Hi, I’m Karen Taylor, acupuncturist, herbalist, and big-time foodie.
Welcome to another episode of Karen Taylor Vision.
My favorite thing is eating congee, sharing how to make it, and teaching what makes it so good for you. The secret is that it’s warm, cooked, and easy to digest. It’s delicious and soothing for sure. Today's 1 minute video shows you how to make DIY congee.
Coconut Mango Congee is on the menu for tomorrow morning, so I’m putting it together now, the night before.
Congee can be an exact science or you can wing it and enjoy the variation. Today, I’m finding my happy medium. But I've made congee thousands of times over 25 years, so measure away if that's your style or until you get your bearings.
All this water is key to hydrating your entire body, softening the fiber, soothing the stomach, and gently cleaning the intestines.
Fist of all, add the grains and seeds.
Organic brown basmati-very low glycemic index for a grain. Won’t cause blood sugar spike and crash like refined carbs and many other whole grains.
Chia Seeds are an amazing superfood that are very hydrating. Chia absorbs up to 12 times their volume in water. Packed with healthy omega fatty acids that beautifully withstand the heat of a slow-cooker, chia is a great addition to congee.
Next, a pinch of pink Himalayan salt because a little salt is good to bring out the flavors and is good for most people. This pink salt is so beautiful and also has a bunch of extra minerals.
I love mango! This is some superb organic unsulphured fabulously delicious mango. This is dried. Fresh is always great too.
Finally, add 6 times water to grains. All this water is key to hydrating your entire body, softening the fiber, soothing the stomach, and gently cleaning the intestines.
Stir, Cover, Plug in, Turn to low . It's that easy. Your DIY congee cooks while you sleep.
Tomorrow we’ll see what delicious treat awaits in the morning.
One of the benefits for me of starting The Breakfast Cure is that I’ve sourced all these amazingly delicious ingredients and now I’m eating them every day and loving it. Plus, I get to have congee the extra lazy way with the pre-made bundles! The nuts really are the best. When you make congee at home with my DIY Congee Recipes, whatever you do, shop around for nuts that taste amazing and are not rancid. Bad nuts taste bad and are bad for you. Most nuts fall into this category.
Healthy fats are crucial for good health and taste delicious. Your brain needs it. All your cells need it. Don’t be afraid of good fats like this yummy coconut butter. This is whole coconut so I’m using a whole tablespoon for one person. It contains the fat as well as the meaty flesh of the coconut.
Today I'm making Apple Spice Congee, a perfect Autumn breakfast. Just when you need more time in the morning, Breakfast Cure delivers. Simply put all the ingredients in the crock pot the night before and your morning is suddenly more spacious, your day more balanced and your energy more even.
DIY Apple Spice Congee Demo. Easily make delish healthy breakfast overnight while you sleep. Learn how today.
Learn how to easily make delicious overnight breakfasts with healthy whole grains, organic fruits, healthy fats, herbs, spices and more. Follow my recipes or get creative and find your favorite way to let breakfast cook while you sleep.
Why not try some warm, comforting Breakfast Cure recipes to spice up your mornings?
I wasn't too excited about eating a porridge for breakfast. I did not think it would sustain me for the morning. But it takes away all the hassle of figuring out what to make in the morning. It's also really easy to digest and feels really nourishing.
I loved it--I loved the variety of flavor profiles and how full and satisfied I felt after eating. It was so nice to come downstairs in the morning and have a delicious breakfast waiting for me.
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I love how Breakfast Cure recipes are both deeply hydrating and at the same time soothe and regulate digestion. Bonus - this prevents and even eliminates bloating.
Here in Oregon we have amazing pears and hazelnuts. Fresh pears make a wonderful breakfast. Soft and lightly sweet, pears mix naturally with soft, soothing slow cooked grains.
Pears are so juicy and add to the hydrating quality of any congee breakfast. The whole grains cook slowly overnight absorbing 6 times the water!
Because it's warm and well cooked, it's super comforting for the body and soul PLUS, as an acupuncturist, I always recommend a warm cooked breakfast for increasing metabolism, digestion and therefor energy.
That's why I say "The Breakfast Cure unlocks time and energy"
New to making congee for breakfast? Be sure to download my quickstart guide for the best results the first time you make a Breakfast Cure recipe.
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Download your free recipe & make Ginger Pear Breakfast Cure Congee at home! Hydrate-improve digestion-feel great!
Hydrate with whole grains? 5:1 water in Breakfast Cure meals. Super easy & healthy #glutenfree
Get started today making an easy healthy breakfast with ingredients in your home. Use a small crock pot – one quart per serving. 2-3 is perfect for 2 servings. Leftovers are delicious.
It only takes a minute to put your whole grains, spices, fruits or whatever sounds good into the crock and add water. The best part is that you get to sleep while your breakfast cooks itself and then wake up to the delicious smell of your success.
Keep it simple or get creative. It’s up to you.
Didn’t come out perfect the fist time? No problem. It gets better every time you make congee. Really! Did it cook too fast, too long, run out of water. Make small adjustments and then it becomes natural.
Create a positive habit of getting breakfast in the crock the night before and you are on your way to a Breakfast Cure.
Have a good suggestion for how you remember to make your congee the night before? I’d love to hear about it. Please share in the comments below.