Ginger Tulsi Almond Smoothie

This delicious smoothie will soothe your nerves and clear the clutter from your mind.

About Tulsi: Tulsi, or “Holy Basil” was used by ancient cultures for its healing and rejuvenating qualities. In India, it is considered a sacred plant with sattvic characteristics. It is pungent, heating, dry and light, simultaneously promoting mental clarity while calming the nervous system. Studies confirm the many therapeutic benefits including its use as an “adaptogen”. Adaptogens improve your body’s ability to adapt to stress (i.e., a hectic schedule, heat or cold, high altitude, etc.). Tulsi has also been shown to reduce adrenal fatigue and anxiety, promote balanced blood sugar levels, support the immune system, respiratory system and digestive system and so much more.

It’s easy to see why including a daily dose of Tulsi every day can help you feel and look amazing! Try it for breakfast or a mid-afternoon break.

Makes 1 smoothie
⅓ cup peeled almonds
½ teaspoon Organic Tulsi Powder
½ teaspoon Organic turmeric powder
¾-inch fresh ginger, peeled
1 banana
1-2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 cups water
Orange zest (garnish)

In a high powered blender, add the almonds, tulsi powder, turmeric, ginger, banana, maple syrup and water. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into a serving cup and garnish with orange zest. Drink immediately at room temperature (do not add ice).

This recipe is balancing to vata. Pitta and kapha can drink on occasion (or more frequently if they omit the banana).

Purchase organic tulsi and organic turmeric powder at The Santa Monica Co-Opertunity Market and Rainbow Acres Markets also sell these ingredients in bulk form (if you live in LA).

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