6-Flavor Slimming Breakfast Sundae

Ayurveda is all about balance, and this breakfast parfait is the perfect balance of key flavors – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. The first four are quite common, but ayurvedic medicine also considers pungent and astringent tastes very important to treat cravings in a healthy way. Making sure all 6 flavors are incorporated into every meal helps to ensure brain signals are adequately met and you’re left feeling satisfied.

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  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup freshly ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup sesame seends
  • 20 almonds
  • 2 tbsp raisins, chopped dates or prunes
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% yogurt
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1 cup berries (frozen or fresh)
  • pinch of ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • mint for garnish


Mix the dry ingredients together.

Use 2 parfait glasses or your favorite see-through cups.

Layer 2 tablespoons, each of yogurt, dry ingredients mixture, bananas and berries.

Repeat layers until glass or cup is full.

Garnish, with mint, add a pinch of ginger & salt.