Simple tricks to add Ayurveda to your breakfast (for busy women)

Adding Ayurveda into your breakfast routine is a wonderful way to start your day with balance and nourishment.

Here are some Ayurvedic breakfast ideas and tips to integrate Ayurvedic principles into your morning meal:

Warm Breakfasts

Ayurveda suggests starting your day with warm foods and beverages to support digestion. Opt for warm or room temperature options over cold ones.

Hydrate Mindfully

Begin your morning with a glass of warm water or herbal tea. You can add a slice of lemon or a pinch of grated ginger for added benefits.

Ayurvedic Tea

Prepare Ayurvedic teas like ginger tea or tulsi tea. These teas can stimulate digestion and provide a sense of warmth and comfort.


Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish made from mung dal (split yellow lentils) and rice, seasoned with spices like cumin, coriander, and turmeric. It’s easy to digest and balancing for all doshas. You can enjoy it with ghee or fresh cilantro.

Oatmeal with Spices

Make a warming oatmeal by adding spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg. These spices can enhance flavor and support digestion.

Fruit Bowl

Enjoy room temperature seasonal fruits like apples, pears, or berries. You can sprinkle them with a pinch of rock salt and a squeeze of lemon for a balancing touch.

Yogurt with Toppings

Choose plain, unsweetened yogurt and add toppings like sliced almonds, honey, or fresh fruit. Yogurt is cooling, so it’s especially suitable for Pitta types when combined with sweet fruits.

Smoothie Bowls

Create Ayurvedic-inspired smoothie bowls by using warm, cooked fruits like stewed apples or pears as a base. Add warming spices, nuts, and seeds for extra nutrition and flavor. See 3 Ayurvedic smoothie recipes here

Savory Options

Ayurveda also embraces savory breakfasts. You can prepare dishes like poha (flattened rice cooked with spices and vegetables) or upma (a savory semolina dish).

Herbal Supplements

Consider incorporating Ayurvedic herbal supplements, such as herbal supplements and ashwagandha, into your morning routine.

Mindful Eating

Practice mindful eating by savoring each bite, chewing thoroughly, and eating in a calm environment. This promotes better digestion and overall well-being.

Balancing Your Dosha

Adjust your breakfast choices to align with your dosha. For example, Vata types may benefit from warm and grounding options, while Pitta types should opt for cooling foods, and Kapha types may prefer lighter, spicier options.

Variety: Rotate your breakfast options to keep your meals interesting and ensure you’re receiving a variety of nutrients.

Remember that Ayurveda promotes individualization, so what works best for you may vary based on your constitution (prakriti) and current imbalances (vikriti). It’s a good idea to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner for personalized recommendations that suit your unique needs and goals.

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