Serves 2. Preparation time: 10 minutes. Sattvic. Neutral effect on all doshas. Good in all seasons.
Bring to boil:
1 cup pure water
Wash and coarsely chop:
1 small head of broccoli, about 1 1⁄2–2 cups chopped
Wash and slice in rounds:
1 tablespoon leek greens (optional)
When the water is boiling, put the broccoli and leek greens in a stainless steel steamer in the pot and cover. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes at most, until the broccoli is bright green.
Grind together, dry, in the blender, until they are a fine powder:
2 tablespoons raw almonds or walnuts
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Pour in the steamed vegetables and their steaming water. Blend until smooth, adding more hot water if needed.
Freshly ground white pepper
This makes a very quick and satisfying lunch, served with warm chapattis or hot corn tortillas.