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Hello, dear viewer, and thank you for visiting my blog! I am a dedicated (and certified) Food Coach and Personal Trainer with a very individual attitude to coaching. I search to look beyond people's health issues and modify their lifestyles so that they can live a healthier life, increase vitality and longevity. Recently as a strong believer in natural healing I have published two books on Ayurveda and how to use Ayurveda lifestyle and food at home. Further, I am very much into TCM and the concept of original Chinese Food, especially after my recent stay in China. I am striving to become a Yoga expert through intense training and am practicing some kind of exercise every single day. My second blog http://thrumyeyes-kat.blogspot.com/ is dedicated to my passion to capture the world with my camera and create my own world like that. Everything you will find on these pages about nutrition and exercising is authentic and self-tested. Enjoy and don't forget to send me your comments, which are always welcome in my attempt to meet your expectations even better!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Warming Breakfast - Part 2

I just noticed that something went wrong with my post this morning! My internet connection sometimes plays little jokes on me, so here comes the recipe:

You need

1 tsp butter (in Ayurveda they use Ghee, which is clarified butter)
1 cup water
2 tsp Maple Syrup (or honey or any dark, warm sweetener you like)
1/16 tsp Cardamom
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/8 tsp cloves

Heat water, add all the ingredients and boil until oats are soft (usually takes around 4 minutes). I prefer the wholegrain, "harder" oats, they provide more nutrients than the "paper" ones. 

A quick Ayurvedic excursion for the interested readers: Cloves bring heat to the surface, open the pores, and warm the liver. Cloves ground Vata. They have enough power to keep Kapha warm in the winter. A good winter breakfast for all three doshas. Cardamom counteracts the sliminess of oatmeal.


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