Lassis

Lassi is a yogurt drink found on the menu of every Indian restaurant. I make my “live” version with kefir, which gives it a tangy edge and a hefty dose of friendly probiotic cultures.

Mango is the most popular lassi flavor. I’ve also included recipes for an exotic rosewater lassi and a traditional, refreshing salt lassi (yes, salt can actually be refreshing - a billion Indians can attest to it!) for the hot days of summer.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup Basic Kefir

2 tablespoons raw honey or raw agave nectar, or to taste

1 tablespoon rosewater

 

Rosewater Lassi

{Serves 1}

Pour the kefir into a glass, add the honey and rosewater, and stir to dissolve. Serve over ice if you like.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup Basic Kefir

2 pinches of sea salt, or to taste

2 pinches of ground cumin

Handful of chopped fresh cilantro or mint leaves

 

Salt Lassi

{Serves 1}

Pour the kefir into a glass, add the salt and cumin, and stir to dissolve. Add the cilantro or mint and serve over ice if you like.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup Basic Kefir

1 mango, peeled, flesh cut away from the pt, and chopped

Pinch of ground cardamom

1 tablespoon raw honey or raw agave nectar, or taste

Pinch of saffron threads

 

Mango Lassi

{Serves 1}

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass. Serve over ice if you like.

Warm Regards,

Carol

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CAROL ALT is a pioneer and chameleon in the entertainment industry; constantly on the lookout for new challenges. Since her days as the world’s most renowned Supermodel, Carol has gone on to be multi-award winning actor, successful entrepreneur, best-selling author on Raw Food and Nutrition, and the host of A Healthy You & Carol Alt on FOX News Channel.