Fresh Saffron-Almond Shake


Sweet and soothing, almond milk helps calm the mind, pacify restlessness, and is considered a reproductive wellness tonic in ayurvedic medicine. This recipe is seriously adaptable: you can use dairy milk, oat milk, or any seed-based milk. This is a great grab-and-go breakfast for pitta when you're in a hurry or just getting home from an intense workout.


  • 2 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • Healthy pinch of saffron
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 T vanilla protein powder, optional


Place the almond milk in a high-powered blender with the dates. Process until smooth. Transfer to a shaker jar and add the remaining ingredients. Give it a good swirl between every few sips.

Recipe copyright Talya Lutzker and Talya's Kitchen, 2014