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Nourish Your Vitality with Ojas: A Timeless Elixir

In the midst of our busy lives, it's essential to have a go-to elixir that replenishes vitality and restores inner balance. Ojas is a Sanskrit term which means the Essence of Vitality. I like to think of it as our Mojo. The Ojas Drink is a rejuvenating elixir that has been passed down through generations of wisdom. Shared by my dear friend and yoga teacher, Mary Bruce, who inherited it from her lineage of teachers, this Ojas recipe has become my cherished remedy for days when I feel depleted. I'm honored to share this ancient recipe with you, along with some optional variations to suit your preferences and needs that we've discovered over the years.


  • 1-2 pitted dates

  • A pinch of saffron

  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh turmeric, chopped

  • A couple of grinds of fresh black pepper

  • Optional spices: cinnamon, cardamom

  • 1 cup of milk (animal or plant-based)

  • Handful of cashews (or substitute with walnuts or peeled almonds)

  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns

  • 1 heaping tablespoon of ghee


  • Prepare the Ojas Base:

    • In a saucepan, combine the milk, pitted dates, saffron, chopped ginger, chopped turmeric, and fresh black pepper.

    • If using animal milk, bring the mixture to a boil twice. For plant-based milk, bring it to a boil once.

    • Optionally, add cinnamon and cardamom for an extra flavor boost. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes to infuse the flavors fully.

  • Blend the Nutty Mixture:

    • While the Ojas base is simmering, prepare the nutty mixture.

    • In a blender (preferably a high-speed blender like Vitamix), add a handful of cashews (or your preferred nut), black peppercorns, and ghee.

  • Combine and Blend:

    • Once the Ojas base is ready, carefully pour it into the blender containing the nutty mixture.

    • Blend on high speed until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.

  • Serve and Savor:

    • Pour the Ojas elixir into your favorite mug or glass.

    • Take a moment to appreciate the aroma and nourishing properties of this ancient concoction.

    • Sip slowly, allowing each sip to replenish your vitality and restore your inner balance.

Optional Variations:

  • Customized Spices: Feel free to experiment with additional spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, or even nutmeg to tailor the flavor to your liking.

  • Nut Substitutions: While cashews are grounding and rich, you can swap them out with walnuts or peeled almonds for a lighter alternative.

  • Homemade Ghee: If you're interested in making your own ghee, let me know in the comments below, and I'd be happy to share our ghee recipe with you!

Additional Notes:

  • Best to drink on an empty stomach, either in the morning as a substitute for your first meal of the day, OR at night as a replacement for dinner.

  • If you drink it before you go to bed, it can help you sleep. It is very grounding and VERY nourishing. Drinking before bed should only be on occasion (daily may be too rich for the body, depending on your constitution.)

This Ojas recipe is more than just a drink; it's a timeless elixir that nourishes both body and soul. With its rich blend of ingredients and centuries-old wisdom, it has the power to replenish your vitality and restore your inner balance.

Whether you're feeling depleted or simply seeking a moment of rejuvenation, let this Ojas recipe be your trusted companion on your journey to well-being. Another tool in your toolbox to help find alignment and balance to the constant play of energies around and within.

Give this recipe a try, let me know how it goes for you- drop a comment below! May each sip of your Ojas elixir be a reminder of the infinite wellspring of vitality within you ✨

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Thank you for sharing, this sounds wonderful. I’m not in a season of my life where I will make my own ghee (maybe in the future).

I would be interested to know if you have a recommendation of or a shop or brand of good quality pre-made ghee, please.

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Amazing you already saw this! Of course, making your own ghee is not always ideal (it's actually much easier than you'd imagine....) but fortunately many shops sell pre-made Ghee. It's usually quite a bit more expensive than butter, but you save on time! Here in Spain I've seen a couple of variations of Ghee at Veritas, our local BIO shop- they even have a Goat's Milk version. So I'd check out your local Organic / Bio shop to see what options are available, and if and when you are ready to dive into home made Ghee, I'm happy to help! I usually make a batch on the New or Full moon. We love it and use it as a …

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