Pistachio Saffron Rose Drink


Servings | 2


1/2 cup raw, unsalted pistachios
8-10 threads of fresh saffron
1/2 tsp cardamom
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp rose water
2 cups water
Pinch of salt


Wanderlust author Emily Hightower recently interviewed Bend Ayurveda’s co-founder Balarama Chandra for Ayurvedic recipes and recommendations to stay cool and maintain balanced pitta dosha. To read the full article, click on the link at the bottom of this post. We have decided to share with you one of our favorite summer time drink recipes that is one of many recipes from our upcoming cookbook (coming 2018).

Saffron and rose are sattvic meaning they help to promote one’s attentiveness. Both ingredients nourish the body without taxing the digestive track, and help to promote clarity of the mind. Combined with pistachios, the resulting beverage is a soothing addition to your morning or afternoon routine.


Warm water over low heat, then add saffron and cardamom. Stir to combine. Remove from heat and allow the water and spice mixture to cool. Add whole pistachios and soak overnight. In the morning, add the pistachio-mixture to blender along with the remaining ingredients and and blend. Serve drink at room temp or slightly chilled. Decorate with a few saffron pieces and dash of cardamom powder, if desired. 

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