How to choose the healthiest yogurt to buy?

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How to choose the healthiest yogurt to buy?

Yogurt has earned itself a reputation as a true health-food superstar. But here’s something you probably didn’t know - Yogurt can turn into junk food really quickly if you add cookies or toppings that are candied!
Choosing the right yogurt is important for it to serve its purpose!
Here’s a list of must-dos while choosing a yogurt at the supermarket:
  1. Look for probiotics – many yogurts have a mark on the pack that mentions the existence of probiotics, the good bacteria, ideal for your health needs.
  2. Full fat or low fat yogurt? - If you are in a weight loss program or already consuming the required fat in a day in other consumable forms, opt for a non-fat yogurt.
  3. Keep it simple - If you are looking for growth in the level of body mass, you can choose a plain yogurt.
  4. Beware of artificial fruits – Adding your own fruit, or opting for Sassy Lassi’s all natural flavoured yogurt products are ideal for your health!

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How to hydrate with yogurt?

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How to hydrate with yogurt?


Irrespective of the weather, temperature and season, keeping yourself hydrated is the most important thing to do. Constantly consuming fluids and maintaining ideal body temperature can become a challenge during summers, especially in harsh spells of heat. Some food items help you hydrate yourself naturally while calming your hunger pangs.
Regular plain yogurt is 80-85% water. If you are consciously choosing yogurt as a food item to hydrate yourself, choose an all-natural yogurt. You could even convert it into a snack by adding berries or other fruits in them.
With Sassy Lassi’s range of all-natural and tasty yogurts in different flavors, this meal-replacement and hydrating snack is ideal for beating the summer heat. Since yogurt contains potassium and sodium, it helps you replenish the electrolytes that you lose throughout the day!


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Is yogurt good for kids?

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Is yogurt good for kids?


It is not common knowledge that most pediatricians will tell you to introduce yogurt to kids at a very early stage. As children need fat in their diet for normal growth and development, the most recommended kind of yogurt is the whole milk yogurt.
Since whole milk yogurt consists of a high concentration of calcium, vitamins and other minerals, it makes for a suitable and nutritious meal for children. Yogurt also has a lower amount of lactose which makes it much easier to digest and a perfect product for consumption by kids of all ages.
Sassy Lassi provides yogurt that is all-natural and specifically for kids. Kids yogurt is the perfect snack for your active little one, so purchase Sassy Lassi Kids yogurt in Whole Foods market, HEB and Central Market today!

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Quick Yogurt Recipes

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Quick Yogurt Recipes

  • Frozen, yogurt-covered strawberries: These little summer treats are a favourite amongst kids and adults alike. You will need 8 to 10 rinsed strawberries, yogurt, honey and vanilla extract. In a bowl, mix yogurt, honey and vanilla extract and put it aside. Dip the juicy strawberries into the mix and line them onto a tray with parchment paper. Refrigerate them for 45 minutes or until a thick layer of yogurt is formed. You can also dip them again into the mix for a thicker layer and your savoury is ready to serve. You could even dip a variety of fruits in strawberry flavoured Sassy Lassi for a delicious and fruity yogurt snack.
  • Yogurt mac and cheese: Give your favourite Italian Mac and cheese dish a twist, using yogurt. This comfort food is easy to make with just a few ingredients. All you need is al dente elbow pasta, shredded cheese (cheddar), Sassy Lassi yogurt, salt and pepper to taste, spinach leaves (optional), garlic powder, onion powder. Place spinach leaves in the bottom of a strainer and strain the boiled pasta over it. Save the pasta water and stir in the cheese until melted. Add yogurt and spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder) as per taste. Add the pasta and spinach to the mix and your dish is ready to serve.
  • Cucumber yogurt salad: Chop a bowlful of veggies, lots of cucumbers, minced parsley and mint leaves, red onion and cherry tomato. Add a serving of plain yogurt and top it with lime juice, jalapenos, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients and your healthy salad is ready to serve.

