Breakfast is an essential meal for Vata and Pitta types. Kapha types may not be hungry till later in the morning and should wait for genuine hunger before eating!
Peeled almonds (rejuvenating), pistachios (tonifying), cashews (magnesium rich), dates (strengthen liver, used to treat alcoholics!); raisins (balance doshas). This drink is good at any time of the day or night! Soak nuts and dried fruit overnight or for at least two hours. Blend with ‘milk’ (or water used to soak) till chewy. Add rosewater, cardamon powder (sweet, calms, stimulates digestion) and saffron (cooling, tonifying, good for women, balances all doshas). Try ground fennel seeds (sweet, digestive, tones stomach) instead of saffron. You can add ‘sweetener’ according to taste though the dates are already sweet.
Points to Remember:
‘Milk’: In this recipe ‘milk’ can be taken as cow or goat’s milk, rice milk, almond milk or other milk substitute. Soya milk is less favoured unless it is very good quality (eg: Bonsoy) as it can be quite chalky and hard to digest. NB: Dairy milk from cows, goats does not combine well with many other foods such as bananas and other fruits, bread, meat, fish, yoghurt and sour foods.