Updated: Apr 19, 2021
½ cup whole almonds, soaked in water overnight
2 cups water 2-3 seedless dates ( optional )
8 to 9 Raisins ( optional )
Method : Drain and discard the water from the soaked almonds. In a high speed blender or grinder, churn the almonds to form a smooth paste and add some water if needed. Mix in the dates and blend again with some more water, until you get the desired consistency.
Soaking Almonds overnight reduces the heat element and makes them easy to digest. Though there is nutrition even in the skin, Ayurveda recommends removing them before consumption as some people, especially the Pitta dominant may experience a burning sensation after consuming the almond skins as they are heaty and contain tannins.
Almonds may be consumed throughout the year depending on your constitution and nutritional needs. In summer, and for people of the Pitta dosha or the fire constitution, it's best that they consume almonds and raisins both soaked overnight as the cooling energy of raisins balances the heat of the almonds and the heat of the summer.
Once prepared, use immediately.