This comforting breakfast is good enough for dessert. It’s great for balancing Vata as cooked fruit is really easy to digest and helps keep the body clean. This breakfast has a cooling effect due to the predominance of its sweet taste, so it’s an excellent start to any summer’s day.

Stewed Peaches with Dates, Cardamom and Almond Cream [Vegan]

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Serves

2

Cooking Time

30

Ingredients

  • 2 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and halved
  • 1 1/2 cups water, divided, plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons rice syrup
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Preparation

  1. In a large saucepan, mix together the peaches, dates, 1 cup of water, maple syrup, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon, and bring it to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer half the mixture to a blender or food processor and process it until pureed.
  4. Return it to the pan and stir well.
  5. Place the almonds, remaining 1/2 cup water, rice syrup, and lemon juice in a food processor and process until it’s smooth and creamy.
  6. Add more water if needed.
  7. Serve the peach mixture warmed in bowls with the almond cream mixture drizzled on top.

Notes

- Dosha Adaptations: The recipe is written for Vata. - Pitta: Remove the ginger and add 1 tablespoon (5 g) unsweetened coconut flakes when cooking. - Kapha: Substitute raisins for the dates and add a pinch of cloves.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 814 | Carbs: 74 g | Fat: 54 g | Protein: 25 g | Sodium: 2 mg | Sugar: 50 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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