Warm Fruit & Flax Breakfast Compote

A simple, warming breakfast that I love on a cool morning. This dish helps to nourish and ground the body and to build ojas (immunity, strength, radiance).

Flax seeds are sattvic in nature, rich in Omega-3s. They balance the hormonal system and cholesterol levels, and help suppress the appetite, move the bowels and treat obesity. However, flax seeds can quickly go rancid once ground. I recommend buying them the whole seeds (not pre-ground), grind a week’s supply and store in the fridge. If you need to buy pre-ground, store them in the freezer.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 organic apple or pear
  • 3 dried apricots, organic and unsulphured (you can also use other dried fruit, such as raisins, figs, etc. )
  • ½ teaspoon real cinnamon powder
  • ½ teaspoon clove powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 10 almonds (optional to soak and peel overnight) or 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seeds

Instructions

Place water in a small pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Add apple, apricots, spices and almonds and reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes. When cooked, remove from heat and add the flax seeds, and ghee . If you are using hemp seeds instead of almonds, add them at the end. You may need to add a little cool water if the flax seeds make your dish dry.

Serve warm.