World’s BEST Oatmeal

Heaven on Earth!! Eeee! Okay in many places it’s the dead (or like I like to call “dread”) of winter. This hearty breakfast will leave you satisfied and sooo happy. If you are an oatmeal fan, you MUST make this oatmeal. Please trust me. I got the recipe from my Ayurvedic Vaidya (doc) and teacher, Arun Deva, and it’s AMAZING! I had a consultation with him last week and he added fabulous accessories to my otherwise routine oatmeal with ghee.

Get THIS! Here are the rules for the World’s BEST Oatmeal!
• Take 7 almonds and soak overnight in water. In the morning remove the peels (it’s easy). Peels are hard to digest so soaking and removing the peels is like giving our digestion a head start.
• Soak a small amount (10-15) of raisins overnight. Use organic raisins found in the produce dept. Soaking them adds moisture which eases digestion and eliminates raisin gassies. Skip Sunkist or Sunmaid brands, those have sulfur and other unnecessary crap added.
Use the raisin water to make your morning oatmeal (genius!). You can use slow oatmeal or if you are a fast American, use one packet of Trader Joe’s Organic Oatmeal.
Add the raisins and naked almonds to your oatmeal. Stir in brown sugar and ghee. OR use honey (but not honey + ghee). You can also add 1/2 banana, a handful of blueberries, 2 dates, or any combo of those! HEAVEN I say!

The key is to add a small amount of each thing, otherwise it’s just too big. Here we have a lovely balance of carbs, protein, and fats. We also have a good amount of iron, folic acid and anti-oxidants. Ayurvedically speaking this recipe will nourish ALL the dhatus (tissues): rasa (plasma), rakta (blood), mamsa (muscle), meda (fat), majja (bone marrow), and shukra (reproductive) and your body will hum along in harmony. Best for vatas and pittas, may be too heavy for kapha types.

AND if you choose to add ghee, guaranteed you will be a happy pooper. YAY!

 

12 Responses to World’s BEST Oatmeal

  1. Shivani says:

    Hey Monica – This recipe is magical. What I also do is add turmeric and ginger to make milk generally more compatible with my asthma condition.
    Also one quick thing – I don’t the water we soak nuts (almonds/raisins) is supposed to be consumed since the reason we soak nuts is so that excess heat is removed from these nuts….what are your thoughts..

    • Monica says:

      Hi Shivani! XO! Great idea with the tumeric and ginger – I’m so glad you love the recipe.

      Oh and thank you for asking – no, don’t drink the nut water. Soak the raisins and drink the raisin water :) That help?

  2. Jen says:

    Why no honey plus ghee? ;(

  3. Susan says:

    hiya,
    just curious why you say honey and ghee are a bad combo.
    as far as i know, that is only true in equal proportions.

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  5. colleen says:

    Would maple syrup be okay to use with ghee, soaked almond and raisins and/or dates? I know honey and ghee are not the best, but i do love maple syrup in my oatmeal!

  6. Olga says:

    This is a wonderful recipe! Thank you! I also add steamed apples with a pinch of cinnamon. Do you think it’s compatible with the oatmeal? (I am vata)

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  9. Hollie McTiernan says:

    I am going to try this tomorrow – it sounds great and is nicely balanced, nutritionally. Thanks for the tip!

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