Bliss Drink... Need I say more???
I have come up with this recipe whilst experimenting with making an easy and quick hot drink that would be nourishing for both, mind and soul, and I think I've cracked it!!! This drink is like a warm, gentle embrace. It has a very motherly energy, with its soft taste and feel. It actually tastes quite sophisticated, despite containing just a few key ingredients. The addition of rose petal powder (I used the Ayurvedic Superglow powder) is quite exquisite in this blend! I've included the recipe in my latest group cleanse program and it was a clear favourite!
This drink is packed with Ojas increasing ingredients, like almonds and dates. Ojas is a Sanskrit term that can be translated as “vigor” or “essence of vitality”. In a nutshell, ojas is the vital energy that rules our immunity, strength, and happiness—three things we want to have in abundance!
Signs of high ojas include:
- A glowing complexion
- A sparkle in your eyes
- Physical strength
- Ample energy
- Robust health and immunity
- Mental clarity and focus
- Ample vitality
- A profound sense of well-being
- Happiness and joy
According to Ayurveda, your food is your medicine. Ojas is the final by-product of good nutrition and digestion. So, the first step is to ensure you are eating good quality, fresh, in season wholefood. The second is to ensure digestion is strong with minimal indigestion.
The qualities of ojas are sweet, heavy, oily, cool, and smooth, so ojas-building foods embody those qualities.
Foods that are highest in Ojas building qualities include dates, almonds, ghee, saffron, raw cow's milk, honey and wholegrains such as basmati rice. If feeling weak, fatigued or recovering from disease, these foods can be taken in abundance, according to Ayurveda. Other foods include avocados, bananas, figs, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, almonds, mung beans, tofu and fresh, sweet in-season fruit.
Foods that deplete Ojas and should be avoided include excessive dry, raw, and undercooked foods; canned, frozen, fried, or old foods; alcohol; stimulants; refined sugar; refined flour and heavily processed foods.
In addition to dietary suggestions, herbal tonics that support Ojas include Ashwagandha, Shatavari and Chyawanprash.
This recipe is great for boosting Ojas as well as super tasty and easy to make.
Make sure you soak the almonds over night, or for a few hours in hot water on the day, and peel them before blending. They should pop out of their skins easily but if you are having troubles, soak them in very hot water for a few minutes before peeling.
REVITISILING BLISS DRINK
- 14 almonds
- 1 tsp cinnamon (or replace with 1 tsp of SuperGlowBox rose petal powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 cup freshly boiled hot water
- 1 Medjool date or 2 smaller dates. Soak in hot water or if they are dry
- a pinch of nutmeg
1. Soak almonds in hot water for 5 minutes (or soak overnight and then in hot water - this will make them easier to peel).
2. Peel the skins off - the almonds will slide out of the skins easily.
3. Add all ingredients except nutmeg to a blender.
4. Blend until well mixed for 2-3 minutes.
5. Pour into your favourite mug, add a pinch of nutmeg and/or rose petals on top and...