Ayurveda Recipe: Almond-Apricot Delights
by Liese van Dam
Liese van Dam is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who teaches advanced principles in the second year of the Ayurvedic Practitioner Training. Starting 8 October, she will be leading her popular Ayurvedic Nutrition Course at Delight Yoga. This Ayurvedic nutrition course is for those who want to know what Ayurvedic nutrition can mean for them in modern Western life.
Makes 12-16 balls
- 100g finely ground almonds
- 60g dried apricots – unsulphured
- 35g sunflower seeds – toasted on a low fire
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla powder
- 1⁄4 tsp. cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. ghee
Cut the apricots into small pieces. Mix all the ingredients and knead until a supple yet firm dough forms. Roll smooth round balls about 2 1/2 cm in diameter.
Liese originally trained as a hatha yoga teacher in India. Her journey with yoga started at a time when life didn’t give her a lot of satisfaction and she was looking for a way to bring spirituality into her life. Once discovered, she intensely practiced and taught all aspects of yoga – including pranayama, philosophy and chanting - for several years in various countries across the globe before settling back in her home country – The Netherlands.