Salty (Digestive) Lassi
Coconut-Cucumber Smoothie ©AdobeStock
*Especially for those living in a hot climate
In addition to the Mango Lassi smoothie I provided for the Features article, An Ayurveda Summer of Ojas and Ama below are three more delicious treats from Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar’s book, The Hot Belly Diet.
1. Coconut-Cucumber Smoothie
1/2 small cucumber
1/2 cup - unsweetened organic coconut milk
1/2 cup - organic rice milk
1 1/2 cups - chopped watercress
1/2 tsp - maple syrup
Juice the cucumber in a juicer.
Pour the cucumber juice into a blender and add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into a chilled glass and drink.
2. Salty (Digestive) Lassi
1/2 cup - organic plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups - water
1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
1/4 tsp - salt
3-4 fresh leaves - of mint or 1-2 stems of cilantro/coriander
Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass.
3. Superfood Smoothie
2/3 cup - unsweetened almond milk or rice milk (no soy)
2 scoops - protein powder in the form of whey isolate, hemp seed protein powder, or brown rice protein powder
1 Tbsp - whole flexed, shelled hemp seeds, or raw sunflower seeds, and a small handful of blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries
Pinch of cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, and/or pinch of cardamom powder (choose two of these three)
Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Serve in a chilled glass.