Beat the Heat with a Cooling Mint Lassi

Try this recipe from the renowned author of Heaven's Banquet, Miriam Kasin Hospodar. Lassi (pronounced "LAH-see") is a delicious and simple summer drink. Lassi is fresh yogurt blended with spices, occasionally fruit and select plants in room-temperature pure water. According to ayurveda, yogurt by itself can clog the channels of the digestive and elimination systems, but when transformed into lassi it actually aids digestion. Thinning yogurt with water and blending it changes the molecular structure so it is more easily assimilated.

Enjoy your lassi before or with lunch.

Miriam's Mint Lassi

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