The first meal that you eat after waking sets the energy and intention for how you will digest your food and experiences in the day to come. After a sound sleep, agni, digestive fire, is weaker and must be gently rekindled with simple, nourishing food. Grain, cooked into a soft porridge, is the perfect meal for breakfast.
A bowl of prana
We have a small hand grinder, called a FlicFloc, to turn whole oats into flakes. It attaches to the edge of your counter and takes just minutes (honestly, watch the video below) to create an abundance of wonderful flaked grain that cooks up faster and is easier to digest than whole groats.
You can use this hand grinder to make porridge out of a variety of grain: barley, kamut, wheat berries. Almost any grain makes a delicious porridge. The recipe is quite simple, and if you measure out everything the night before, you can turn on your porridge as you go through your morning routine and it will be ready when you are done.
Demonstration of FlicFloc hand grinder
Make this porridge your own
1 cup whole oats (sometimes called groats)
3 cups water
3 Tbsp. ghee
½ tsp. mineral salt
½ tsp. cinnamon powder
¼ tsp. clove powder
¼ tsp. ginger powder
Grind the oats to a flaky consistency. Add them to a pot with water, ghee, salt and other spices. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Add more water for a thinner porridge or use a little less if you prefer it to be thicker.