Got the Breakfast Blah’s?!

 

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“What’s for breakfast mom?”

My kids keep asking me that question and lately I’ve had the blah’s about that morning meal….nothing seems appetizing, either too sweet, too conventional, too fruity, too this too that…aiyayai!

I’ve just found this great recipe with an ancient grain that everyone is going bananas over for at least the past 2 years…here it is, a return to yummy breakfasts…hope you like it…A WARMING SPICY QUINOA + PRUNE PORRIDGE ( berries are fantastic for this time of year as well- as per the pic) perfect for this weather and for our friendly and slightly scattered Vatas ♥

Ingredients:
This recipe is gluten-free.
1 cup quinoa flakes
1 cup of coconut milk
1 cup of filtered water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
Handful of coconut flakes
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp ghee
1 packed of organic prunes
1 orange (sliced with skin on)
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp vanilla essence
Activated nuts + dollop of natural yoghurt to serve
1/2 cup coconut flakes
Directions:
Add your prunes, cinnamon stick and sliced orange with a few drops of filtered water in a pot and place on the stove. Bring to the boil.
Cover and turn the heat down to low, and simmer gently for about 30 to 35 minutes, turning the prunes every so often and adding a little water if they look too dry.
Add coconut flakes, quinoa flakes, water, milk and spices to a medium-sized pot.
Bring the mixture to the boil and then turn down the heat to a gentle simmer stirring continually.
Add the ghee in and stir well.
Add some cooked porridge to a bowl, then add a spoon of your stewed prunes with a dollop of good quality organic natural yoghurt. Sprinkle with some crushed activated nuts.
Enjoy!

 

That four letter word: ACNE!

 

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Today’s topic: Adult Acne…GOOD NEWS it is reversible naturally!

Not a subject one we love to talk about but to some it is a daily issue. It is difficult to disguise and obvious to all that look at you, it is a very sensitive topic and can be very hard on the self esteem and confidence levels…but …GOOD NEWS it is reversible! Don’t feel helpless…you are able to change your skin reactions just by noticing your lifestyle and DOING something about it.

Have you ever noticed that there are times when it gets better and other times when it gets worse….well, take stock at those times and notice the trends in your life.The issue lies in your genetic background, physical make-up and in your current state of daily living – including food intake and how you are living your life, sleeping patterns, exercise or lack of etc..

It encompasses all 3 doshas…read on and discover what you can do!!!

http://www.pureandsimple.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=39&Itemid=43

This article is great! Easy to read, with loads of information.

Now is the time to take charge and do it. You will be happier for it! Have a great day ♥

image: holistic vanity.

Best Grounding Chai Latte

IMG_5894The weather!!! hmmmm for the time being seems like fall…Vatas hate this time of season, Pittas love it and Kaphas are starting to go into a deep slumber..totally enjoying being wrapped up and snuggled in a heavy comforter at bed time.

So what to do for those Vata types?….and you know who you are especially now…crying for the summer heat that is leaving us.

Well tip number one for grounding and replenishing believe it or not is …milk.

Milk is best for Vata types!! I am personally not a fan of milk but it is good to ground our poor upset vatas. If you are feeling restless, anxious and cold most of the time have a hot spicy cup of warm milk. A chai latte is an excellent choice. It will help balance you.

*** the key to being able to digest milk is to heat it until it boils then quickly take it off the heat…plus the spices also help in digestion!

Recipe:
small/ med pot
4 C. Water
4 tablespoons Black Tea
6 cardamon pods split on the ends
1 x 1.5 ” piece of ginger
3 anise stars
5 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
grated nutmeg
honey(vata and kapha) or maple syrup (pittas) to taste: After it has been strained (better for you- natural)
2 1/2 C. Milk

How to:
Throw your water, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, anise, cloves and black tea in a pot bring to a boil and simmer (cover) for your desired strength (you can also additionally leave it steep depending on how spicy you really want it!) then add the milk and bring it to boil – removing quickly at the first boil.

Strain into a tea cup

Add honey/ maple syrup to taste..let it cool a bit and enjoy!!

This will warm you up and is a great alternative to coffee (Vatas really do NOT need coffee!!! you’ll just become a bundle of nerves – more than you already are!)

Time saving tip:
take all the spices and make one big baggie mixed in with the black tea so all you have to do is take a scoop or two depending on how much tea you will be making or make the water based version and keep it in your fridge and heat up as necessary adding the milk as you go.

Enjoy the sunny day