Sattvic Almond Date Smoothie
-1 cup almond milk or cow’s milk
-1-4 pitted dates. If you wish you may soak the dates overnight.
-A pinch of cardamom powder
-Using a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
-Adjust cardamom to taste. Serve cool.
Dates are considered a nutritive tonic in Ayurveda because they are sattvic — promoting vitality, joy, strength — and they nourish the body’s tissues and immunity levels. Dates are particularly sweet and juicy, making them especially good for Pitta dosha. This shake is a creamy, filling treat that’s a perfect post-workout snack and a great breakfast in the hot days of summer.
Health benefits of Almond Milk
Almond milk is rich in several healthy nutrients. It has a pleasant nutty flavour and creamy texture. It is a good choice for vegans and those who are allergic or intolerant to dairy.
-It is low in calories.
-It is naturally low in sugar.
-It is enriched with calcium to provide 20-45% of your daily requirement.
-It is fortified with vitamin D.
-It is a good source of fibre.
Health benefits of Milk
Cow milk is packed with nutrients like calcium, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fat, all of these are extremely vital for the development and growth of our body.
-It is lighter and easily digestible.
-A good source of protein and calcium.
-It may help reduce the risk of hypertension.
-It is a good source of vitamin B, which ensures healthy functioning of the brain.
-It is a good source of potassium, which enhances vasodilation and reduces blood pressure.
Health benefits of dates
Dates are chewy with a sweet flavour. They are also high in some important nutrients and have a variety of advantages and uses.
-It contains several vitamins and minerals.
-It has enough fibre which is important for your overall health.
-It is high in disease-fighting antioxidants.
-It may promote brain health.
-It is an excellent natural sweetener.
Health benefits of Cardamom
Cardamom is often used as a flavouring agent and comes under the category of aromatic plants. The small cardamom or Choti Elaichi is often used in Ayurvedic medicines that enhance physical strength.
- It helps in activating our taste and sensory elements and thus, aid digestion.
- Cardamom is packed with antioxidants.
- Cardamoms make it a natural breath freshener.
- It increases the blood circulation in your body and especially to your lungs.
- It may help in treating sleep issues such as insomnia, restlessness, and anxiety.