When we do any type of cleansing is good to make sure afterward that our body did not lose useful sources, only waste. Also during pregnancy and after postpartum is indicated to feed ojas (our body sources/ stamina) to keep in line our immune system. After any operation or recovery, we can also indicate this drink to speed up the process. The effect on dosha is the following: V-, P-, K+. So if you are concerned about your Kapha dosha better leave it aside for a moment when your Kapha is in balance. Let us see how to make this Building Ojas drink!
- 10 almonds activated (overnight and without the skin)
- 1 cup of milk; (type A from a cow, otherwise better oat milk, almond milk, or rice milk )
- 1 big juicy date
- 1 big tablespoon of dry rose petals
- 1/8 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 2 threads of saffron
- A pinch of black pepper
- 1 tsp of ghee
Blend all the ingredients together and cook until gets warm and the cardamon releases its aroma.
Things to note when drinking this Building Ojas Drink:
You can consume this drink 3 to 4 times per week. There is no need to overdo it. If you are facing signs of Kapha imbalance or maybe an excess of mucus, reduce it or stop it. Then it is a sign that we should focus first on increasing digestion (Agni – digestive capacity) and eliminating ama first.
Almonds are considered the best nut for Vata and have building and rejuvenating effect, being nutritive, aphrodisiac, anti-fatigue and anti-carcinogenic, between many other beautiful qualities. Their protein is very clean, especially after being germinated and is easy to digest. Super high source of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E. The right consumption of almonds lowers blood sugar levels, reduces blood pressure and decreases cholesterol levels.
• Milk (vegan options)
Milk acts as rejuvenative and as a great conductor of the nutrients and properties from the rest of the ingredients.
Juicy dates have such a high fiber content. They are full of minerals; selenium, copper, potassium, magnesium, and moderate levels of manganese, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. Dates are rich vitamins and phytochemicals. They nourish and pacify our nerve system, assisting in the rejuvenation process.
• Dry rose petals
Dry rose petals are pack with many antioxidants. Its action in the body is rejuvenative. Keeps in balance our Pitta dosha, refreshing and cleansing our blood. They have antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. Soothes our tissues and our internal membranes.
They have wonderful benefits, you can check them in a separated blog post here: 8 Surprising cardamom benefits.
Saffron assist the digestion and clear blockages in our channels. It addresses all the 7 tissues recognized in Ayurveda, going directly to our reproductive system. It balances all constitutions, and its action in the mind is satvic.
Clarified butter is one of the best oils that keep us young from the inside out. Check more about how its properties and how to make it here: How to make Ghee?
Do you dare to try it? Get ready for this autumn!