This recipe makes 2 servings so feel free to adjust the portions depending on how much or little you need.
𝟸 𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘬, 𝘰𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘬 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦
𝟷-𝟸 𝘱𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴
𝟸 𝘵𝘴𝘱 𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘦
½ 𝘵𝘴𝘱 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘮
𝟸-𝟹 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯 (𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘨)
𝘖𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭: ¼ 𝘵𝘴𝘱 𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘸𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘩𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘥𝘦𝘳
In a small saucepan, lightly heat the milk until warm, not boiling. Transfer to a blender and add the remaining ingredients. Pulse until combined. Pour into a mug and sip slowly an hour or two before bed.
Note: If you do not have a blender, keep the milk in the pot and whisk in the ghee, herbs and spices. To sweeten, use one teaspoon of maple syrup or coconut sugar instead of the dates.
The combination of soaked almonds, ghee, sweet dates and raw honey are considered to be rasayanas – foods that nourish and build vitality. Rasa can be translated to “juice” or “essence”, and Ayana as “path” – so rasayanas are literally a pathway to juiciness.
This juicy vitality is also known as Ojas, the subtle essence that provides our bodies with strength and immunity. Many things deplete Ojas in our life, including stress, poor diet, irregular routine, to name a few.
Many nourishing activities help to restore this loss of vitality in our lives, including establishing healthy daily routines, incorporating wholesome foods (like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts/seeds, and healthy fats like ghee), meditation and mindful movement.
Special herbs are also considered rasayanas – including Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shatavari, Shilajit, Licorice and Saffron, which are more effective at penetrating the tissues when paired with sweet and a bit of fat.
This recipe uses Ashwagandha, a unique adaptogenic herb that enables the body to reserve and sustain vital energy throughout the day while aiding restful sleep at night. Again, this herb is optional to add to your tonic; worth giving a shot but not required if you can’t get access to it easily.