International Yoga Day - Start Your Day With Yogic Breakfast
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As the world embraces the art of holistic well-being, International Yoga Day continues to gather momentum and captivate individuals from all walks of life. Celebrated annually on June 21st, this auspicious day has become a global platform for promoting physical, mental, and spiritual wellness through the practice of yoga. With its profound benefits permeating every aspect of life, yoga has touched millions of hearts, inspiring them to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

In the spirit of this transformative occasion, International Yoga Day 2023 encourages us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-care right from the break of dawn. What better way to kick-start your day than with a yogic breakfast, a nourishing and mindful meal that harmonises body and mind? By intertwining the principles of yoga and nutrition, we can optimise our well-being and set a positive tone for the rest of the day. Here are 4 Yogic breakfast options for you to start your day on a healthy note.

Sattvik Smoothie Bowl

Prepare a smoothie bowl using a variety of seasonal fruits like berries, bananas, mangoes, or papayas. Blend the fruits with a splash of plant-based milk or yogurt until smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture into a bowl and top it with nourishing ingredients like chia seeds, flaxseeds, shredded coconut, and a sprinkle of nuts. This light and refreshing breakfast is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre.

Whole Grain Porridge with Fresh Berries

Recipe - Eat Simple Food

Choose a whole grain such as oats, amaranth, or quinoa, and cook it with water or plant-based milk. Add a touch of sweetness with a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup. Once the porridge is cooked, top it with a handful of fresh berries, which are rich in antioxidants. You can also enhance the flavour by adding a pinch of cinnamon or cardamom. This breakfast provides sustained energy and fibre, keeping you satiated throughout the morning.

Herbal Tea with Sprouted Bread and Nut Butter

Begin your day with a calming herbal tea, such as chamomile or green tea. Stay away from milk tea as Ayurveda believes it is a bad food combination. Pair your herbal tea with a slice of sprouted grain bread, which is easier to digest and rich in nutrients. Spread a dollop of almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter on the bread for healthy fats and protein. This combination offers a balanced breakfast, aiding digestion and providing essential nutrients.

Sprouted Moong Bean Salad

Create a refreshing and protein-packed salad using sprouted moong beans as the base. To sprout the moong beans, soak them overnight and then drain and rinse them in the morning. Toss the sprouted moong beans with finely chopped vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, and bell peppers. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. This light and nutrient-dense breakfast provides a good balance of fibre, vitamins, and minerals.