Here's a delicious Ayurvedic nervine tonic recipe from Savitri, a student at Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula who hails from Mexico. After learning about soma, the Vedic nervine beverage, Savitri was reminded of Horchata, a traditional Mexican drink, and created a special recipe that fuses Ayurvedic wisdom with Mexican tradition. This recipe is rich in tyrosine, B vitamins, copper, magnesium and zinc to support brain function.
Ingredients for Soma Horchata
1 cup of basmati rice
6 cups of water
1 can of organic coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. cardamon
2 stick cinnamon
10 soaked almonds
Jaggery to taste.
Soak the rice, jaggery and cinnamon in the 6 cups of water overnight
Next morning, blend the mixture and strain.
Put the liquid mix in the blender one more time and add cardamom, almonds, pecans, coconut milk, and vanilla.
Stir well and serve at room temperature with a pinch of cinnamon.
Savitri in the Alandi Ashram healing garden