Many of my Ayurvedic clients and readers have asked questions regarding healthy breakfast ideas and recipes. So here’s a 7 day Ayurvedic breakfast plan that follows Ayurvedic principles. It contains the essential nutrients required for you to have proper nourishment to your body and mind.
First, let me answer a few common questions, and then let’s move onto the Ayurvedic breakfast plan.
Is it necessary to have breakfast?
Yes! Breakfast refuels your body after a long night’s fast. It gives you the energy you need to start your daily activities. It also improves concentration in young children.
How many calories do you generally need for a healthy breakfast?
If you’re not on a strict diet, you can ideally have 500 to 600 calories in your breakfast. Make sure your breakfast calories are packed with nutrients. Choose whole grains over refined grains because they provide healthy carbs, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Eggs, low-fat milk and yogurt, as well as nut butters, are good sources of protein — and they also provide a serving of fat.
What does Ayurveda say about breakfast?
Ayurveda generally advises not to skip breakfast. After an overnight fast if you try to skip your breakfast the doshas will lose their equilibrium. As a result, you could experience an aggravation of Vata and Pitta dosha, resulting in unwanted cravings and acidity.
7 Day Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan
This Ayurvedic breakfast plan contains general ideas for a protein rich, healthy Ayurvedic breakfast. Include your favorite healthy sides, vegetables or fruits that work with your constitution and liking. Remember to have warm food, and eat in a calm place.
Ayurveda says that fruit should be eaten alone. If you can, have your fruit one half hour before your breakfast. If you’re short on time, at least have the fruit first or save it for a snack later in the day.
Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan: Day 1
- 1 Stewed Apple
- 2 Mung bean pancakes
- 1 cup almond milk
Compared to fresh apples, cooked apples are better tolerated by people with a sensitive digestive tract because of their increased digestibility.
Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan: Day 2
- 1 sliced banana
- 1 whole wheat burrito with black beans and egg whites
- 1 cup green tea
Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan: Day 3
- 1 cup spiced poha
- 1 cup cooked vegetable
- 1 Mint tea
Poha is uncooked basmati rice that has been rolled thin in the same way that rolled oats are made. It is simple to prepare, high in prana and can be found at Asian markets across the United States.
Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan: Day 4
- 1 stewed pear
- 2 spiced zucchini fritters
- 1 cup soy milk
Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan: Day 5
- 1 scrambled egg with pepper and cumin
- 1 cup spiced oatmeal
- 1 cup cumin water
Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan: Day 6
- 1 cup berries
- 2 sun dried tomato and basil frittatas
- 1 cup ginger tea
Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan: Day 7
- 1 whole grain bread
- Mango chutney
- 1 cup spiced tea
If you have questions or comments about the above Ayurvedic breakfast ideas, please ask in the comment section below.
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