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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
2019.7.19 | Namita Kurokawa

Every Friday during my training in India, we did our yogic cleanses. We called it Kriya Friday.

To pass on the tradition, and for our students to deepen their yogic practice, we decided to incorporate that into our monthly schedule.

 

Jala Neti

Our main focus is cleansing techniques. We are starting it off slowly by doing the classic Jala Neti and Sutra Neti (the two nose cleansing techniques). By clearing up the nasal passage, it helps remove impurities and dirt. It also has a significant role in improving the presence of the mind.

 

Kapalbhati

We move onto Kapalbhati. Kapalbhati is both a pranayama (breathing technique) as well as kris (cleansing technique). Kapalbhati is part of the ‘shat kriya’ which refers to the six cleansing techniques. It has the benefit of remove toxins from the body. Kapal means forehead and bhati means to shine. It also has the benefit of clearing the mind. 

 

Uddiyana Bandha

We also practice Uddiyana Bandha and Nauli, where it massages the internal organs and lower abdomen area, stimulates the digestive fire and removes toxins, indigestion and constipation. Yes, we know, it looks weird, but has so many benefits!

 

Others

Trataka is also type of cleansing technique of the eyes. In the future, we hope to practice Dhouti (instestine Cleansing) and Vasti (Rectum Cleansing). Stay tuned!

 

 

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

 

On a different note, we also serve homemade breakfast after this workshop. Due to high demand, we decided to post our recipe on our blog every now and then 🙂 ENJOY!

 

INGRIDENTS

3 cups rolled oats or old fashioned oats

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 large eggs

1/4 cup honey

1 cup bananas mashed

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup milk

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl combine the oats, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.

3. In a medium bowl combine eggs, honey, mashed bananas, vanilla, milk and coconut oil.

4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until combined, do not overmix.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips.

6. Scoop batter evenly into prepared muffin tin.

7. Bake for 30 minutes or until set and the tops are slightly brown.

8. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove to cool completely.

Founder and Yoga Instructor at Nami Yoga Studio.
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