MILK WITH ALMONDS, ROSE PETAL & SAFFRON (THANDAI)
How to Make Milk with Almonds, Rose Petal & Saffron (Thandai)
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Grind fennel seeds and cardamom in coffee grinder. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until completely smooth. Serve cold.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Delicate rose intertwines with aromatic saffron, suspended in cool, soothing milk. Almonds offer their smooth, nutty flavor to your glass. This delicious recipe is a variation of thandai, a classic Indian cooling drink with khus (vetiver). Imagine lounging on a wide porch somewhere steamy and hot like New Orleans, South India, or Georgia, doing what you can to escape the blazing midday sun. Pour yourself a glass of cool Milk with Saffron, Almonds & Rose, sip quietly, and feel your body temperature simmer down to comfort.
One sip of Milk with Saffron, Almonds, & Rose gives the relief of moving from the blazing sun to protective shade of a tree. This immediate cooling effect lets you know that this recipe is anti-inflammatory. Milk soothes an irritated GI tract while rose, saffron, and fennel are all cooling to you tissues.
Rare Cooling Spices
Although many spices are heating, fennel is tempered by a cool quality the calms the mind and increases clarity. As a diuretic it relieves Pitta, flushing and soothing burning sensations in the urinary tract and detoxifying the blood. Fennel has been shown to protect the liver of experimental animals from chemical toxicity.
Rose and saffron are also a cooling aromatic that soothes overheated pitta types any day of the week.
Cooling Blood Purifier
Saffron is a nourishing purifier that invigorates and moves the blood while cooling it. Saffron breaks up blood clots and clears liver stagnation. While most blood movers are heating, saffron is unique among blood movers for its cooling properties. This makes saffron a useful herb for Pitta disorders with blood stagnation, including inflammation, arthritis, acne, and hepatitis.
AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT
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.
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Is Milk with Almonds, Rose Petal & Saffron (Thandai) Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
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.
ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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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?
ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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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
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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Milk with Almonds, Rose Petal & Saffron (Thandai)
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.
An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Milk with Almonds, Rose Petal & Saffron (Thandai)
Almonds has these Actions in Common
Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Aphrodisiac, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic
Milk has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Bone-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Soothing, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach
Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common
Makes-you-tired, Quenches-thirst, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Soothes-throat
Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common
Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic
Tahini has these Actions in Common
Skin-tonic, Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Jackfruit has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Soothing, Aphrodisiac, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach
Lamb has these Actions in Common
Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach, Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common
Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Makes-you-tired, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach
Tofu has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic, Nutritive, Soothing, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach
Popped Amaranth has these Actions in Common
Soothing, Blood-tonic, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Nutritive
Amaranth has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Soothing, Blood-tonic, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Milk with Almonds, Rose Petal & Saffron (Thandai)
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Quenches-thirst, Relaxes-eyes, Skin-tonic, Wakes-you-up, Aphrodisiac
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Blood-tonic, Bone-tonic, Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive
Shatavari has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Soothes-throat, Aphrodisiac, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Soothing
Vidari has these Actions in Common
Soothes-throat, Soothing, Aphrodisiac, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive
Solomon's Seal has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Quenches-thirst
Comfrey Root has these Actions in Common
Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Soothing
Vata Shirodhara Oil
Vata Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Skin-tonic
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Soothing
Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common
Soothing, Aphrodisiac, Nutritive, Soothes-throat
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Wakes-you-up
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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 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.