How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Almond milk is lighter and less drying than almonds. See Almonds for more information.
BUYING & PREPARATION
Homemade Almond MilkTo make real almond milk, home made, from real almonds, use 1c almonds to 2c water. Skin the almonds by soaking overnight or blanching for thirty seconds in boiling water. Then, you can remove the skins easily with your fingers.
Puree the mixture in a blender and strain out the meal. At this point you can add a sweetener and vanilla extract if desired.
COOKING ALMOND MILKBrowse Recipes
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?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. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic 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.
Is Almond Milk Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1 c
SPECIES: Prunus dulcis
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSWhat is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Almond Milk:
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or has beta-carotene.
BUILDS-SEMENHerbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.
PROMOTES-FERTILITYAn herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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For those with a Kapha constitution, what milk could be substituted for almond.
Unsweetened almond milk aggravates Kapha only slightly. Since all of the milk substitutes aggravate Kapha somewhat, I'll suggest adding spices. A dash of cinnamon is probably all that's needed.
What do you do with the "meal" that you strain out? Use that when you make a recipe that needs almonds?
You can certainly do that!
Can you use almond milk and eggs in the same recipe like pancakes? Thank you.
Thank you Kimberley. Would it still be an acceptable combination nkrumah mix eggs and almond milk if I don't strain almonds, meaning I'll combine eggs and nuts in one dish? Thanks. I'll sure pancakes like that will be delicious.
You could experiment with using almond milk and eggs in a pancake recipe. Please let us know how it turns out!
If digestion is strong, generally complicated meals are easily digestible.
If we don't plan on reusing the meal, does it matter if we don't skin the almonds before blending?
Hi Hayden, it's often recommended to soak and peel almonds before consuming because the skin can be heating and a little more difficult to digest. However, almond milk can be made without peeling too. As always, it depends on your digestion and what works for you!
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSAlmond Milk may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any food for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.