This energy shake is very nourishing to the tissues & is absolutely delicious. It is great for giving an energy hit in the afternoons, when the blood sugar gets a little low. It is high in iron and magnesium so is particularly good for building the blood, nervous systems under stress and for growing kids and pregnant/breastfeeding women.
**Organic almonds, dates, figs and sultanas are all available from Santos Organics.**
- Soak the almonds, dates, fig and sultanas/raisins in the boiling water for at least 3 hrs. If having in the afternoon, put on to soak in the morning. If having in the mid-morning, put on to soak in the evening.
- Once soaked for the appropriate time, take out the almonds and remove their skins then return them to the mixture and blend it with a stick blender for several minutes until it is a smooth consistency. Now, you can either add a little boiling water to make it less thick or you can have as is.
To make the drink even more nourishing and delicious, you can add a little warm, unhomogenised biodynamic/organic milk after blending (if added before blending it may curdle). Nadia Marshall is an Ayurvedic Consultant & Cook, Health Writer and Director of the Mudita Institute & Health Clinic in Mullumbimby. The Mudita Institute cookbook, “WARMTH” is available as a FREE download from their website at www.muditaclinic.com