The Best Breakfast for Your Ayurvedic Dosha

Ayurvedic cooking, the ancient Indian practice of healing your body with food, is making a comeback. There are three different digestive types, called doshas: Vata (airy), Pitta and Kapha. If your stomach is upset or you feel anxious, chances are your dosha is imbalanced; you can fix that by eating for your dosha. We rounded up the ideal breakfast recipe for each type so you can get a head start.

The Ayurvedic Dinner Recipe You Should Make, Based on Your Dosha

golden milk overnight oats gluten free vegan recipe
The Bojon Gourmet

Vata (airy): Golden Milk Overnight Oats

When it’s a gross, chilly day outside, we’re guessing you’re bundled head to toe in wool—you always run cold, and shivering at your desk is on the bottom of your to-do list. That’s why your ideal breakfast is something hearty and full of warming spices. Enter this nourishing overnight oats recipe, made with turmeric, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. We recommend making a big batch ahead of time and gently rewarming before breakfast.

tofu scramble recipe
Sweet Peas and Saffron

Pitta (fiery): Tofu Scramble

Ah, Pitta, you wake up looking like you’ve spent hours at the spa and could go for a seven-mile run at the drop of a hat. Whatever you do, resist the urge to have a cup of joe: It’ll put you into overdrive. Instead, opt for a warm (but not piping hot), moderately heavy breakfast with astringent flavors. This tofu scramble—packed with protein, bitter veggies and very little fat—is just what you need.

blueberry ginger smoothie recipe
Erin McDowell

Kapha (earthy): Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

You’re not exactly a morning person, and the idea of waking up and cooking a huge breakfast feels like a chore. While you might very well be tempted to skip breakfast, resist the urge by consciously eating lighter dinners. It’s important for you to jump-start your energy as soon as you wake up, particularly with fresh, raw ingredients. This smoothie, packed with berries and spicy ginger, will put a zip in your step all day long.

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Heath Goldman

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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