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Jan162009

Ayurvedic Diet: Fresh & Easy Energy Drink

Ayurvedic medicine considers dates to be an excellent source of energy, particularly if the body is run down or recovering from illness, they are also excellent for children. Some Ayurvedic practitioners recommend eating a few dates every day to keep the body charged with vital energy. But since dates are usually bought dried they can be a bit tough to digest, especially for vata types, so Ayurveda recommends soaking them first to aid digestion and assimilation.

One traditional way to do this is to keep a sealed jar of dates soaked in liquid ghee and take one or two each morning. Another easy and delicious way is to try the energy drink recipe below.

Almonds are good for the nervous system. Soaking them makes the skins easier to remove and aids digestion. A handful of blanched almonds with a cup of hot milk makes an excellent nerve nourishing bed time drink.

Energy Drink Ingredients

5 dates
10 almonds
2 cups milk / almond milk / goat’s milk / water
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ghee

Preparation

Soak 5 whole dates and 10 almonds overnight in water (one convenient way to do this is to use a clean jam jar - it’s the ideal size and the lid will keep the contents clean from any dust etc. that can settle when things are left uncovered.)

Once soaked, peel the almonds and place in a blender with the dates, ghee, powdered spices and half of the milk/water (if you heat the milk/water first it will be easier to digest - Ayurveda does not consider cold drinks good for the digestion.)

Blend until smooth and then add the other half of the liquid and blend again.


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Reader Comments (9)

The most highly revered diet loss herb is green tea. Other types of herbs usually come with serious side effects, so it is usually best to stick with green tea. You add in healthy meals of veggies and low-fat proteins, and you have a week-long, healthy detox that is a terrific way to jumpstart a diet loss plan. I do this detox several times a year, just to help keep my system balanced. If you took good notes, then you’ll be able to use the review process as a learning experience to fine tune your rapid diet loss.

Feb 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiet free

Thanks for shearing i will try

Mar 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRia

Good article + good comment for the green tea but please give us your source! What about the bad effects of Black Tea? anyone could provide more info about it?
Thanks

Mar 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.

Green Tea

Dec 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreen Tea Fat Burn

This is a very informative article, keep the great blogs coming!

Dec 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Hi, I always enjoy reading what others have to say
about alternative medicine Ayurveda.
I myself write on a daily basis on Ayurveda and am the author of "Natural Ayurvedic Cures,"
which your readers are welcomed to download a copy for free. <A HREF="http://www.ayurvedic-remedies.net/ayurvedic-supplements-can-they-really-cure-diseases/">Ayurvedic Diet</A>.

May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD. More

Hi, I always enjoy reading what others have to say
about alternative approaches to health.
I myself write on a daily basis on Ayurveda and am the author of "Natural Ayurvedic Cures,"
which your readers are welcome to download a copy for free. <A HREF="http://www.ayurvedic-remedies.net/ayurvedic-supplements-can-they-really-cure-diseases/">Ayurvedic Diet</A>.

May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD. More

Huh it sounds good, I guess I'll try to make it. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Lore

Dates does have a unique ability to energize better than all the energy drinks sold in the market.

Sep 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAyurvedic Products

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