Eat an apple a day and keep the doctor away, right?
Well, according to Ayurveda, not only you need to consider the foods that you eat but also the cooking method you use to prepare them.
In addition, it is super important to eat fruits on their own. Combination of foods can determine how well you digest a meal.
This Warm Ayurvedic Spiced Apple recipe is a classic Ayurvedic breakfast designed to help you if you are suffering from bad digestion, constipation, or feeling a little bit under the weather.
You can also use it as part of my 5 day detox plan.
First of all why apples, you may ask.
Apples are Vata dosha aggravating, meaning that because of their astringent quality they may make more severe the qualities of dryness, coldness, and gas formation.
If you are Pitta or Kapha, living in cold weather for example, you may have noticed these signs too. Using apples, even though astringent in nature, can help relieve these signs only when properly cooked and antidoted with the right spices.
By the way, this breakfast is completely vegan 🙂
Don’t forget to find out your Ayurvedic constitution today.
Now, what about a night of heavy eating?
This light breakfast is perfect when feeling heavy and bloated, or just a lil bit Kapha.
Because the apples are cooked with spices that aid in your digestion, they are the perfect option to have an easy-to-digest yet satisfying meal that is both delicious and healing.
For example, the cinnamon added antidotes the excess sugar in the fruit and it reduces Vata and Kapha because it is stimulant, diuretic, expectorant, and analgesic.
I also add a little bit of rose water to alleviate any Pitta derangement. The rose is cooling, yet it enhances your digestive fire which renders it tridoshic or appropriate for all three doshas.
No problem! My Warm Ayurvedic Spiced Apples have lots of pectin which is a naturally occurring substance found in apples. It’s great at promoting healing of torn mucus membranes and the binding of stool. This recipe is fantastic for intestinal bleeding and ulceration. Also, if Pitta is your body type, reduce the amounts of cinnamon and cloves.
WARM AYURVEDIC SPICED APPLES
Warm Ayurvedic Spiced Apples
- 3 apples – preferably sweet
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- ½ tsp cardamom
- A pinch of nutmeg
- A pinch of turmeric
- ¼ Cup of water
- 2 tbsp rose water
- Chop the apples and set aside
- In a heavy saucepan, bring the water to a simmer.
- Add the apples and spices and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and stir in the rose water.
Watch the video of the recipe!
In general, the Warm Ayurvedic Spiced Apples are just the right breakfast when your digestive fire or Agni is weak, if you are feeling ill, or are just looking for ways to detox your body and feel lighter.
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! 🙂
P.S. Try to avoid the seeds, since they are toxic!
Monica Gisella xx
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