In Ayurveda there is a concept called Ojas, which is most closely associated in Western terms with immunity or the immune system. When someone’s energy is dragging, in Ayurveda it is often the case that Ojas is depleted or low.
This drink is a natural energy drink designed to boost vitality at the core level of ojas. Of course, you need to also do things like have more rest and relaxation in addition to drinking it to truly increase your energy!
It can be made with cow’s milk instead of the almond milk. If using cow’s milk the ideal is to use raw milk from a local organic dairy, pre-boil it, then use in the recipe.
I also like to make my own almond milk instead of using the store bought cartons.
It is often people with aggravated vata and pitta doshas that are depleted and needing more of these nourishing foods. While kapha people can enjoy this drink, it should be in small quantities occasionally.
The drink can be used as a light breakfast as well as a snack option.
Ayurveda Energy Drink
Ayurveda's natural answer to boosting your energy from the inside vitality out.
- 2 whole medjool fresh dates soaked overnight
- 10 whole almonds soaked overnight with skins removed
- 1 tsp. ghee
- 1 pinch cardamom powder
- 1 pinch saffron
- 2 cups cow's milk or unsweetened almond milk
Put the prepared almonds in a blender with ½ c. of the milk of your choice and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
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