt for a hearty bowl of oatmeal, like the recipe listed above for Pitta types.
Vatas also do well with animal products if they choose to eat them. A simple, but effective meal for Vata types that is warm, moist, salty and smooth is:
- 1-2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of ghee
- Pinch of sea salt
- Side of fruit
These Ayurvedic breakfast recipes by no means reflect all of the breakfast options available to someone living an Ayurveda lifestyle. They should merely give you a sense of what’s right for your dosha type. The more you learn about your dosha, the more you’ll know what foods are ideal for your energies, inspiring you to plan delicious breakfast recipes of your own.
Reviewed by Dr. Jayant Lokhande, MD (Botanical Drugs), MBA (Biotechnology)