Ayurvedic Porridge

I love my Ayuredic detoxes mostly because of this delicous porridge!!

It is is lightly sweet and spicy, warm, and creamy! As a Vata type person, this is what satisfies me in the morning! I learned this long years of trial and error of various breakfats. This bowl has healthy fats, complex carbs and plant based protein and it feels good from the divine smell to the light feeling in tummy!

Here is my recipe but you can play around with the ingredients at home!


1 teaspoon of ghee or coconut oil

1/2 cup quinoa or millet flakes or gluten free oats

1/3 cup coconut shreads

1-2 tablespoon of freshly grounded flax seeds and/or chia seeds

1 tablespoon of pumpkin or sunflower seeds or peacans

3/4 cup of plant based milk (I prefer almond) and maybe more

1/4 cup of water or juice of seasonal compote

If you are not using the seasonal compote, then a pinch of cinnamon, cardamom and ginger

Optional: 1 teaspoon of almond paste or any other nut paste


  1. In a small pan melt the ghee and add the quinoa flakes, coconut shreds, pumpkin or other seeds and spices. Toast them all 1 minute and just smell this divine taste already!

  2. Add the flax or chia seeds

  3. Add the milk and water (or compote juice), stir well, lower the heat and simmer for 10-15 miuntes.

  4. Serve with your nutbutter or a drizzle of honey/maple syrup or add a few slices of cooked fruits from your seasonal compote.

  5. Garnish with coconut shreads

You can also make this porridge overnight by adding everything together and keeping them in airtight jar in your fridge. Next morning, you can melt the ghee and warm your porridge in about 2-3 minutes!

I prefer to cook in the morning as I love the smell as the spices and grains meet each other with fire!

I also make myself an omelette if my day is busy with yoga teachings and daily errands, making sure I have enough energy to get me going.

Enjoy this rich and healthy start of the day!

If I am doing an Ayurvedic detox, I follow this breakfast with kitchari lunch and vegetable soup dinners. You can read more about my Ayurvedic detox here.

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