• Marisa Barsotti RD,LD, A.H.E., RYT

This Noatmeal Wins Wednesday


Nourishment. This breakfast embodies all of the nourishment I could rustle up from my cupboards. Shatavari, marshmallow root, slippery elm, black sesame seeds, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom (my Ayurvedic rasayana mix), eggs, and nuts, and WARMTH.

The start of a new year leads folks, at times, to fall into the trap of "DEPRIVE, DEPRIVE, DEPRIVE!" Maybe not in those exact words, but what else is a diet and extreme exercise program, but cutting out pretty much everything. And when you deprive yourself in one way or another, you create a void. A spacious air and ether, Vata void. This tends to be a set up for lacking in nourishment. Unsustainable.

So start small, don't deprive, and check out my recipe below for this AMAZING, nourishing, easy peasy way to start your day, and not leave the Vata void that will set you up for feeling emotionally, or physically lacking at some point in the day.

A one pot, breakfast bonanza!!!

Nourishing Noatmeal:

-1 tbsp organic, unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil (or ghee)

-2 large ripe bananas

-1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

-1/2 cup nut of choice (I used cashews), roughly chopped or ground w/ mortar and pestal

-1/2 cup raisins or currants

-2 large eggs

-1 chopped, large apple

-2 cups milk of choice

-My Ayurvedic Rasayana Mix (pick and choose what to add if you don't have it all):

-1 heaping tsp cinnamon

-1 heaping tsp ground, dry ginger

-1 heaping tsp ground shatavari

-1 heaping tsp ground marshmallow root

-1 heaping tsp ground slippery elm

-1 heaping tsp black sesame seeds

-1 tsp salt

Directions:

1) On low heat, in a large sauce pan add oil.

2) Add the bananas and mash, roughly, with fork.

3) Add remaining ingredients and quickly mix together so the egg doesn't scramble.

4) Let it simmer until bubbly and serve.

Makes 4- 1 cup servings.

Let me know how it works out for you, and I hope it warmed your body, mind and spirit.

Om shanti.


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R.D., L.D., R.Y.T., 

Ayurvedic Health Educator

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