1 cup Almond Milk
2 pinch Cinnamon
2 whole Dates
1/8 inch Ginger
For best results, make homemade almond milk, and soak dates overnight.
1. Remove the seed from the dates.
2. Warm the milk in advance, or serve room temperature according to preference.
3. Puree all ingredients in a blender.
4. For a stronger restorative effect, add 1 tsp ghee and substitute milk for almond milk. You may also substitute with coconut milk.
How Can Almond Date Shake with Cinnamon Make You Feel Great?
Frothy Almond Date Shake nurtures and comforts your whole body. Dates add charm and sweetness to the shake, while a slice of fiery ginger and a dash of spicy cinnamon heat up this elegant blend, warming your body to the core. On chilly fall afternoons, a creamy Almond Date Shake with Cinnamon seems to bring you back down to earth, soothing your mind and sweetening your mood.
This silky-soft shake is a lush tonic for fall exhaustion. In Fall months, your body uses all available energy to build an insulating layer of fat before winter. Meanwhile, low humidity in autumn depletes your fluids. The result is that your blood will be depleted of sugars, fats, and fluids throughout the season, making your muscles feel weak and tired, while your mind becomes anxious and spacey. You may even suffer from insomnia this time of year, or feel as if your bones are weaker. Fortunately, the nourishing sumptuousness of dates and grounding effect of almond milk can help you nourish your blood and rebuild your stamina.
Keeping Calm in the Fall
Colder temperatures refresh your mind, nurturing a welcome reprieve from summer laziness. Exciting new plans and daydreams accompany this boost in mental alertness. Yet, this freshness of mind, when coupled with depletion, can trigger worry and anxiety. The fall is a time where you might feel especially scattered, spacey, and mentally overstimulated. Date sugar is a balm for your nerves, coaxing a racing mind back to earth and helping you to stay grounded. Dates and almond milk work together to strengthen and soothe the liver, reducing the intensity of emotions.
Cinnamon and dates share a few characteristics. They are both demulcent expectorants that can soothe your throat when dry and help you eliminate thick mucus from the respiratory tract. Cinnamon and dates also share astringency, useful for toning the digestive tract. Since dates are heavy for digestion, pureeing and mixing them with ginger makes them more readily digestible. Pureed food is essentially pre-chewed, making it easier for your stomach to break down and absorb nutrients in your food quickly.
Both almond milk and dates are considered ojas-building nourishment. Ojas is the poetic term used in Ayurveda for heartiness. If a person has healthy skin, strong immunity, and “juiciness,” Ayurveda says they have good ojas. Ojas are associated with mental stability, endurance, and a calm, grounded presence. They bring peace of mind and bestow strong fertility. Vata and Pitta people can enjoy this tonifying shake on a regular basis to build ojas, while Kapha people – who generally have high amounts of ojas naturally – should save this beverage for special occasions only.
WHAT IS ALMOND DATE SHAKE WITH CINNAMON?
Popular variations of this recipe include cardamom, fennel, and saffron.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.