Ayurveda, Nutrition, Recipe Ideas, Vata Dosha

Vata-balancing breakfast recipe: Delicious Oatmeal with nutritional extras!

May 2, 2020
vata balancing oatmeal recipe

Are you looking for a delicious breakfast recipe to keep your vata in balance?

If you need to keep your Vata in balance, this delicious grounding recipe with oats is a classic choice with a yummy flavorsome twist! This oatmeal aims to satisfy you need for flavor, but also gives you lovely comforting and grounding feelings too. It’s a brilliant recipe for breakfast as it’ll give you lots of slow-release energy for the day ahead too!

How do you know if your Vata dosha is out of balance?

OK, let’s start with the basics… How do you know if your vata is out of balance? Usually when vata is out of balance, it can cause anxiety, headaches, dryness, and indigestion. It’s also know to cause loss of menstruation in women, and arthritis pain in older people. Often, a vata imbalance can happen around autumn – so that’s worth keeping note of and paying attention to the signs of imbalance during that time of year.

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My favorite vata balancing breakfast… The recipe!

OK, onto the good stuff! The actual recipe! These are the items you’ll need:


  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • Small piece of fresh ginger (roughly chopped – to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp tahini
  • A handful of your favorite fruit

You’ll notice that this grounding oatmeal recipe contains 3 brilliant Ayurvedic ingredients – which all have unique health benefits of their own. There are some serious amazing foods in this recipe, such as; flax seeds, cinnamon and tahini – all really beneficial to your health!

The method – the easy bit!

OK, here’s the method to making this amazing vata-balancing oatmeal recipe! This is the easy bit – this great recipe doesn’t take long to make at all! You go from 0-delicious in about 10 minutes.

Step 1: Pop the water, oats, ginger, and spices (with the exception of the cardamom) into a small or medium saucepan.

Step 2: Mix well inside with a wooden spoon, and make sure all the spices have dissolved.

Step 3: Cook until creamy.

Step 4: Take off heat and stir in the cardamom.

Step 5: Top with tahini and flax seeds and the ghee – then ENJOY!!

Bonus step: If you fancy including some fruit, you can top off with some of your favorite fruit slices (or whatever is in season). Strawberries are lovely, so are kiwis!

And that’s it – I hope you enjoy it!

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