Cardamom Rose Date Smoothie
In the Ashtanga Hridayam, one of the main texts of Ayurveda, Vagbhat outlines the Rutacharya or seasonal recommendations. In this he shares not only the recommended tastes for each season, but a few tips on what to consume. For summer he mentions Panakam, or Ayurvedic Smoothies!
These smoothie recipes look quite different than the protein packed powerhouse drinks we often see today. Modern smoothies tend to be quite nutrient rich, but are also very heavy to digest when taken cold with hard to process ingredients or combinations. Vagbhat suggests a much simpler approach, offering light and sweet smoothie suggestions that are easy to digest, cool the system down and provide a delightful afternoon refresher or pick-me up in the heat of the season. He recommends that in the peak of the heat, take a cool bath or swim in streams or rivers (lakes, pool or ocean will also do) and follow that by sipping your light smoothie in a comfortable area.
Ayurvedic Cardamom Rose Date Smoothie for Grisma– (Summer Season)
“As the sun rays become more sharp, the body feels as if it is squeezed with increasing atmospheric pressure with the rising temperature. All these things reduce Kapha everyday eventually leading to so much heat there will be an increase in Vata. “– Ash Hri 27-1
Spend some time considering other areas you can add light sweetness to your life. The Ashtanga Hridayam also suggests moonlit walks, adorning yourself in pearls and jewelry, soft sounds of birds and children and enjoying flowers in your hair, home and water to make a flower sun tea. Sounds lovely right!?
Enjoy this Ayurvedic Smoothie recipe throughout the Summer and early Autumn Seasons to be shared with friends alongside the beauty that life has to offer. Enjoy!
Looking for another Summer Smoothie idea? Check out our Ayurvedic Berry Smoothie!
Kharjoor Mantha or Date Smoothie
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 1 Person
- 2-3 Dates soaked in warm water to soften
- Fresh or dried Rose Blossoms (optional) or 1 tsp Rosewater
- Pinch Himalayan Salt
- 1/4 tsp ground Cardamom