[recipe] Everyday Cereal Recipe





Everyday Cereal


This recipe comes to you from Kate O' Donnell's first cookbook The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook. Everyday cereal is easy, healthy and fit for each season. Grains are extremely nutritional and help with digestion. This dish can be paired with different fruits and nuts, depending on the season. 

For the recipe you will need grain of choice, liquid of choice, pressure cooker, slow cooker or large pot, coconut oil or ghee, cinnamon or other spices of your choosing (try the sweet spice mix suggested below), nuts of your choosing, and dried or fresh fruit of your choosing. Using your pressure cooker, you will want to add all your ingredients, then select the porridge setting. Allow your cereal to cook for 5 min in a sauce pan or until it begins to steam. I typically like my cereal to be full of different textures, but if you desire a smoother consistency, you can use a hand blender to mix everything together

Here is Kripalu's recipe for a Sweet Spice Mix, or you can make your own variation:

Sweet Spice Mix

  • ¼ cup cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cardamom

Ingredient recommendation for Spring Cereal

  • 2 cups of amaranth or rye 
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp  raisins or chopped prunes and flax seeds
Ingredient recommendation for Summer Cereal
  • 2 cups of quinoa or barley  
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp of sliced peaches and/or blueberries
  • 1/2 a tsp of ground fennel seeds
Ingredient recommendation For Fall Cereal
  • 2 cups of oats or bulgar wheat 
  • 1 cup of Almond milk
  • 3 tbsp of grated apple or dried apricots and chopped almonds
  • 1 tbs of Ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of Sweet Spice Mix  

Ingredient recommendation For Winter Cereal

  • 2 cups of oats or bulgar wheat
  • 1 cup of cows milk 
  • 3 tbs of chopped apples and/or chopped dates
  • 1 tbs Ghee
  • 2 tsp of Sweet Spice Mix

borealis briefly | April 1, 2020




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You're doing great!

We feel you. We feel all of you out there doing the best you can. And we want you to know that you're doing great. 

We've heard from many of you that you could use some help with your routine, since everything is different and new. 

We've got you. First, read this blog post from last November. I promise, it will help solve a lot.

Emilie is offering a free 30 Day Meditation Challenge April 1st - 30th. Meditation can be a great way to help your body and mind manage stress, especially when life feels chaotic. The key is practice, so Emilie will guide you throughout the month with hopes of helping now and in the future.

Many of you have asked how you can help during the health crisis. Read on for ways to support our local yoga community. We are so grateful to each of you.

Stay strong. Keep moving. You've got this.

All my best,
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We are so grateful for all the calls, emails and messages asking how we are doing. Many of you are wondering how you can help borealis and our amazing team of wellness professionals.

The best way to support us and other small businesses is to continue to use our services, and being our beloved customers. Join our Online Membership, and share it with your family, friends and colleagues. Write a review on Google to share with others how much you love borealis and your other favorite businesses.

Check out this page on the borealis website to connect with some of our team members and their personal projects. You might want to book a Zoom Reiki session with Josh. Or check out Yinh's Stay Scary podcast.

Cheer-leading is encouraged and helps more than you know. If you are so moved and able, you are welcome to send donations through Venmo to @borealisyoga, which will be distributed to the team members who are working to share their gifts with you in our Online Membership while our studio is closed. 

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9:30 am Gentle with Greta 

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Immunity BOOSTING practices and recipes!Immune Boosting Practices and Recipes for Spring

Check out our blog post with tips and recipes to boost your immune system. And join Danielle for Sundays in the kitchen on our IGTV channel on Instagram.

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Immunity BOOSTING practices and recipes!

The transition to Spring can be really tricky for many people. With the weather quickly shifting from cold to warm to freezing to hot, our immune systems can tank easily. Check out these tips from Veronica Wolff-Casey, our in-house Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, on how to keep your immune system strong during this time of year.

Check out the video tips from Veronica

  • Sleep, sleep and sleep some more! Being rested will ensure a stronger immune system.
  • Wake up at the same time every day, and scrape your tongue! Scraping your tongue is an Ayurvedic practice. It removes gross gunk that sits in your mouth all night. Guess what's in that gunk? Yep, you guessed it, bacteria. Get rid of it before you do anything else, except sleep, sleep first then remove the gunk.
  • Rinse your hands, face, eye and nose when you wake up in the morning.
  • Move! Get outside and breathe the fresh air, or do some gentle yoga. Whatever you do, please, move your body.
  • Eat well-cooked, well-spiced and warm seasonal food. Veronica always says that our health is determined by our digestive system, so we need to care for our digestion. Try making kitchari, a simple dish of rice and split mung beans that's easy on your digestive system. Here's a recipe for you.
  • Minimize dairy, wheat, and cold foods and drinks. This won't help, and will actually reduce your ability to digest things properly, which can make your immune system tank.
  • Meditate and keep your nervous system calm and regulated.

Try the tea recipes below. They are recommended for Kapha season, because they get things moving in the body. Try a warm cup about 15-20 minutes before you eat dinner, or after, if you feel you've eaten too much. The teas both have a warming and digest effect, and can help digestion and relieve gas and bloating.

Ginger tea:

Boil water in your tea kettle and put dried ginger in a mug. Allow it to steep for 5-8 minutes and drink up.

Black Pepper Tea:

Boil water in your tea kettle and put a few black pepper corns in a mug. Allow it to steep for about 5 minutes, and drink up. With black pepper, a little goes a long way, and you may be able to use the same peppercorns to steep another cup.