Hot Cereal for Kapha

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The light and dry, perfect-for-kapha grains in this mix (brown rice, corn, buckwheat and sorghum) are peppered with just the right amount of pungent spices to make this breakfast a lean, mean, start-your-day machine for us earth and water types.


  • 3/4 C water
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick, optional
  • 1/4 C Bobs Red Mill Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal
  • 1 T almond, hempseed, or rice milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  • Dash cayenne or fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw honey or frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries, optional


In a small saucepan, bring the water, ginger and optional cinnamon to a boil over high heat. Stir in the cereal and immediately reduce the heat to low. Stir continuously, until the cereal and water are well blended.

Cover and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Remove the cinnamon stick. Stir in the milk, remaining spices, and sweetener. Top with berries.

Recipe copyright Talya Lutzker and Talya's Kitchen, 2014