Say hello to Turmeric Golden Oats. It’s not your average oatmeal. Enjoy this antioxidant-rich breakfast to start your day feeling grounded. It’s a classic go-to for the colder months, especially for those feeling Vata imbalances like anxiety, stress, gas, bloating and constipation. I often make this when I travel or am on the road. This particular recipe is packed with super foods. Turmeric is a well-loved staple in the Ayurvedic arsenal of healing spices. Various Studies cite that this root has tremendous benefits. It is said to be a natural inflammatory, boost immunity, encourage proper digestion, balance hormones, and reduce cancer risk among other healing properties. The blueberries and goji berries are great for gut health and support regular elimination. Best part? It’s quick to make and easy to adapt for your preference.
Time: 10 min
Please feel free to modify the quantity to your liking
1 part whole oats - For a solo serving I give myself ¼ cup
1.5-2 parts of unsweetened almond or coconut milk
½ tsp ghee or coconut oil
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp grated ginger or ground ginger
Coconut flakes to sprinkle
Blueberries to sprinkle
Goji berries to sprinkle
A pinch of salt + pepper
Optional: 1 tsp of raw honey or maple syrup
Optional to top with some:
· A sprinkle of goji berries + coconut flakes
· Crushed or slivered Almonds
· ¼ tsp ground flaxseed
· 1 chopped Medjool date
· A splash of almond milk if you like yours a little more soupy
Bring milk + oats to a boil
Reduce to a simmer + add all ingredients: coconut oil or ghee, vanilla extract, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, coconut flakes, blueberries, goji berries, a pinch of salt + pepper
Cover + cook until oats are tender - roughly 5 minutes. Feel free to add more milk or water if desired.
Remove from stove. Top with desired ingredients.
Serve + enjoy!
Modify for your Dosha
Vata: Add extra sweet + warming spice. The Medjool dates are grounding and considered a “Sattvic” or pure and clean food by the Ancient Yogis. A larger amount of oil, milk, or cinnamon will all help nourish Vata.
Pitta: Use maple syrup over honey, top with coconut flakes for a cooling + nourishing touch.
Kapha: Kick up the spice with extra ginger. Use smaller portions of ghee or oil and sweetener.