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Winter Chia Bowl

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Winter calls for a nourishing diet which will not aggravate the Kapha & Vata Doshas. Both being cold in nature, the food we eat should have the opposite warming qualities. As we tend to be physically less active, movement and circulation are impaired. The cold and damp outside lower our metabolism (Agni in Ayurveda), create stagnation and blockages and often gets us to eat emotionally.

This recipe has the advantages of providing the nourishment our bodies and mind need through the winter without the heaviness. Chia seeds are recommended for those overweight. It provides a great source of protein, triggers our ability to an efficient digestive process and prevent us from stocking up the unwanted (fat and toxins).

For more on your ayurvedic winter diet, you can visit "Winter Balance: an Ayurvedic Regimen" where you'll find all the tips necessary to a healthy winter diet and lifestyle.

Here is the recipe for a satisfying breakfast of exotic spices, nourishing chia and waming nuts. Enjoy!


  • Toppings: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds or/and coconut flakes, raisins, Honey (1 tbsp per pot)

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp of ground cardamon

  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 pinch of saffron

  • 2 tsp chopped nuts (almonds)

  • 1.5 cups plant milk (coconut milk, or coconut cream diluted in water or almond milk- for those overweight, you can also use oat milk)

How to

  1. Mix the chia, spices and milk.

  2. Cover and let it soak for an hour

  3. Leave in the fridge overnight or 3-5 hours (Stir at leats once mid way if possible)

  4. Leave at room temperature for 1 hour.

  5. Add the toppings


  • if you have stomach ulcers or IBS, these spices will be too strong. Instead replace with cumin, coriander and add some brown sugar.

  • Do not be shy when using honey, despite its sweet taste, honey is a great digestive and calory burner recommended in obesity and weight loss

  • If you use animal milk, then do not mix fresh fruits. It is best to use plant based milk if you do.

  • Do not eat cold straight out of the fridge

  • Cinnamon and cardamon are great spices to lower blood sugar in Diabetes


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