Dates are highly nutritious, rich in vitamins and minerals and a great energizer. According to Ayurveda, dates are sweet and astringent in taste, sweet in their post digestive effect and they have a cooling property. They alleviate Vata and Pitta doshas, and possess heavy and oily attributes. They are beneficial to the heart and used in diseases like tuberculosis, debility, bleeding disorders and burning sensations, among others. They have tons of health benefits.
Enjoy this Date Shake recipe. Though smoothies are not usually recommended in Ayurveda (at least in the way they are traditionally made), this shake meets all Ayurveda’s requirements.
- 1 tbsp Chia seeds, soaked in a cup of water for at least fifteen minutes
- 2 pcs Medjool dates
- 10 pcs Almonds (optionally blanched)
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Cardamom
- ¼ tsp Ginger
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for about 30 seconds.