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Three breakfasts that go perfectly with flavored yogurt

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Three breakfasts that go perfectly with flavored yogurt


  • Sandwich spread: Make your own flavored yogurt sandwich spread and enjoy an easy and wholesome breakfast. Add mustard sauce to plain yogurt, with a dash of paprika and pepper, and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients to form a tasty tangy sandwich spread
  • Grab-and-go banana split breakfast jar: this breakfast item is filled with all the goodness inside a mason jar. Just layer slices of bananas in a mason jar, ½ cup of vanilla yogurt, ½ cup chopped strawberries, ½ cup yogurt and top it all with more banana slices and chocolate chips. Refrigerate for a day, and you will have your yogurt on the go ready for your hectic mornings.
  • ‘Raita’: A traditional Indian savory that goes well with stuffed Indian breads or ‘parathas’. Raita is a flavored yogurt that can be made in many ways. The mint raita is a common delicacy and can be made easily using just few ingredients and spices mixed into Sassy Lassi yogurt.


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Occasions where yogurt is the perfect drink to serve

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Occasions where yogurt is the perfect drink to serve

One does not need any occasion to drink yogurt. This on-the-go versatile drink can instantly freshen you up right from the first sip, anywhere and anytime. However, a list of five occasions when yogurt can be a perfect drink to be served are as follows:

     Give the usual soft drink a break at your kids’ birthday party. Switch to a healthy sweet lassi instead and make all the mothers happy.
     The next time you are inviting friends home, serve a tall glass of lassi as a mocktail drink and win applause from everyone.
     Your kids would love a glass of chilled lassi drink, after school or play.
     A yogurt drink can also serve as a healthy snack, which you can easily swap for your evening tea and choose a healthier life.
     Yogurt also serves as a wonderful workout fuel. A fresh way to start your workout is with a bowlful of yogurt. You can flavour your plain yogurt by mixing your favourite fruit say strawberry or bananas, or choose one of Sassy Lassi flavor yogurts, and voila! A healthy snack that satiates both taste and health is ready in no time.




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3 smoothies you can make from flavored yogurt

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3 smoothies you can make from flavored yogurt




     Tropical smoothie- This flavorful yogurt drink smoothie can be prepared easily with the help of just three ingredients- pineapple chunks, orange juice, coconut milk and plain yogurt. A quick blend of these four ingredients forms a creamy and delicious smoothie, perfect to drink at any time of the day.

     Match a green tea yogurt smoothie- This healthy afternoon drink is a perfect way to lose those extra pounds. All you need is 2 teaspoons of match a powder, 1 cup yogurt, ¼ cup fat free milk, zero calorie sweetener as per taste, and some crushed ice. Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and serve immediately.

     Strawberry basil yogurt smoothie- A great way to kickstart your day. You will need- 3 to 4 frozen strawberries, 1 sliced medium sized frozen banana, strawberry flavored Sassi Lassi yogurt and 5 to 8 basil leaves. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy and enjoy the delicious drink!

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3 things you can do with yogurt apart from eating it

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3 things you can do with yogurt apart from eating it




     Plain yogurt can be used as an effective face mask. It contains lactic acid which is a component used in many chemical peels. It helps to gently exfoliate the dead layers of the skin, which helps in clearing discoloration and blemishes and also helpful in reducing wrinkles. It also helps to create a natural glow and prevents breakouts.

     Yogurt is also a natural and nourishing hair mask which helps to attain frizz free and shinier hair. Mixing an egg and a tablespoon of honey to a bowl of yogurt is an effective home remedy with enviable results. Apply the mask on hair and leave for twenty minutes. Wash normally with warm water and the result is phenomenal. Say goodbye to frizzy dull hair with this super easy home remedy.

     Yogurt, lemon and coconut oil mixed together, can be used as an ultimate body scrub. With the right mix of these natural simple ingredients, you can get a super moisturized skin naturally.

