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5 Tasty Ayurvedic Breakfast Recipes To Kickstart Your Day

5 Tasty Ayurvedic Breakfast Recipes To Kickstart Your Day
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Looking for Ayurvedic breakfast recipes? Look no further because you’re in the right place…

I’ve been following Ayurveda for a few years now and I remember how I struggled initially to find Ayurvedic recipes for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Are you new to Ayurvedic cooking? Whether you’re an Ayurveda newbie or pro, I bet you’ll need fun ways to incorporate Ayurveda in your daily diet.

Interested in getting Ayurvedic recipes that don’t take hours to make? I have some good news for you.

*drumroll*

Ta-da! Let me present to you a series of 3 blogs featuring my favorite hand picked Ayurvedic recipes, especially for you. Exciting, right?

As a start, today I’ll be sharing my top 5 Ayurvedic breakfast recipes, which I make morning after morning with tons of enthusiasm.

Psst…Are you wondering if these recipes suit your dosha type? Well, most of these recipes are tridoshic (suited for all the 3 doshas – Vata, Pitta & Kapha) and good for all seasons. So, dive in and bookmark these Ayurvedic breakfast recipes which taste as delicious as they look.

TOP 5 AYURVEDIC BREAKFAST RECIPES

What’s the best Ayurvedic breakfast? Surprisingly, Ayurveda says that the first meal of the day should not be the biggest because your digestive system can’t handle too much just after you’ve woken up. Each one of us has a unique bodily constitution, which means you’ve got to find what works best for you in the morning.

If you’re Vata, then cooked food like a warm porridge will make your mornings glorious. If you’re Pitta, you’re likely to relish a bowl of cold cereal or toast sprinkled with cinnamon. For Kapha, a dry, spicy and light breakfast like savoury pancakes is a delight. Whatever your dosha type is, I’ve got you covered with these delish brekkie ideas.

 

1. Ginger Turmeric Ayurvedic Smoothie

Ayurvedic breakfast recipes

Via purefoodsnutrition.com

If you want to see the magic of Ayurveda, just sneak in some ginger and turmeric in your daily diet. This smoothie combines the healing properties of anti-inflammatory turmeric and fragrant ginger – it’s full of antioxidants and guess what, it’s antibacterial too. Blend in half a mango, half a banana, some ginger, black pepper, turmeric and your fave nut milk to make a glass of this golden gorgeousness!

What you need:

  • Half a banana
  • Half a mango
  • A tiny piece of ginger
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Half a teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Your fave plant-based milk

What to do:

  1. Pop all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Do a little happy dance.
  3. Keep blending until it is as smooth as silk.
  4. Pour it into a fancy glass. Sip it slowly and enjoy!

 

2. Spiced oatmeal with stewed fruit

Ayurvedic breakfast recipes

Via juyogi.com

Like a warm bowl of oatmeal in the mornings? Then you’re sure to fall in love with this spiced porridge made out of oats, fennel, cardamom, cinnamon, plant-based milk and any seasonal fruit you can find. Ayurveda is big on warm breakfasts. It also says you shouldn’t mix raw and cooked food which can cause bloating and acidity. If you prefer your fruit raw, then be sure to eat it 30 mins before your cooked meal.

What you need:

  • a fistful of oats
  • any local & seasonal fruits
  • half a glass of water
  • half a glass of your fave plant-based milk
  • crushed green cardamom, ground cinnamon & fennel seeds
  • A healthy sweetener (I use Indian jaggery)

What to do:

For Oats Porridge

  1. Put a small saucepan on the stove and heat it.
  2. When the pan begins to start hitting, throw in the spices and the oats. Mix it evenly.
  3. Dry roast this mixture for a few seconds.
  4. Pour the warm water over it and stir.
  5. Let it simmer and cook until  the oats soften.
  6. Add plant-based milk and it’s done!

For Stewed Fruit

  1. Cut the fruit in whatever way you like
  2. Put the fruit in a heated pan with 2 teaspoons of water so that it’ doesn’t stick or burn.
  3. Cover it with a lid and let it simmer. Stir it from time to time.
  4. When the fruits becomes soft, it’s ready!

Put your porridge and fruit in the most colorful breakfast bowl you have. What a sweet way to begin your day!

