How to Make Almond Milk Chai / Smoothie
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
Bring almond milk to a simmer, uncovered. Watch closely as milk starts to heat up, as almond milk overflows the pot if it boils. As soon as almond milk starts to simmer, remove from heat and add spices. Brew for 3-5 minutes and serve.
How Can Almond Milk Chai / Smoothie Make You Feel Great?
Restore Peace & TranquilityAlmond milk's cool, heavy sweetness creates a sensation of stability and calm as it nourishes your nervous system. After a night of insomnia, its liver nourishing qualities provide relief from lingering sleep deprived jitters. This almond drink is a great substitute to kick your coffee habit and replenish your adrenals. If the stress of the day leaves you feeling wiped - this drink is liquid comfort food that will help you decompress.
Reproductive TonicWhen it comes to its aphrodisiac and reproductive support qualities, almonds are second to none. Eating almonds encourages a build-up of "vigor" or ojas (the vital nectar of life). Almonds are also symbols of male fertility and their high zinc content aids in sexual potency. Men should drink a glass of Almond Milk after sexual activity to rebuild fluids and vitality.
Supportive When HealingAs almonds build ojas, it supports a hearty constitution and boosts your immunity. Almond milk and ghee are easy to digest, making them supportive for a recovering patient, especially one with fragile digestion. This drink is an easy way to nourish your body while it is healing.
Soothes Your Digestive TractThe creamy nature of almond milk, ghee and maple syrup soothes your digestive tract when you are inflamed. Almond milk's cooling nature is a traditional remedy for ulcers and gastritis. Its demulcent, coating properties can also soothe a dry, irritated throat. For those suffering from lactose intolerance, a warm mug of almond chai is an excellent substitute that won't cause digestive upset.
Note: To get these benefits you have to use homemade almond milk - a store bought variety will not suffice as they are normally too diluted.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?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. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your 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 Chai / Smoothie Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
CARMINATIVEStimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestive.
APPETIZERHerbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.
ANTISPASMODICHerbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, colic or IBS.
Cleanse and Detox:
BURNS-TOXINSAn herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Lung and Sinus:
SOOTHES-THROATSoothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
DEMULCENTHerbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
GALACTAGOGUEIncreases production of breast milk.
APHRODISIACHerbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
EMMENOGOGUEHerbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. They are used to increase scanty menstruation, relieve menstrual pain, and other functions.
Skin Care & Beauty:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
Lowers Blood Sugar
LOWERS-BLOOD-SUGARAn herb that lowers blood sugar.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW 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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