According to ancient ayurvedic wisdom, we all have a mix of feminine and masculine energy — ying and yang — and learning to balance the two is the key to thriving.

This pretty pink rose latte from ayurvedic expert and bestselling author, Sahara Rose, is made to feed our feminine essence. Laced with intoxicating flavors from plant-based ingredients, and a gorgeous hue to boot, a cup of this cozy bev brings instant special occasion feels…

Shakti is feminine life-force. It’s the energy that moves through us, making us feel alive, luminous and vibrant. While Shiva (masculine energy) observes, Shakti creates. She is the process of intention to formulation to expression. Without her, there would be no life. This rose cardamom latte from my book Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook brings all her divine qualities out to dance.

Shakti (Divine Feminine) Rose Cardamom Latte
Serves 1


1 cup non-dairy milk
4 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1/2 tsp rose water
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp natural beet-derived pink food coloring (optional, for color)
1 tsp dried rose petals
pinch of saffron strands
1 sprig fresh thyme


In a small saucepan, stir together non-dairy milk, cardamom, rose water, vanilla and food coloring, if using. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes.

Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve. Froth using an electric frother, and serve sprinkled with rose petals, saffron and fresh thyme.

Discover more amazing ayurvedic wisdom, practices and recipes from Sahara here.

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