Ojas building porridge

This nourishing and warming bowl porridge is a wonderful way to start your morning, especially during the cooler months of winter. It's also a great way to increase your ojas. What is ojas you ask? Well, Aurveda teaches us that ojas is your vital essence, and it plays a direct role in your immunity, energy, libido and vitality. So if you feel like you're lacking in any of these areas it may mean your ojas has been depleted. A person who has good ojas will have loads of energy, be glowing and vibrant and will rarely fall ill.  

Porridge 

  • 1/2 a cup of oats
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of water 
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 3 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric 
  • pinch of ginger
  • 1 tsp of almonds, roasted and chopped  
  • Honey to taste 

Stewed apples

  • 1/2 an apple, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups of water 
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 10-15 raisins 

Instructions

  1.  Place apple, water, cinnamon and raisins in a saucepan. Cooked on medium heat until the apple has broken down and stewed. Stirring and adding more water as necessary.
  2. Place oats, water, chia seeds, and dates in another saucepan. Cook on low to medium heat for around 20min.
  3. Once the oats have cooked, remove from heat and stir in ghee, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom, and ginger. Mix well.
  4. Top the oat mixture with the stewed apples, almonds, and drizzle with honey.

Enjoy! 

Peace & love

Andrea xox