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Almond Smoothie With Saffron, Nutmeg, Ghee & Sugar

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How to Make Almond Smoothie with Saffron, Nutmeg, Ghee & Sugar

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES

MEAL: DRINK
STYLE: AYURVEDIC
PREPARATION: SMOOTHIE, BOILED
FOR OCCASION: ON-THE-MEND

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp
1 tsp
1 c
2 pinch
1 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

I usually start with whole almonds, soak them overnight, then boil and peel. I blend them until they are smooth and strain. Mix the remaining ingredients with the almond milk, warm, and serve.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW


Almonds, ghee, sugar and saffron are sattvic foods that build ojas as long as the sugar is raw. Refined sugar is rajasic. Peel the almonds before cooking.

WHAT IS ALMOND SMOOTHIE WITH SAFFRON, NUTMEG, GHEE & SUGAR?

Smooth almonds blended into warm milk with ethereal, delicately perfumed saffron and pungent nutmeg. Discovered by Joseph in Dr. Vasant Lad's book, The Complete Book of Ayurveda Home Remedies.

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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Almond Smoothie with Saffron, Nutmeg, Ghee & Sugar Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Almond Smoothie with Saffron, Nutmeg, Ghee & Sugar
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences 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.

Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Nervine

NERVINE

Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.

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Sedative

SEDATIVE

Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Constituents:
Carbohydrate, Fats,
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Almond Smoothie with Saffron, Nutmeg, Ghee & Sugar

Saffron

Saffron has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Nutritive, Diuretic, Sedative, Nervine, Stimulates-energy

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Coffee

Coffee has these Actions in Common

Makes-jittery, Wakes-you-up, Makes-you-tired, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek has these Actions in Common

Nervine, Diaphoretic, Nutritive, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Raw Sugar

Raw Sugar has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Makes-jittery, Wakes-you-up, Makes-you-tired

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Oat Milk

Oat Milk has these Actions in Common

Nervine, Nutritive, Makes-you-tired, Sedative

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Beer

Beer has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Sedative, Makes-you-tired, Nutritive

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Sedative, Makes-you-tired, Nutritive

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Oats / Oatmeal

Oats / Oatmeal has these Actions in Common

Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Nervine, Nutritive

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Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Wakes-you-up, Nervine, Stimulates-energy

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Almond Smoothie with Saffron, Nutmeg, Ghee & Sugar

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nervine, Sedative, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic

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Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nervine, Sedative, Diaphoretic

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Hops

Hops has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nervine, Sedative

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Kava Kava

Kava Kava has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Makes-you-tired, Nervine, Sedative

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nervine

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Sedative

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Elecampane

Elecampane has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Sedative

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Gokshura

Gokshura has these Actions in Common

Nervine, Nutritive, Sedative, Diuretic

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nervine, Nutritive, Sedative

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Bhringaraj Oil (4 fl oz)

Bhringaraj Oil (4 fl oz) has these Actions in Common

Makes-you-tired, Nervine, Sedative

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John 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 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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