This sustaining and soothing drink was developed by Swami Vishnu Devananda during the time he was doing intensive yogic practices in the Himalayas.
The ingredients below are per person. Simply multiply them by the number of people you want to serve.
10 almonds, soaked overnight in enough water to cover
Pinch of ground cardamon
Pinch of pepper
1 cup of warm milk, water or soy milk
1 teaspoon honey
1, Drain the almonds, reserving the soaking water, and remove the skins. Place the nuts in a food processor or blender with the soaking water and the cardamon and pepper. Blend at high speed for 5 minutes.
2, Combine the almond mixture with the warm milk, water, or soy milk. Stir in the honey. Drink at once.
If you are vegan you use Maple Syrup rather than honey.
I also like to add a dash of rose water.
PS - Almonds are great brain food.