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Ayurvedic Recipe Yule Log Nog | Kapha Reducing and Immunity Building

Updated: Apr 19

It’s that wonderful time of the year—so enjoy! This festive version of our nourishing, Vata grounding night milk is great for a quiet night at home in front of the fire, or to bring to holiday gatherings.

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Ayurvedic Recipe Yule Log Nog

Before we dive into this festive, tried and true client favorite, I want to serve up a few Ayurvedic guidelines to help you enjoy the holidays and feel good.

Ayurvedic Tips for Holiday Eating

A few key Ayurveda principles will help you enjoy meals with your family and friends, and avoid that uh-oh feeling.

1. Volume of food: Use a salad plate versus a dinner plate when you’re choosing your delectable dishes. 2. Food combinations: KISS-Keep It Simple Sweetie. Remember the fundamentals of Ayurvedic food combining. Avoid overtaxing your digestive system. 3. Front load your veggies: Fill your day with healthy vegetable dishes before you attend the holiday gathering. You'll be so happy you did. If you're hosting, keep that main mean around the noon hour. 4. Share your knowledge of Ayurveda: Offer to bring the vegetable dish wherever you go. This way, you will always have something balancing to eat and you'll be giving the gift of Ayurvedic food to your loved ones.

Follow these four simple guidelines and you'll be amazed at how much better you feel AND, you won't feel like you missed out on anything, but indigestion.

Our Yule Log Nog is something you can enjoy at home, or bring with to a gathering. Think of it as a festive version of your evening ritual calming night milk.

This tasty treat is a festive way to weave Ayurveda into your holiday traditions. Avoiding that thick, Kapha aggravating and waste line concerning eggy version, this nog is full of flavor and herbs that support healthy digestion and boost immunity.

What else? It balances Kapha dosha and who doesn’t need that during winter? Kapha, which rules the sinuses and chest, can cause wet, damp coughs and winter chest colds when out of balance. It can also be aggravated by overeating and incorrect eating. So, you're going to love this recipe as a healthy option.


  • 5 cups A2 whole milk (or your favorite dairy free milk)

  • ½ cup cream

  • 5 cinnamon sticks

  • 2 whole cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder

  • ¼ cup ground chia seeds (you can make this by grinding whole chia seeds in a blender or coffee grinder) Helpful tip: Use more chia seeds if using dairy free milk as it will create a thicker texture.

  • Coconut sugar

  • Nutmeg powder as garnish

  • Star anise for garnish (if you want to get artful.)

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Make sure your spices are fresh. For dried herbs and spices, the shelf life is about a year, although the exact length depends on the quality of the spice (how fresh was it at the time of purchase) and how the spice has been stored. Rancid, depleted spices should be replaced. Spices are digestive herbs that helps us digest, assimilate and eliminate foods properly which, according to Ayurveda, is fundamental to good health.

Food is medicine and medicine is food. “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need." So, let your spices be your medicine this holiday season.


1. Pour the milk and cream into a large pot and warm the milk over low-medium heat.

2. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, turmeric, and ginger powder, and let the spices infuse the milk.

3. Cook at a low temperature, avoid scalding by stirring frequently, until it reduces to approximately 4 cups.

4. Remove from heat and let it cool, then strain out the cinnamon sticks and clove.

5. Pour the cooled milk into a blender, add the ground chia seeds, and blend thoroughly.

6. Place in the fridge for 3–4 hours and the chia seeds will thicken the nog.

7. To serve, warm it up on the stove.

Ayurvedic Recipe Yule Log Nog is a tasty, healthy, and easy to make recipe.

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After my first consultation and one week of recommended foods, I felt better, had more energy and more mental clarity than I have had in many years. Thank you Veena.” - Lynda G, Corrales, New Mexico


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She has a wealth of knowledge for many different aspects of Ayurveda which helped me expand my own experience with the practice.

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Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.

She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.

Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.

These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.

She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.

An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally.

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