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Yogurt is the key ingredient in these popular dishes

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Yogurt is the key ingredient in these popular dishes


     Mango lassi: The best way to beat the heat is a chilled glass of mango sweet lassi. This simple lassi is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. You will need 1 cup plain Sassy Lassi yogurt, ½ cup milk, 1 mango peeled, honey or sugar as per preference, crushed ice. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Serve into chilled glasses and top it with a dash of cardamom powder. Or you could just opt for the mango flavored yogurt by Sassy Lassi!
     Gujarati Kadhi: Gujarati Kadhi is a thin gravy made with a batter of yogurt and chickpea flour, followed by a tempering of spices that give it an authentic taste. This is a sweet and spicy savory gravy popular amongst Gujaratis and generally served with hot rice.
     Indian Flatbread or naan: A famous Indian bread made with a dough of all-purpose flour, salt and sugar, plain yogurt, eggs, milk, oil, baking powder and baking soda. This staple flatbread is a common item in most Indian homes and goes well with all gravies.

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The yogurt diet - does it work?

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The yogurt diet - does it work?

According to studies, consuming three servings of yogurt to a low-fat, reduced calorie diet in a day can help in weight loss.


Yogurt, including Sassy Lassi yogurt, is rich in calcium, protein, vitamins and probiotics. Probiotics help keep harmful bacteria at bay and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, gastrointestinal diseases and type 2 diseases. Some research show that probiotics can help in the management of weight and also reduce the risk of cancer. It evens helps in digestion.

Yogurt can also be replaced as a substitute for many ingredients (say a yogurt dip instead of mayonnaise) and help in cutting down fat.
Therefore, if a strict and healthy yogurt diet is implemented and followed with exercise on a daily basis, losing weight will become easier. This will also help in the proper functioning of your body. Not only will you lose weight, but your body will also respond well to diseases and build defences against common diseases.

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How to use yogurt for weight loss

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How to use yogurt for weight loss



The benefits of yogurt are immense. It can help you increase immunity and lose those extra pounds. Yogurt acts as an effective fat-losing ingredient. It helps provide a significant amount of proteins, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, zinc, vitamin B12, riboflavin and pantothenic acids.

According to Michael Zemel, a PhD and a nutrition professor, the science behind yogurt and weight loss is when we consume yogurt, the calcium content signals the fat cells to pump out less cortisol (cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the fat around the waist). This makes losing weight easier while the amino acids present further helps to burn fat.

While there are many reasons that yogurt helps in weight loss, a lot of people also prefer a low fat yogurt-based smoothie that not only keeps you filled till the next meal, but also helps burn those extra kilos.



To try:

Kick start your day by whipping up an apple cinnamon smoothie for breakfast. With just handful ingredients, this smoothie comes power packed with fibres, calcium, vitamins and calcium.



Step 1 - Blend 5 to 6 raw almonds, 1 apple, 1 ripe banana, ¾  cup yogurt, and ½ cup non-fat milk.

Step 2 - Top the drink with a dash of cinnamon


A healthy wholesome breakfast is ready within minutes

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4 types of yogurt you need to know about

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4 types of yogurt you need to know about

There 4 basic kinds that cover most varieties that is available today in the market for purchase.

1. The first kind of yogurt is the old-school plain yogurt. This is the mildest and least complex of all yogurts and is therefore considered the best yogurt for kids. Buy Sassy Lassi for the best yogurt from the nearest store.

2. The second type of yogurt is the popular Greek yogurt which is thicker and more filling since most of the liquid has been strained out. With a higher concentration of whey, more protein and fewer carbohydrates, it is often chosen over plain yogurt for fitness purposes.

3. A milder version of Greek yogurt is Labneh which is similar to Greek yogurt. Labneh yogurt is from the Middle East. It is thick and creamy, like sour cream, and has higher protein concentration but is not as rich and filling.

3. The last kind is the drinkable yogurt called Kefir.  It uses grains of yeast to begin fermentation and is rather thin. Given that it has comparatively lower lactose content, a lactose intolerant person might prefer this.


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5 yogurt flavors you've never heard of

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5 yogurt flavors you've never heard of



       Green tea yogurt smoothie- Get a boost of energy with the power of match a powder and the goodness of low sugar yogurt blended together with just the right amount of sweetness.

