While yogurt is hailed as a health food, it’s actually pretty heavy to digest. But churn it with water and spices in the Ayurvedic style and its properties change– you end up with a lassi that actually helps digestion.
This lassi is a take on takra, aka buttermilk, which is traditionally drunk after lunch to help with all manners of digestive issues.
Drink 1 cup of this lassi after lunch each day to get serious probiotic benefits and support the whole process of digestion. Ayurveda advises against having yogurt at night, hence the lunchtime recommendation.
Ingredients: (makes 5 servings)
1 cup of organic, nonfat plain yogurt (European style is ideal)
4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
A pinch of Himalayan salt
Blend the yogurt with the water for a few minutes.
Scrape off the bubbly scuzz that accumulates at the top with a spoon. Removing this froth makes the lassi lighter to digest.
Add the cumin, ginger, and salt, and blend for a few more seconds. Finished!
Store this mixture in the fridge. About an hour or so before lunch each day, take 1 cup of lassi out of the fridge to let it come to room temperature.