Nourishing Ojas – Date Almond Shake
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian mode of healing and Ojas refers to the immune system. Both dates and almonds help to restore your ojas leaving you feeling balanced and grounded. It is a great shake to enhance your stamina and vitality and helps to restore your energy by providing your body with natural sugars and healthy fats.
- 6 Medjool Dates soaked on 1 cup water
- 20 Almonds soaked in 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon ground Ginger
- ¼ teaspoon of Cardamom
- Pinch of Cinnamon or Nutmeg
- Pinch of Saffron (optional)
- 2 cups milk of your choice (whole milk, almond milk, coconut milk)
- ½ cup hot water, plus more if needed
Pre-soak the almonds and dates in separate containers overnight for min 2hrs. Drain the almonds and peel them by pinching them and popping the nut out of the skin (if the skins do not come off easily, try submerging the soaked almonds in very hot water before you peel them). Bring the milk to a boil. While the milk is heating, place the peeled almonds, the soaked dates with the water from the dates in a blender. When the milk is heated up, add it to the blender along with the hot water. Blend for 2–3 minutes or until smooth and frothy. Best to drink this warm and nourishing shake in the morning.