In the summer, my blender gets a lot of use; after all, you get to combine flavors without much work on your end– all in soups, smoothies, sauces, and drinks. When that gets boring, turning to another cuisine can help (especially for smoothies– I don’t believe in the mix-in-all-the-fruit-around philosophy).
For guidance, then, take a look at the lassi. This cold, yogurt-based soft drink packs a load of probiotics into a a smoothie-milkshake hybrid. If you’re not a fan of yogurt, consider trying your hand at horchata, which uses rice, almonds, or sesame seeds for its creamy base.
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