Restorative Almond Drink Recipe
- 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 the milk to a boil. Pour the milk in the blender with the almonds, the half cup of water, and remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
This variation on a traditional rasayana grounds vata, soothes irritated pitta, and tonifies the nerves.