Easy Almond Snack for Brains and Beauty
This is an easy, delicious snack if you are looking to boost your energy levels or get your health habits back on track.
Almonds are highly revered in Ayurveda for their nourishing rejuvenating qualities. It is said that women who eats 10 almonds each day that have been soaked overnight will have beautiful, glowing skin and prevent premature aging. Almonds are especially balancing for vata dosha.
This easy snack can be taken in the morning on an empty stomach or as a mid-morning snack... or anytime!
Benefits of soaked almonds:
increases physical and mental energy (almonds are an excellent brain food)
increases the quality of sattva, promoting states of calmness, harmony and peace
promotes beautiful, glowing skin and delays wrinkles
curbs hunger cravings and lubricates the intestines
supports a healthy nervous system
rich in Vitamin E, calcium, copper, magnesium, riboflavin, iron, potassium, zinc and B vitamins, niacin, thiamine and folate
supports healthy reproductive fluids in the body
excellent source of protein and fat
increases Ojas, a vital fluid related to immunity, stress-resilience and creativity
In the evening, place 10 almonds in a small bowl of water to soak overnight. In the morning, remove the skins and enjoy on an empty stomach or as a mid-morning snack. You can also blend the almonds to make almond milk.
Why do we prepare almonds in this way?
Ayurveda teaches us that the skins of almonds are difficult to digest. By soaking them overnight, we make it easier to remove the skins and also make their nutrients more readily absorbed by your body. Menstruating women can leave the skins on as it will help her menstruation.
I hope you enjoy this simple, sattivc snack!
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