Crazy for Lassi – The Refreshing Yogurt Based Cooling Drink

No time to cook or eat healthy food? Let me share how one can prepare healthy delicious Lassi in no time! I am a huge fan of Lassi so I thought of sharing my love for Lassi today….Lassi is basically churned out of curd (Dahi) or yogurt and is an Indian delicacy with different mixes of fruits, flavours syrups, although I personally like the plain one with fruits loaded on top which I would recommend but no harm in experimenting with flavors.

We all know that Yogurts can be high in protein, calcium, vitamins, and live culture, or probiotics, which can enhance the gut microbiota. These can offer protection for bones and teeth and help prevent digestive problems. Lowfat yogurt can be a useful source of protein on a weight-loss diet.

Considering the benefits of eating yogurt, from regulating bowel movements and promoting a healthy gut to fighting infections, you should incorporate this superfood into your diet each day. … People who regularly eat yogurt help their body to produce vitamin B in the bowels. So yes, you can have Lassi everyday!

A recent study found that those who ate three yogurts a day while dieting lost 81% more belly fat than people who didn’t eat yogurt. All study participants were directed to eat 500 fewer calories per day. To help reduce belly fat, eat about 6 ounces of low-fat Greek yogurt before every meal.

Lassi is traditional Indian drink made with simply curd, ice and sugar but these days, variety of Lassi available in every corner of India. Lassi is best when served in earthen bowl (Clay) known as Kulli.

Fresh fruit piled on top of a delicious yogurt drink that is impossible to stop drinking until you lick the little clay bowl and then crash land it in the pit on your way out. The best thing I like is that you can serve Lassi during breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Lassi is incredibly easy to put together—start with yogurt, water, and ice blended in a 1:1:1 ratio, plus any flavorings.
Lassi is divided into two categories—sweet and savory—but both start with a base of plain whole-milk yogurt (not Greek or skim!). Store-bought yogurt works perfectly fine, but fresh-tasting homemade yogurt is, of course, ideal, and surprisingly simple to make at home (my dad’s version just involves boiling milk, cooling it slightly, and adding your culture—no special equipment or anything).
Below, you can watch my video of making Lassi

There are endless variations of lassi (and endless room for creativity), but these are some of the more common varieties you might find in Indian kitchens.
Mango or plain Lassi is only the beginning. Start exploring new ideas to jazz up your daily summer drink healthy way!
Let’s think of some flavors…
Mango Lassi. Perhaps the most popular lassi flavour, this Desi smoothie combines one South Asian favourite, mangoes, with another.
Pineapple Coconut Ginger Lassi..
Strawberry or Blueberry or choice of your fruit Lassi. …
Spiced Kiwi and Mint Lassi. …
Chocolate Lassi with Toasted Almonds. …
Caramel Espresso Lassi. …
Masala Recipe. …Dry fruit Lassi…Chutney Lassi…
Rose Lassi with Chia Seeds. …
Kesar Lassi. The list could go on with endless possibilities and I am sure you already got ideas of what you are going to make your next lassi with!

By the way, lot of my viewers ask me where to find those green looking pistachio and my answer would be “very hard to find fresh pistachio”. Here is what vendors in India do, they soak pistachio in green food color water. Now you know….They also color some other nuts like almond with other color like red and green to decorate many sweets. The color of inside remains the same but just the outer line gets colored which gives pretty look to any decoration.

Happy Lassi Drinking