A cooked pear on top of breakfast porridge with a side of honey. A perfect breakfast for your Ayurvedic breakfast plan.

7 Day Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan

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.

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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.

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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

Compared to fresh apples, cooked apples are better tolerated by people with a sensitive digestive tract because of their increased digestibility.

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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

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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Arya Krishna is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker. She completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She is registered as an Ayurveda doctor (Reg No: 14664) under the Indian Medical Council. She received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitation from Apollo group of Institutions, Hyderabad. An editor with the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, she previously served as the associate editor of the American Ayurvedic Journal of Health. Before moving to the US in 2015, she was Resident Medical Officer (Ayurveda) in AyurVAID hospital, Bangalore and has knowledge and experience in precision and evidence-based Ayurveda. She was an Ayurveda Domain expert with Health Connect 24 – a unique platform to bring together Ayurveda, Yoga and swadeshi. She is efficient in performing all Panchakarma procedures (purification therapies) and has knowledge of Marma Therapy. Other areas of expertise include Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, women’s health, and rasayana (rejuvenation). She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resource person for the Council of Ayurveda Research (CAR) and is an Ayurvedic blogger with Mother Earth Living. Currently, she is residing in Danville, Pennsylvania and is listed as a BAMS doctor with AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America). She is an Ayurveda Consultant and Educational coordinator with Be Mind Body Skin, New Jersey and Subject Matter Expert at At Home with Ayurveda, UK.

4 comments

  1. Is plis okay for me I’m try to balance my kapha and lose weight I love pita but it makes me feel sleepy

  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful Ayurvedic Breakfast Plan. It is really informative. Came to know about the benefits of eating Ayurvedic breakfast.
    All the best!
    Keep up the work!

  3. Hi I’m interested in learning more about aryuveda , could you recommend a course which I could go on in India , thanks Louise x

    • The Ayurveda Experience

      Hi Louise,
      We offer a variety of online courses. You can peruse them here: https://goo.gl/NJPmFe
      If you are looking for professional training in Ayurveda (to become a practitioner), there are a wide variety of options.
      You could narrow it down by state or region of where you would like to study and then begin your search there. Hope that helps.
      Jennifer

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