An Ayurvedic ojas drink with dates, almonds, spices and ashwagandha.
For better sleep and building overall vitality Special herbs like Ashwagandha and Saffron, are more effective at penetrating the tissues when paired with sweet and a bit of fat.
• Ashwagandha, a unique adaptogenic herb, enables the body to reserve and sustain vital energy throughout the day while aiding restful sleep at night.
Fresh Almond Milk 1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight 4 cups filtered water a pinch of Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with filtered water. Soak 6-8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse well, remove the skins from the almonds, then place the almonds in high-speed blender. Add the water and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth . Pour through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or other fine mesh strainer to separate the pulp from the liquid. You can Store the milk in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 2-4 days.
To Make Ayurvedic Tonic
2 cups fresh almond milk or organic dairy milk of choice 1-2 pitted dates 2 tsp ghee ½ tsp ground cardamom 2-3 threads saffron Optional: ¼ tsp ashwagandha powder
In a small saucepan, lightly heat the milk until warm, not boiling. Transfer to a blender and add the remaining ingredients. Pulse until combined. Pour into a mug and sip slowly an hour or two before bed.
Note: If you do not have a blender, keep the milk in the pot and whisk in the ghee, herbs and spices. To sweeten, use one teaspoon of maple syrup or coconut sugar instead of the dates.