By: Amadea Morningstar RPP, RPE
This delicious ojas rose milk can be enjoyed as a snack two hours between meals, with a meal or in the evening before bed. Remember to set an intention before you get started and stay with that state of mind. What you are embodying is going into the milk. If you cook with love one can feel it.
Ojas Rose Milk
4 cups milk of your choice (I prefer raw whole milk from a sattvic farm or almond milk)
4 fresh dates, pitted
1 tsp. grated fresh turmeric
4 star anise pods
1 cinnamon stick, or 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
2 cardamom pods (or 1 tsp. powder)
2 Tbsp. organic rose petals
In a thick-bottomed pot, bring all ingredients to a simmer. Cover and turn the heat to low. Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn the stove off and let the milk cool down slightly.
Strain the milk into cups to remove the whole spices and rose petals. Put the dates back into the cup as a loving little surprise. Another option is to blend the milk after it has boiled with the dates, or to blend the dates before putting them in.
Serve the milk warm, decorated with some edible flowers and maybe the star anise too, on top. Take this time to enjoy the milk fully with all of your senses. Sit down in a calm, sattvic space and relax. Show your love by giving yourself or your loved ones a treat, and some quality time.
Lisa Åkesson Stryker grew up in Sweden and started a career as a fashion model in her late teens. In 2015 she completed her 200-hour Raja yoga training at Hale Pule and her Ayurvedic Health Consultant training in Sweden. In the summer of 2016 she became certified as an Ayurvedic chef with Hale Pule, and immediately completed a residency thereafter. Since then she’s been teaching Yoga and Ayurveda in the USA, Europe, and Africa. She’s currently based in Hamburg, Germany where she regularly offers cooking classes, Yoga classes, workshops, Ayurvedic treatments and consultations.