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Jazzing up my morning oatmeal

I am a firm believer in the healing benefits of food. The choices we make when we plant our gardens in the spring, the aisles we frequent in the grocery and the decision to eat in a certain restaurant is one of the ways to healing our physical bodies. My daughter and I did a cleanse in October 2016 and since that time I have been eating as clean as I ever have. The cleanse we participated in was The Colorado Cleanse. It keeps your dominant dosha in mind throughout the whole 2 week process. Since mid-October I have been eating oatmeal for breakfast. It feels good in my body, grounding me and nourishing me in many ways. I have become very creative with the ingredients I add to my breakfast cereal. Some days I put dried fruit in it, other days I add some nuts and I also experiment with seeds. On this particular morning I made a “syrup” to pour over the top and I had to share with you this easy recipe. If you have a few too many bananas laying around this is a great way to use them. The recipe comes from the The Chopra Center Cookbook. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Blueberry Banana Syrup

1 tsp ghee

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries  (I used huckleberries that I picked last season)

1 cup sliced bananas

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 Tbsp apple, orange or lemon juice

1 tsp arrowroot powder

2 Tbsp maple syrup

Heat the ghee in a small saucepan. Add the blueberries, bananas, nutmeg, cloves and juice. Simmer for 3-5 minutes is you are using fresh berries, 5-8 minutes for frozen berries. To thicken the sauce, dissolve the arrowroot powder in 1 tablespoon of water, add to the berries and stir until a smooth consistency is achieved. Add the maple syrup just before serving. Pour over breakfast cereal and Enjoy!


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