Cooked Apples, pear with Cloves

Start the day with a stewed apple to build appetite for lunch, stimulate regular bowel movements, increase vitality,  alertness, and provide a light but satisfying start to the day.

This is good for Vata and kapha. For pitta we can leave out cloves.

1 whole fresh, sweet apple, 1 pear cored and peeled

3 whole cloves

small piece of Cinnamon stick

¼ teaspoon of Cardamom pwd

1-2 dates (optional)

Sliverred almonds

1/4 cup of purified water


Dice apple into small pieces. Add cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, apples and water in a covered pot. Cook apples in 1/4 cup of water until they are soft. Discard the cloves and Cinnamon stick, cool slightly, and enjoy.

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