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Thursday, May 05, 2005

It's getting warmer outside these days

Which means it is almost time to start making one of my favorite hot weather drinks, lassi.

I first discovered lassi back in the dark ages when I was knocking around India seeking martial enlightenment. It is a very healthy and refreshing drink made from yogurt.

There are a number of different recipes for the drink, and almost all of them are really tasty.

Here is one of my favorites.

Amalaki Lassi

You will need:

Two cups of plain organic unflavored yogurt
Two cups of pure water
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
Two Tblsp ground dried amalaki berry (you can get amalaki from Bazaar of India, a very good company, I get most of my ayurvedic herbs from them)
honey, unfiltered, raw organic

Mix two cups of yogurt and two tablespoons of dried amalaki berry thoughly, cover and let sit over night in the 'fridge.

next morning, in a blender add 2 oz boiling water and 1/4 tsp of ground cardamom, let sit for five minutes.

Add two cups of water and two cups of pre-prepared amalaki yogurt

sweeten to taste with honey, chill for an hour in the blender tank, reblend and serve.

You can chill it while blending by using 1.5 cups of water and .5 (and a bit) of ice when you blend.

It tastes good and is very good for you, enjoy.

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