The perfect alchemy between flavor and medicine.
We have a tendency to think that our cravings are our enemies. But cravings are really profound messages to us from the body and if we know how to listen and interpret them, then we can learn a lot about ourselves. They communicate with us the things we are lacking emotionally and physically, our imbalances and our capacity to adapt to our environment.
As we move into the fall and winter seasons our body naturally starts craving warmer, more grounding foods and our cravings for sweeter things increase. By adding sweet vegetables into our diet we help balance that sweet craving and are less likely to choose other not so healthy sweet treats.
There is a lot going on in this recipe in terms of nourishment. We have the soothing rich protein of oats, combined with grounding sweet yams, warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper that promote blood flow and are anti-viral and the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric that help strengthen the immune system.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 inch ginger
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ turmeric powder
- ¼ cardamom
- ¼ cup diced sweet potato
- ¼ cup butternut squash
- 1 ½ cups activated almond milk
- 1 cup alkaline or purified water
- 1 tsp ghee
- Almond butter
- Raw honey
- Dash himalayan salt
- Dash black pepper
- 1.Mix all the ingredients in a pot.
- 2.Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for approx. 10-15 min. Until vegetables soften and the oats thicken. (Adjust the liquid for desired consistency).
- 3.Once the vegetables are soft, serve in a bowl, add 1 tsp of raw almond butter, honey to taste and finish of with a dash of turmeric and cinnamon powder.
Now you know why this is one of my favorite seasonal breakfasts? Once you mastered this recipe, which is super simple, you can adapt the vegetables to what is local and in season.