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Cooked apple is a traditional dish used in Ayurvedic nutrition – the ancient medical system of India. One of Ayurveda’s fundamental principles is that disease begins in the gut, and maintaining a healthy digestive system is fundamental for good health.
Now it seems the scientific research is catching up and there is evidence that a fibre-rich, whole foods diet, is incredibly important for digestive health.
Apple contains pectin, a polysaccharide that is high in fibre and can help regulate bowel movements and reduce inflammation caused by diarrhoea, constipation and irritable bowel disease.
Cinnamon has long been used medicinally in ancient cuisine. It has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and to reduce risk factors for heart disease. Both cinnamon and ginger are known for their powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, and they pair wonderfully with this delicious breakfast dish.
You will need:
- 1 organic apple sliced & cored.
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp coconut oil*
- 2 Tbsp cold water
- 4 walnut halves, chopped
- In a sauté pan melt the coconut oil over a medium heat. Add the cinnamon and ginger and allow to cook gently for a minute before tossing the sliced apple into the pan.
- Add the water and cook for about 15 minutes over a medium heat until the apple is softened. You can add more water to the pan if it gets too dry.
- In a separate pan toast the walnut halves for about 2 minutes and remove from the heat.
- To serve spoon the apple mixture onto a plate, sprinkle with the walnuts and add a dollop of dairy free coconut yogurt (I use CoYo coconut milk yogurt available in health stores and some supermarkets).
* You can find Optima Raw Virgin Coconut Oil in your local LloydsPharmacy
PAMELA RYAN | NUTRITIONIST | CORPORATE NUTRITION + YOGA