3x Ayurvedic lassi to aid digestion

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3x Ayurvedic lassi to aid digestion
The lassi is a well-known drink within Ayurveda and is also called takra here. It’s a super light drinkable digestive aid, made from a little yogurt or buttermilk, whipped with water and spices to help increase your Agni, or digestive fire. In this article, we will tell you more about the lassi and the positive effects this drink has on your health. We also share three different recipes with you so that you can make your own lassi.

The positive effects of the lassi

Lassi’s can be beneficial in cases of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, hemorrhoids and obesity. They are generally served after lunch to counteract the symptoms of digestive problems. They enhance the digestion of nutrients and reduce discomfort after a meal.

Three lassi recipes

Would you like to make your own lassi? Below we share three different recipes with you.

Warm cinnamon lassi

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 125 g yoghurt
  • 250 ml warm water
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin seeds or roasted cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon plus some extra for decoration
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt

Preparation:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and grind for 30 seconds until light and foamy. You can of course also knock manually for a few minutes.
  2. Skim off the supernatant fat and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

Cumin rose lassi

3x Ayurvedic lassi to aid digestion

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 125 g yoghurt
  • 250 ml warm water
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • 1-2 drops of rose water or ¼ tsp rose extract
  • ½ tbsp cane sugar
  • 1-2 saffron threads (optional)
  • Rose petals (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Place all ingredients, except for the saffron and rose petals if using, in a blender and grind for 30 seconds until light and foamy. You can of course also knock by hand for a few minutes.
  2. Skim off the fat and sprinkle with saffron, optionally with rose petals.

Ginger coriander lassi

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 60 g homemade yogurt
  • 250 ml warm water
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • Seeds from 1 cardamom pod (ground) or ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 strands of saffron (optional)
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus some extra for garnish (optional)
  • ½ tsp coriander powder or 5-6 fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and grind for 30 seconds until foamy, or beat by hand for a few minutes.
  2. Skim off the fat and sprinkle with black pepper. serve.

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