Ayurvedic Warm Smoothie

During the fall and winter, when it can be cold and windy outdoors, eating warm and well-cooked foods is easier on our digestion and better for our immune system. This recipe puts a spin on traditional cold smoothies to allow you to continue to drink smoothies year-round. 

Ingredients:

Two pieces of dried fruit (ex: dates, prunes, or figs) 

A handful of nuts (ex: almonds or walnuts) 

One spice (ex: cinnamon, fennel, cardamom, saffron) 

Directions: 

  1. Boil water 
  2. Combine two pieces of dried fruit; a handful of nuts; and a pinch of one spice in a large mug. 
  3. Steep with hot water overnight.
  4.  Cover with a lid (a small plate) to prevent evaporation of aromatic oils from the spices.
  5. Note: Do not cover with a plastic lid because it would release micro-plastics due to the heat. Blend and drink fresh in the morning. Note: You may also optionally peel the skin from almonds prior to blending.

Enjoy your Ayurvedic Warm Smoothie!