Pineapple Oatmeal

All you need is:

1/2 glass of rolled oats (I used gluten free)

1/2-1 glass plant milk or water or both

1/4 of ripe pineapple with core

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1 tbsp hemp/ground flax or chia seeds

Pinch of good quality salt

Pinch of cinnamon

Here’s what you do:

Preparation is super simple: boil your oats in water or plant milk, add from 1/2 to 1 glass of it depending how thick you want it to be. Boil until oats are tender. Or alternatively soak them in water/plant milk overnight. And just warm it up in the morning. According to Ayuverdic wisdom your breakfast should always be warm (with exception of Pitta dosha - room temperature is good enough). But never cold. Try to avoid cows or other animal milk as it creates inflammation in your body and it's probably not how you want to start your day. And nevertheless 70% of population including me are lactose intolerant so if I was you, I would use one of those super delicious plant milks, which nowadays there are so many kinds: from simple soya to cashew or hazelnut milks.

Preheat a pan with coconut oil to high temperature or if you have a non stick pan avoid using oil or use less and fry precut chunks of pineapple. Do not remove the core as it's the most nutritious part of it. It is a rich source of fibre and keeps your digestive system healthy, enzyme bromelain, which appears in much higher concentration in core than in flesh we normally eat, which is very anti-inflammatory, so it is awesome after yang type of yoga or other workout. Don't worry it will get more tender than cooked.

Once both sides are browned place them directly on the top of the your oatmeal, sprinkle some seeds, your healthy source of omega 3 for healthy heart function, good quality of salt to restore electrolytes, you have lost through sweat (and you will be surprised it adds a fullness of entire taste pallet - and in South East Asia is totally normal) and cinnamon for great taste and it's inflammatory qualities as well. 

There's one very simple thing to remember - in each dish try to aim for all 6 tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent), that not just give a satisfaction and balance your dosha (3 energies within you), but also it will cut down unnecessary cravings.

 

Oatmeal even the most simple one is a great breakfast, it keeps you full for long time, it's good source of protein and healthy carbs. If you add seeds, it adds more healthy protein as well as it's whole (=best) source of fats (in some cases omega 3 fats as well), adding fruits and berries you add fiber and antioxidants. So there's so many options you can go for, that even eating only oatmeal everyday with different toppings you will never get bored.

 

Happy healthy breakfast!!

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