Lassi – Yogurt that is Good for You
Indian cooking has a healthy alternative for traditional Western yogurt. Lassi (Lassee) not only tastes delicious but aids the digestion process as well. Blending with water kindles the agni principle in yogurt (agni means digestive fire), making this combination excellent for digestion when taken at the end of the meal.
Here are some delicious recipes:
– Blend ¼ cup of plain organic yogurt in 1 cup water with 2 pinches of ginger and cumin powder.
– Yogurt, water + 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, ½ tsp cumin seeds of powder, 1/8 tsp salt, chopped cilantro leaves.
– Yogurt, water + 2 Tbsp Sucanat or raw organic sugar, ½ tsp grated fresh ginger or ¼ dry ginger, ½ tsp cardamom.
– Yogurt, water + 2 Tbsp Sucanat or organic sugar, 1 drop rose water.
All varieties of Lassi are balancing for all three Doshas.
TODAY’S TIP: All drinks in Ayurveda should be taken not colder than at room temperature.