This warm smoothie is a wonderful way to start the day, or a great choice for a satisfying afternoon snack. It is packed with ingredients that boost ojas - Ayurveda’s term for your body’s most vital energy, aka, what makes you feel really nourished and juicy. With a touch of cinnamon for warming, this smoothie also helps kickstart digestion. I’ve included a couple of herbs that I personally work with in the recipe, but you’re welcome to omit them or replace with other herbs of your choice.
I also want to mention that I recently discovered Soom tahini (shown above) via a friend and have to say their tahini is the best I’ve ever tasted. (I hear their chocolate tahini is awesome too!) Check them out if you want to experience tahini like none you’ve had before :) You can of course use any tahini you like though when making this.
Prep time: < 5 minutes | Serves 2
2 medjool dates, pitted
1 cup almond milk
1 ripe banana
2 Tablespoons tahini (see note above)
1 teaspoon ghee
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
½ teaspoon lions mane powder (optional)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder (I prefer to use Ceylon cinnamon)
Pinch of salt
Soak the pitted dates in a small bowl of boiling water until soft (about 5 minutes). While the dates soak, heat your almond milk over a medium flame until hot.
Transfer the soaked dates to a blender (being sure to reserve the date soaking liquid), along with the hot almond milk and all the other ingredients. Blend at a high speed until everything is well incorporated, about 45 seconds. To adjust the consistency if you prefer a thinner smoothie, blend in a tablespoon or two of the date soaking liquid.
Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top if you like. Enjoy immediately.