Reduces: Pitta & Vata
Best During: Summer, Fall & Winter
Ideal ayurvedic snack foods for people with a busy lifestyle are often hard to come by. These bars can be prepared a head of time, and carried around with Pitta and Vata types for a nutritious snack between meals or as a meal replacement.
Oats can be prepared to reduce any dosha. In general, dry oats (granola) are better for reducing pitta and kapha, and wet oats (oatmeal) are best for reducing Vata. These effects can be further influenced by the accompaniment of additional ingredients (spices, fruits, etc).
Oats, oat bran, and oatmeal contain a specific type of fiber known as <i>beta-glucan</i>. The beneficial effects of this special fiber are known to powerfully reduce cholesterol levels. Cinnamon and ginger help to nullify some of the heavy and cool affects in the oats, enhancing the digestibility of this snack for both pitta and vata types. Raisins are a superfood, possessing a nutrient dense powerhouse of antioxidants.
2 C Quick Oats
1 C Rolled Oats
1/2 C Maple Syrup
2 T Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ginger powder
1 Vanilla Bean, sliced & scraped
3/4 tsp Sea Salt
3 T Flax Meal
1 1/2 C Water
1/4 C Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 C Raisins
Preheat oven to 350 F. Light oil a 8” square baking pan.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and spread onto pan.
Bake for 45-minutes. Let cool and cut into squares. Store in a zip lock bag. Top with melted ghee if desired.