Ayurvedic Dosha and Diets
With a combination of the grounded Kapha but fiery Pitta in you, striking a balance in diets between these Doshas is crucial in this Ayurvedic type.
The good news for Kapha-Pittas is that we have the space to incorporate two diets of warm well seasoned and balanced food with moderate use of various oils. Some of the similarities from these two Doshas are the use of sweets fruits such as pears, mangoes, apples, plums with the avoidance of dried fruits. As a part-Kapha type, fruits should be eaten at restricted timings one hour before or after a meal and not in the evenings. Also, both Doshas incorporate bitter tasting vegetables in their diets. This includes cauliflower, celery, parsley, peas, sprouts, cabbage and lettuce. Finally, both Doshas prefer the use of cooked oats, barley, Basmati rice as a choice of grain and the use all legumes with the exceptions lentils and white beans.
Although Kapha-Pitta types may utilize nutrition from two Doshas, some contradictions may occur. For example, pitta diets encourages milk products and substitutes such as unsalted butter, ghee, goat milk, cow milk, cheese and even vegan choices of soy milk and tofu. However, Kapha diets requires an avoidance of cheeses and only limited quantities of reduced fat animal milk. The only exception would be soy milk for Kapha types. Another instance is the use of spices whereas Kapha diet encourages the use of all spices while Pitta diet only allows for certain spices such as cilantro, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom, fennel and some black pepper.
With the idea of a Sattvic diet which is mostly raw, organic and vegetarian that is in line with this Ayurvedic type; you can follow this simple, Apple cinnamon oats recipe for breakfast. It’s a quick, simple recipe for a healthy vegan breakfast that you have in less than 15 minutes!
Recipe (Serving Size for one)
1 cup Soymilk
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 tablespoon Organic honey
1/2 medium Apple (Peeled and Chopped)
1/4 cup of walnuts
- Mixed together apple, organic honey and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
- In another medium pan, heat up soymilk to a low boil over medium/high heat.
- Add in oatmeal and reduce heat to medium, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Transfer cooked oats to a bowl and add spiced Apple mixture to the oatmeal.
- Top it off with walnuts and drizzle more honey onto oatmeal if desired.