 

 

3. Cardamom Quinoa Porridge

Ayurvedic breakfast recipes

Via marthastewart.com

I love oats but I also like a little variation. If you’re bored of your regular oatmeal, try this quinoa porridge recipe – boil quinoa, almond milk, rock salt, vanilla extract for a couple of minutes. Top this warm porridge with cubes of stewed pear and sliced toasted almonds. You can add any healthy sweetener of your choice – like agave or maple syrup. This is not only yummy but also keeps you full until lunchtime.

What you need:

  • Half a cup rinsed quinoa
  • A cup of plain almond milk
  • Half a cup water
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • A pinch of ground cardamom
  • A diced pear
  • 3-4 toasted & sliced almonds

What to do:

  1. Mix water, vanilla, salt, cardamom, quinoa, half a cup almond milk in a saucepan.
  2. Bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer.
  3. Cover with a lid until the water is gone. Turn of the heat off and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Here’s a sexy serving idea – Take a small wide jar, put in the quinoa with the rest of the almond milk, garnish with the pear & almonds. And don’t forget to make a cup of freshly brewed ginger tea with it.

If you like the idea of hot cereal in the morning (me too!), watch this video for a super easy Ayurvedic breakfast recipe:

 

4. Greens & Fresh Herb Frittata

Ayurvedic breakfast recipes

Via joyfulbelly.com

Want to try some savory Ayurvedic breakfast recipes? I like a savory breakfast from time to time and I swear by this frittata filled with the green goodness. Made with free-range eggs, rock salt, black pepper, parsley, thyme and spinach, this baked meal is ideal for a Sunday brunch. Want an egg-free frittata? No worries, just substitute the eggs with a mix of chickpea flour, water & olive oil.

What you need:

  • 6 free-range eggs
  • A tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • A tablespoon of fresh thyme
  • Half a teaspoon of oregano
  • A quarter teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  • A pinch of black pepper

What to do:

  1. Heat your oven to 350°F.
  2. While the oven takes it is time, put the spinach in a small pot of boiling water. Once the leaves wilt, remove them from water and set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs in a big bowl until they completely blend.
  4. In the same bowl, add the spinach and the rest of the ingredients and mix.
  5. Pour the mix into a pie plate or an oiled cast iron skillet.
  6. Bake for 20 mins or until the top begins to look golden brown. Just insert a knife and it comes clean, your frittata is ready to be devoured.

 

5. Golden Chickpea Flour Pancakes

Ayurvedic breakfast recipes

Via wholesomelovinggoodness.com

Want hi-protein pancakes in the morning minus the eggs? You can totally do that by using this magic ingredient – chickpea flour. Make a batter with these 7 ingredients –  chickpea flour, chopped red onions, ghee (Indian clarified butter), black pepper, cumin powder, Himalayan salt & water. And make sure to use a pan free of nasty toxics.

If you don’t like a lonely pancake sitting on a plate, you better give it an irresistible topping.  I eat these golden pancakes with homemade cashew herb cheese and organic mango chutney. Yum, this has to be one of my favorite Ayurvedic breakfast recipes.

What you need:

  • A cup of chickpea flour (known as besan in India)
  • Two and a half cups of water
  • Half a small onion chopped
  • Half a teaspoon of cumin powder
  • Himalayan salt according to your taste
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A tablespoon of ghee

What to do:

  1. Add chickpea flour to a large mixing bowl and break any lumps in the flour.
  2. Mix in the water and keep stirring until reaches a pancake batter-like consistency.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet. Melt half a teaspoon of ghee and spread it evenly over the surface.
  4. Once the pan warms, pour the batter and dish out your first pancake. Now here’s some bad news – the first pancake always sticks of the pan. So try to flip it and if you cant, don’t panic! Just scrape it off with a spatula.
  5. Now pour the batter for the next one and cook on both sides until golden brown.
  6. Serve with small salad of lettuce and cherry tomatoes. You can also slather some nut butter on your pancakes.

Feeling hungry after reading all this? Babe, take a small break and make your grocery list so that you can create these top 5 Ayurvedic breakfast recipes in your very own kitchen. You deserve it.

Want other busy boss ladies like yourself to feel nourished and well? If you’re nodding yes, go ahead and pin these recipes on Pinterest to share the love.

Now, what’s your plan for lunch? I’m making one of my top 5 Ayurvedic lunch recipes later today. Wanna join?

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Hi, I'm Stacey the founder of Apothecary7. Passionate about self care, intentional living, yoga and business, you'll find me hanging out here writing about my passions and sharing my creations with the world.

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