Ojas Milk

Ojas Milk is an easy to make, delicious, and soul-satisfying treat to enjoy when you’re feeling depleted. Like magic it provides much needed relaxation, encourages deep restful sleep, and infuses you with steady stable energy. The homemade almond milk is smooth, dates give a healthy sweetness, and the spices offer subtlety to the taste and healing properties.

During the summer I enjoy capping off long days with a cup of slightly chilled Ojas Milk. Here I’m sitting under a tree, but it’s equally as good by the water or on a porch, alone or with loved ones!

What Is Ojas?

Ojas is the subtle essence of Kapha Dosha, and so it encapsulates all that is beneficial in Kapha Dosha – stability, strength, endurance, vitality, immunity, steadfastness, compassion, fortitude, calmness, and peace. Through neglecting proper nutrition and rest, and by overdoing Ojas can dry or burn out. Ojas Milk is a great way to replenish your supply, especially when enjoyed in a calm, peaceful manner.

Ojas Milk

Serves 1
  • 1/2 cup Soaked Almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1 small pinch Saffron
  • 2-3 Dates, pitted (to taste)
  • 1 cup Water
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until almonds and dates are finely chopped. About 30-60 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixture from the blender through a cheesecloth. Be sure to squeeze the remaining juices out of the cheesecloth.
  4. Serve within 24 hours, preferably immediately.


About Danny Litvin

As a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach and E-500 Registered Yoga Instructor, Danny makes the healing sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda accessible, practical, and life affirming. He is the lead instructor and head programmer of Yoga and Ayurveda training programs at The Ayurveda and Yoga Institute. His writings have been published by popular online blogs like MindBodyGreen.com, his YouTube videos have garnered tens of thousands of views, and he has served many via workshops and coaching programs conducted nationally and online.

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  1. D says:

    OMG!! Is that ever good! How can you not get high on this stuff. ????

    1. Danny Litvin says:

      Who’s to say that I don’t!?

      But seriously, it’s delicious and is so so so so so great when a bit tired. Such a great treat on a Friday evening 🙂

  2. Shari says:

    For how long do you soak the almonds?

    1. Danny Litvin says:

      Hi Shari,

      Thanks for reading and for your question. I usually soak the almonds over night. You want the almonds to peel easily – 8 to 12 hours tends to be the sweet spot.