Here is the recipe we discussed in our Ayurveda & Hormones class this morning.
Takra (Ayurvedic Buttermilk; not to be confused with other buttermilks) helps to kindle digestive fire (agni) and reduce excess gunk (ama) in the gastrointestinal channel. It also begins to clear the deeper tissue systems of the body.
Takra helps to calm, ground, and reduce excess vata. It is easily digested nourishment, which makes it a go-to for issues of depletion or weakened ability to uptake nutrition. Let me repeat: it is deeply nourishing and easy to digest. Any time there is unbalanced digestion, nutrition is compromised. Takra is really, really great for most digestive issues.
You can take this a half hour before each meal to kindle digestive fire and reduce ama buildup before eating or drink one time a day for extra nourishment.
|Use whole milk non homogenized yogurt. I use a 1/3 cup.|
|Mix 1 part yogurt with 4 parts cold water. Blend on HIGH for 10 to 30 seconds (I use a Ninja-type blender and blend for 60 seconds, which is usually exactly enough).|
Drink and enjoy.
Drink immediately or save for no more than 24 hours. Keep cool, but not COLD (think thermos), so as not to chill and distress the GIT.
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