Steel-cut Oats w/ Cinnamon Stewed Fruits

At the start of the day, sometime between 6am and 10am, our digestive fire (agni) is quite low, and it’s not easy for most bodies to digest a big breakfast. This is why it's best to eat an easily digestible meal that nourishes the body by giving it the fuel it needs, without overwhelming it. One of my favorites warms not only the body, but the senses as well. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 6 dried figs, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or Herb-Infused Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons almond slivers
  • almond milk 
  • figs (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Bring 3 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot. Add steel cut oats, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15- 20 minutes, or until oats are soft and chewy.

While oats are cooking, prepare apples and figs by dicing into small pieces. Add to a frying pan with ghee and cook over low heat, stirring regularly.

After about 5 minutes of cooking fruit, add cinnamon and almond slivers. Continue to cook until fruit is soft.

Once oats and fruit are both cooked, serve with a splash of almond milk and some fresh figs (if you please!)

Additional toppings to consider: chia seeds, shredded coconut, goji berries, dried mulberries, dried golden berries, bananas, pumpkin seeds, pecans, dried cranberries, pears.

Sachi Doctor

Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.