Restorative Almond Drink

Restorative Almond Drink


  • 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.