Lassi, a traditional yogurt-based drink from India, is full of probiotics that enhance skin and hair beauty by promoting proper intestinal flora and aiding digestion. In fact, according to Ayurvedic texts, lassis made with carefully selected spices have been used for centuries to help with a myriad of health conditions.
This recipe favors cashews instead of dairy, making it even more digestible. The addition of rose water adds a little note of sensuality and the cardamom a touch of exotic.
KEY INGREDIENT BENEFITS
- Strengthens friendly bacteria
- Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
- Prevents inflammation
- Rich in flavonoids, anti-oxidants and tannins
- Rich in vitamins A, C, D, E and B3
- Improves digestion
- Helpful in removing toxins from the body
- Stimulates gastric juices
- Reduces mucus build-up
WHAT YOU NEED + INSTRUCTIONS
- 3-½ cups soaked cashews
- 3 cups purified water
- 2 small scoops probiotic powder
- optional: add juice of 1 lemon for lemon taste
Blend ingredients in Vitamix blender and place in a mason jar with lid on. Allow ingredients to culture for 6 to 8 hours or more. Place in refrigerator. Good up to 10+ days. Best kept in a glass mason jar.
- 1 tsp rose water
- 1 cup coconut water
- A pinch of crushed cardamom seeds
- Honey or natural sweetener (optional)
Add all the ingredients to the probiotic Cashew Lassi and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
About the Author
For more than a decade, Jasmine Hawken, CCO and co-founder of Hairprint, has been a leader and at the forefront of a major trend in rejuvenation therapy through nutrition and preventive healing modalities. Since the mid-90’s, as a sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and lifestyle expert, Jasmine has counseled and worked with A-list celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs and professional athletes. Jasmine holds certifications in Clinical Nutrition, Life Coaching, and a Masters in Spiritual Psychology as well as Energy Medicine.