Rejuvenating Ojas Drink

indexOjas is the subtle essence of the seven vital tissues of the body.  It is said to correlate with one’s immunity, energy and vitality.  When an individual has strong, healthy ojas in their system, they are able to fight against aging, decay and disease. They have sustainable energy, strong immunity, a healthy glow and a robust libido.  If you find yourself lacking in any of these categories, you may have depleted or imbalanced ojas in your system.

Read more on “How to Increase Ojas”.

This delicious, almond based drink is one way to increase healthy ojas in the body, restoring one’s energy and vigor.  It is great to drink first thing in the morning for breakfast to enhance stamina and vitality for the day ahead.  This drink is perfect in the rejuvenating phase after a cleanse, but can be taken 2-3 times a week otherwise.

Click here for a printable pdf copy of our Ojas Drink Recipe!
  • Doshic effect: Vata ↓,Pitta ↓, Kapha ↑
  • Serving: 1-2
  • Time: 20 minutes
Materials:
  • High speed blender
Ingredients:
  • 10 raw almonds
  • 2 cups pure water
  • 2-3 dates (please remove pits)
  • 1 Tbsp. organic rose petals (dried or fresh)
  • 1 tsp Rasayana Ghrita or Organic Ghee
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp of dry ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. honey

**add a tsp of cacao power or nibs for an extra boost in the mornings!

 Directions

  1. Soak almonds in 1 cup of water overnight
  2. Soak dates in 1 cup of water either overnight or for several hours
  3. In the morning, drain off the almond water and rub the skins off the almonds
  4. In a blender, add the dates AND their soaking water with the drained and peeled almonds.
  5. Add rose petals, ghee, honey, saffron, cardamom and dry ginger.
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Drink 2-3 times a week as part of a rejuvenation therapy.
Click here for a printable pdf copy of our Ojas Drink Recipe!

Although this drink is highly recommended for certain people, it can also be highly contraindicated for others.  If you have a high level of toxins (ama) and/or Kapha in the body, this drink is not for you.  Some clear indications of this are a coated tongue, poor circulation, dull mind, dull appetite and a persistent feeling of heaviness.

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7 Comments

  1. simonyadig March 31, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Sounds delicious!

  2. colleen April 2, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    So often, the food you recommend requires thinking ahead, a mindfulness that I am not used to. It slows me down to consider what I am doing when I eat something. Am I nourishing myself? Thanks, Danielle.

  3. colleen April 3, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    I just finished making this twice and I wanted to give you my feedback. First. Note to self: remember to take the pit out of your dates or you will find yourself doing this over and wasting ingredients. This brings me to my second observation. A couple of these ingredients are not likely to be on the average person’s pantry shelf. I, for one, don’t have roses. I do have a bottle of rose water. So I added a dash of that. Saffron? I admit I did have some but…That is really really expensive. I know one uses it to color rice in some dishes but I imagine most people will not have this. Are the health benefits from it worth buying a small amount of it? Are there other uses for it that would make it worthwhile to buy?
    By the way, it did taste delicious!

    • Danielle April 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

      Thank you for your comment! These are all great ideas and observations. If you find yourself without rose petals or saffron, these can be made optional. They are both highly rejuvenating herbs (and tasty!), however, they are not key ingredients in this recipe. If you plan to make this drink often, I would recommend investing in them eventually, but this drink is very nourishing either way. I will also note that the rose and saffron are exceptionally healing in terms of female health and the reproductive system, so that may be extra incentive.

      PS… You can order organic rose petals along with the other spices mentioned in my Bulk herb section.

  4. Elaine July 6, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    Love the tea. Your other recipes are great too. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Danielle October 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    This was soooo delicious and nourishing this morning, just what I needed!
    Thanks for the great recipe! I look forward to making this one again!
    Got to put my saffron to use too. Also I substituted rose oil (blended in grapeseed oil) for rose petals and the delicate flavor shined through perfect!

    • Danielle October 19, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

      I am so glad you enjoyed the drink Danielle! I rarely ever follow recipes to a T, so I always encourage playing around with the ingredients. Thank you for sharing! Namaste, Danielle

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