Barely Dates and Honey Medley- Eating From the Kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


Barley Dates and Honey Medley Breakfast

Dear Readers!

I love having this barley magic for breakfast, it keeps you full for longer. It is adequate in calories and full of super goodness.

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“Whenever a person of the family of Muhammad (SAW) fell sick then it was ordered that the barley gruel should be prepared for him. Then Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to state it(barley) removes the grief of the patients heart, removes its weakness as any of you removes the dirt from your face after washing it”. (Ibn Maja)

Health Benefits of Barley in Eating Disorder Recovery

Barley has numerous health benefits. It is known for its ability to help alleviate diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. It is also effective against diseases like atherosclerosis,diabetes, insulin resistance etc. Barley is high is soluble fiber and can reduce blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels. It is also easy on your digestive system.

Magic of Honey In Recovery- Qur’an mentions honey as a ‘healing for humankind’

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Quran is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Quran and honey.” Sahih Bukhari

Honey benefits in Eating Disorder Recovery

 Honey is full of super goodness, antioxidant and immune boosting properties for our body and health.  It will help your body to fight infection, and will help in tissue healing.

Eating Disorder Recovery and Digestive Problems- Miracle Honey also helps reduce inflammation and can be used for treating digestive problems such as indigestion, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis.

Dates- benefits in Recovery

Dates are also rich in natural fibres contain oil, calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium. In other words, one date is a minimum of a balanced and healthy diet.

 Dates and date palms have been mentioned in the Holy Qur’an 20 times, thus showing their importance. The Prophet likened a good Muslim to the date palm, saying, “Among trees, there is a tree like a Muslim. Its leaves do not fall.”

Struggling with sugar cravings? Eating dates is one of the most effective ways to stop sugar cravings. They are full of amazing health benefits, too.

Barely Dates and Honey Medley


Cooking time: 1 hour


1 1/3 cups water
1/4 cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained
3 pitted dates
¼ cup almond milk, soy milk or semi skimmed milk

1 -2 TBSP Honey


Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Add pinch of salt and barley, cover and cook on low heat for 40-45 minutes. When barley is cooked, add chopped dates, milk and stir in honey. Serve hot or cold.

Prendre le petit déjeuner 🙂


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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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