ROASTED COCONUT SESAME OATMEAL
How to Make Roasted Coconut Sesame Oatmeal
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, reduce heat and add the oil and the sugar. Let simmer while you prepare the oats.
2. Grind the oatmeal in a coffee grinder.
3. Dry roast the sesame seeds and coconut shavings on medium heat until they start to brown. Take care to stir frequently as they easily burn once they start to turn brown.
4. Mix the oatmeal with a cup of cold water. Add salt. Then add the oatmeal to the boiling hot water. Return to a boil stirring constantly. Cook until it reaches a soft, even, creamy consistency and has absorbed all of the water. Top with toasted coconut flakes and sesame seeds.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Enjoy the satisfying creaminess of piping hot oatmeal topped with the nutty aroma of roasted sesame and coconut. As the weather turns cool in early fall, your body seems to crave the hearty warmth of roasted nuts & grains. Here the bold & flavorful crunch of roasted coconut & sesame adds more than adventure. Sesame's natural warming properties make for a robust start to a hectic day, while coconut's sweetness is a stress-soothing balm on busy, bustling mornings. Life seems more comfortable after this rich, nourishing breakfast treat.
Healthy Comfort Food that Soothes Stress
With its unctuous silkiness and rich enticing aroma, coconut oil may be the ultimate 'neuron' comfort food. Its high content of quality fats nourish a sizzled nervous system, helping you meet daily challenges with less struggle. Your neurons are coated in a fatty layer called the myelin sheath, which guides nerve impulses and insulates the neuron from hyperactivity. When his fatty layer is dried out or deficient, your nerves will be easily agitated and anxious.
As it relaxes your nerves, you'll also find this breakfast a soothing balm for intense emotions. Hot emotions such as anger, impatience, and frustration are considered the result of a stressed liver in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. Moistened with fats and pleased by the sweet, comforting aromas of coconut and oats, your intense emotions are diffused before they arise, keeping you grounded, calm and collected throughout the day.
On the Mend
This dish is excellent for someone who feels depleted by the hustle & bustle of the work week, or even late nights of insomnia. If you are fatigued, or have had a rough day emotionally, this recipe is a cushion for your nerves and is restorative to your liver. Coconut oil contains healthy fats that are quickly and easily absorbed, digested, and metabolized by your body, making them ideal for nourishing the elderly, anyone with a delicate constitution or who feels fragile, and those recovering from a recent illness.
A bowl of oatmeal in the morning can help you stay regular while you are rebuilding your strength after an illness. Oatmeal is easy to digest and contains ample amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber to keep your bowels healthy. This is a comfort food that feels good on the way in, keeps you satisfied along the way, and feels good on the way out. Altogether it gives you a satisfaction that is 'marrow deep'.
Build Stamina, Feel Warm
Hearty oats, sesame, and coconut build strength and stamina - and who doesn't want to 'feel their oats?' Sesame restores your vigor and vitality on a chilly autumn morning. Its naturally warming and stamina building properties stick to your ribs and keep you feeling toasty. For those of you who are sensitive to cold, the addition of sesame seeds will warm you from your core.
While most nourishing foods depress metabolism, coconut is unusual in its ability to support the thyroid and improve metabolism. Dropping temperatures and unpredictable weather in the fall amplify worries and deplete the adrenals, which are bound to take a hard hit during stressful situations. Sesame seeds revive your sense of stability and stamina. Black sesame seeds in particular nourish exhausted, overworked adrenals.
AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT
Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances.
With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you.
Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature.
By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health.
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.
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Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Roasted Coconut Sesame Oatmeal
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.
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High Fiber Laxative
A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The large size of the stool stimulates peristalsis so the stool can pass more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydr
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Nerve Relaxant Grounding
Encourages 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. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
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, Makes Jittery
A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.
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Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.
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, Insoluble Fiber
Calcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Roasted Coconut Sesame Oatmeal
Almonds has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Bone-tonic, High-fiber-laxative, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Tonic
Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Tonic, Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy
Tahini has these Actions in Common
Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Tonic
Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common
Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Quenches-thirst, Demulcent, Nutritive, Satisfies-stomach, Makes-you-tired, Promotes-virility, Tonic
Sesame Oil has these Actions in Common
Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Livotonic, Skin-tonic, Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy
Jackfruit has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Nutritive, Satisfies-stomach, High-fiber-laxative, Quenches-thirst, Tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-burning, Wakes-you-up
Coconut Flakes has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Promotes-virility, Tonic, Livotonic, Raises-thyroid
Coconut Butter has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Promotes-virility, Tonic, Livotonic, Raises-thyroid
Coconut Cream has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Promotes-virility, Tonic, Livotonic, Raises-thyroid, Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy
Coconut Oil has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Brain-tonic, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Livotonic, Raises-thyroid, Tonic
Oats / Oatmeal
Oats / Oatmeal has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Nutritive, Appetite-suppressant, High-fiber-laxative, Relieves-burning, Builds-stamina, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Roasted Coconut Sesame Oatmeal
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener, Blood-tonic, Tonic, Brain-tonic, Wakes-you-up, Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Quenches-thirst, Skin-tonic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Tonic, Blood-tonic, Bone-tonic, Brain-tonic, Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Promotes-virility
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common
Tonic, Blood-tonic, Brain-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Relieves-burning
Vata Shirodhara Oil
Vata Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Brain-tonic, Demulcent
Bala has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Demulcent
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener, Tonic
Shatavari has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Stool-softener, Tonic, Demulcent, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Raises-thyroid, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Wakes-you-up, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Raises-thyroid, Stimulates-energy
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Wakes-you-up, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Tonic
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina
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John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel,
as well as public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem.
His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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Not worth all that toasting, and boiling! Much better eaten raw. I have raw oats soaked in milk (almond, soya, or other non-dairy milk) with fruit for breakfast every day. I add a teaspoon of ground linseeds, and a little ground apricot kernels (a cancer preventative_) but could also add some desiccated coconut and ground sesame seeds for a change. No need to do all that cooking! Porridge oats are better on their own if wanted as a hot dish, with milk and a little honey, or if Scottish, some salt!
- Amanda Walker, Moncarapacho 09-20-14
Delish. I just add 1 tsp coconut oil to my usual 1/4 cup oatmeal and raisins and it's a now bowlful of yumminess. Who knew such a small tweak would make such a difference?
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- Leah, Portland, OR 10-25-14
Yum - cooked it this morning with all ingredients but salt, sugar ( i substituted with 10 blue berries) & sesame seeds. I did add a little Cinnamon. Perfect for my pitta constitution.
The sugar is optional!
- Natalie Immel, Asheville, NC 11-12-14
You can order your Personal Recipe Book and will get it in a day. The number of recipes varies with each book. You will get breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to balance your specific conditions.
Warm, nourishing, and most importantly: easy to digest! I'm a vata/pitta combination with IBS and find comfort in this recipe. Highly recommend. I serve it with a little avocado on the side.
So glad it worked well for you!
Loved it, next time I will not use the sugar because the coconut makes it sweet already but it is delicious.