How to Make Quinoa, Walnut & Date Warm Cereal
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
1. Chop walnuts. In a medium saucepan, dry roast walnuts on medium heat until browned. Meanwhile, chop dates.
How Can Quinoa, Walnut & Date Warm Cereal Make You Feel Great?
Protein Packed for Reduced Sugar CravingsQuinoa Walnut Date Warm Cereal is a sturdy breakfast that can help curb carb cravings and so you maintain a healthy weight. Often, carbohydrate and sugar cravings are protein cravings in disguise. If you crave carbs, make quinoa your first choice. Quinoa provides the satisfaction of carbohydrates, but also feeds your hidden protein craving. Quinoa offers more protein than any other whole grain in a nice, easy to digest package. Its high quantity of protein coupled with walnuts sustains the hot, demanding appetite of pitta, while the grounding warmth makes vata feel stable and strong. Quinoa is light and slightly scraping, making it a choice grain for kaphas.
Blood BuildingQuinoa is rich in iron, and restores strength to deficient blood. It contains more calcium than milk, and is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, strengthening kidney yang. Magnesium relaxes and nourishes the heart and muscles, while it promotes heart function.
Nourishing After IllnessThe simple and satisfying "pseudo-grain" known is especially attractive for those with weak digestion or recovering from illness. It is high in fiber, soothing to the digestive tract, and slightly cooling, relieving inflammatory conditions. Plus it is free of gluten, a common allergen found in wheat and other grains, which contributes to its digestibility and increasing popularity.
The Warmth Of WalnutsNourishing, warm and drying, walnuts are just what you need on a cold, damp day. Their textured crunch perks you up. Walnuts are stimulating and feed the brain, empowering you to start the day on point. Their richness gives this dish a rustic, hearty feel. Frazzled nerves become a distant memory as walnuts seep their way into your cells. Like many brown colored nuts, the brown coating on walnuts is full of tannins. Tannins are astringent, provoking Vata. You can feel this astringency as a tightening or rough effect on your tongue. For better tasting, less astringent walnuts soak them in water overnight and drain. Roasting walnuts also destroys their astringency while preserving crunchiness.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Quinoa, Walnut & Date Warm Cereal Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
Energy Vitality Strength:
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
CALMS-HEARTAn herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
Kidney & Urinary:
KIDNEY-TONICAn herb that strengthens the kidneys.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
Lung and Sinus:
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
BRAIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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