Hey, smoothie lovers! It’s time to think about swapping that raw, cold smoothie for something to balance the cooler weather. The autumnal equinox is right around the corner; time to shift gears and start nourishing our ojas for the winter.
Immunity, or ojas, keeps us healthy. In ayurveda, there are several foods that are especially good for producing happy ojas. The top of the list includes: milk, ghee, almonds (skins removed), dates, raisins, basmati rice, and saffron.
- 2 cups whole, organic milk
- 7 almonds
- 4 dates
- 1 tsp ghee
- 1 pinch ginger
- 1 pinch saffron
- 1 pinch cardamom
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- Raw honey to taste
Soak the dates and almonds overnight. In the morning, remove the brown skin from the almonds. They pop right out after a good soak. In a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Add spices, and remove from heat. Let cool for a few minutes. Pour into a blender and add the ghee, soaked dates, and peeled almonds. Blend thoroughly. Pour into a cup and stir in raw honey. Prepare and enjoy this warm, nourishing drink throughout the next several months.
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