- 8 raw almonds
- 1 cup pure water
- 3/4 cup soy milk or fresh raw cow's milk
- 1 tablespoon rose petals
- a couple threads of saffron
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon raw honey
Soak almonds in water overnight.
In the morning, reserve half the water and drain off the rest. Rub the skins off the almonds. In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Pour the milk in the blender with the almonds and the 1/2 c. water and remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. Drink.
This variation on a traditional rasayana grounds vata, soothes irritated pitta, and tonifies the nerves.