Raspberry Oats Muffins

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Raspberry Oats Muffins 

Slow down, spend time with family, cook/bake, eat and enjoy the season!
The winter solstice, which occurs around December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. This annual event marks the beginning of winter and is a significant time for many cultures and religions around the world.

The winter solstice is caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis in relation to its orbit around the sun. During the winter solstice, the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun, causing the Northern Hemisphere to receive less direct sunlight and longer periods of darkness. The opposite occurs during the summer solstice, which marks the longest day and shortest night of the year.

For many ancient cultures, the winter solstice held great spiritual and cultural significance. The ancient Romans celebrated the solstice with the festival of Saturnalia, while the ancient Egyptians held a festival called the "Feast of the Sun's Birth." The winter solstice is also significant in many Native American cultures, where it is often associated with the return of the sun and the beginning of a new solar cycle.
Here are the ingredients for the delicious Raspberry Oats Muffins. 
1.5 cups of fresh raspberries 
1 overripe banana
3 dried hibiscus 🌺flowers 
5 tbsp Ghee/melted butter/coconut oil 
1.5 cups yogurt/ any nut milk/ milk 
2 tsp Monk fruit extract
4 tbsp maple 🍁 syrup 
4 tsp rock candy powder/ sugarcane (optional) 
3 tsp all-purpose flour 
3/4 tsp baking powder 
2 tsp Redmill egg replacer 
3 tsp vanilla extract 
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 365 degrees. Sauté the fresh raspberries in ghee for 3-4 minutes. Add this mixture of cooked raspberries (after cooling down) and banana, hibiscus, and rock candy and process in a food processor together for 2-3 minutes until we’ll incorporated. 
Step 2. Add oats and process until coarse and we’ll incorporated. Then add all the remaining ingredients and process until we'll incorporated. 
Step 3. Place the cupcake liners in the cupcake baking tray and fill each about 3/4 and bake it for 18 minutes. 
Step 4. Take them out and place them on the cooling rack. Sprinkle some sugar powder and dried crushed raspberries. Enjoy for Christmas 🎄 morning breakfast. 
 Best when eaten warm with hot milk or tea. 
This recipe is good for all three doshas as it's baked with Ghee. 
MADHURA- Sweet taste is said to pacify Pitta and Vata, enhancing Kapha. So it's good to pair it with some hot teas for Kapha Prakriti. 
Enjoy Happy holidays 
Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine that originated in India and has been practiced for over 5,000 years. It is based on the belief that good health and wellness are achieved by maintaining a balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Ayurveda has a holistic approach to health and emphasizes the use of natural remedies, such as herbs and spices, to prevent and treat illness.

During the winter season, Ayurveda recommends taking steps to nourish and strengthen the body to support overall health and well-being. This includes following a diet that is rich in warming, nourishing foods such as soups, stews, and cooked grains. It is also important to prioritize self-care practices such as daily oil massages, warm baths, and relaxation techniques to support the body's natural detoxification process and maintain balance.

According to Ayurveda, the winter season is governed by the Vata Dosha, that leads to kapha imbalances such as excess secretion of mucus,. To maintain balance during this time, it is important to avoid foods that are heavy, oily, or excessively sweet, as they can exacerbate kapha imbalances and lead to congestion and sluggishness. Instead, opt for lighter, dryer foods that are easy to digest, such as steamed vegetables and legumes.

In addition to diet and self-care practices, Ayurveda also recommends incorporating herbs and spices into your winter routine to support overall health and well-being. Some examples include turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon, which have warming and immune-boosting properties.

Overall, following Ayurvedic principles during the winter season can help support overall health and well-being by nourishing the body, mind, and spirit and maintaining balance.

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