Ayurvedic Gatorade

Since I’ve been studying more on Ayurveda, I came across a recipe for an Ayurvedic hydrating drink in a book called “The New Ayurvedic Kitchen-What to Eat for How You Feel” by Divya Alter.  This drink recipe stuck out to me as it’s often referred to as “Ayurvedic Gatorade”.  As it’s so important to keep hydrated for healthy skin, particularly during the hot, summer months, I had to try the recipe out, and it did not disappoint.  Also, if you get Divya’s book, it’s on page 132.

Ayurvedic Gatorade


1/8 tsp cumin seeds

2 cups spring water (I like to use sparkling water)

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

2 tsps. chopped fresh minor or basil leaves

1 tsp. raw sugar

2 small pinches of Soma Salt (I like to use Celtic Sea Salt)

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg


1.      Dry toast the cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium-low heat for 1 minute, or until they release their aroma.  Remove from heat and crush them in a mortar or spice grinder.

2.      In a blender, briefly blend all the ingredients and strain through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag.  Serve at room temperature.

3.      To store, refrigerate in a jar or closed container for up to 3 days.