       Coffee yogurt- We all love our coffee, don’t we? How about adding a healthy touch to our addiction? A combination of coffee and yogurt is highly refreshing and tasty at the same time.

       Salt and spice- For all those who love spicy food, a spicy yogurt is something we haven’t heard of before. With a liberal seasoning of sea salt and spice and a drizzle of hot sauce, make yourself the ultimate yogurt savory.

       Tan-Armenian Yogurt drink- Creamy and fresh, Tan is a simple combination of cucumber, parsley and water with an addition of sea salt. Tan yogurt is just the right drinkable yogurt smoothie to cool down.

       Cashew yogurt- Incredibly simple to make, cashew yogurt is rich, creamy and super delicious. Apart from being tasty, this yogurt is power packed with the goodness of cashew and natural yogurt.

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The origin of yogurt

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The origin of yogurt




It is generally believed that the first formation of yogurt was not intentional. The actual reason for origins of yogurt is still unknown, but it is said to be discovered in Mesopotamia. It occurred by accident when milk was stored in warm climates, and a tangy, creamy and thick substance was formed. This is popularly known to us as yogurt.



Back in the 6000 B.C, herdsmen started the practice of milking animals and storing them in containers (animal stomachs). The natural enzymes present curdled the milk and transformed it into yogurt, given the suitable circumstances. People back then loved the taste of it and with time, the making of commercial yogurts and yogurt products evolved. Yogurt soared as a popular food in the 50s and 60s, and today, it is a common favourite for kids and adults alike.



Yogurt is known by different names in different parts of the world and it is available at Sassy Lassi in a number of varieties and flavours.

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The art of fermentation

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The art of fermentation

The process of fermentation can be defined as “the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat”. It is a process that converts sugar to acid, gases or alcohol. Some popular fermented foods include yogurt, wine, cheese, vinegar etc.

While fermentation is a chemical process which may sound and appear to be very complicated, it is practiced as part of our daily lives. The most popular example of fermentation is that of dairy products, and this is the process we use for Sassy Lassi organic yogurt.

Fermentation aims at growing good bacteria while preventing the formation of mould and bad bacteria. It is therefore necessary to maintain cleanliness while fermenting yogurt. Usually, starter culture, a microbiological culture, is used to aid fermentation. The art of fermentation has been known to humans since 6000 BC and is a popular phenomenon in kitchens around the world.


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Why Is Yogurt Good For A Rumbling Tummy?

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Why Is Yogurt Good For A Rumbling Tummy?




Yogurt is known for having a soothing effect on the skin and on your tummy as it has a cooling effect.

In order to reduce consumption of fiber and carbohydrate, it often advised to have yogurt when you have a rumbling tummy or a stomach problem. Low-fat yogurt might be a good choice when you have an upset tummy. It is the good bacteria in the yogurt that helps calm the stomach and reduce rumbling.

Yogurt made of soy milk or almond milk without the additive sweeteners are known for being excellent digestive aids and are often recommended to people. Yogurt that is labelled ‘with Live and Active cultures’ is the best option for such a situation, as it will help increase the good bacteria in your stomach and aid digestion. Organic plain yogurt is the best cure for a rumbling stomach.

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Why Yogurt Is Good For Your Hair?

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Why Yogurt Is Good For Your Hair?




Any product with a high concentration of lactic acid and multi-vitamins, such as yogurt, is known for treating dull and damaged hair and replenishing it. The expensive hair products in the market might give you initial results of satisfaction but the high quantity of chemicals will eventually worsen the state of your hair.

Home remedies such as using yogurt to treat your hair have a more lasting impact. Yogurt also has anti-fungal properties that act as an anti-dandruff cleanser, and also moisturizes your scalp. Since it nourishes the hair follicles, it might be able to reduce hair fall caused by dryness and damage of hair fall. Additionally, yogurt being a cooling and soothing agent, it also helps reduce frizz from the hair.



To use:

1.     Pour out about 6oz of Plain yogurt in a cup.

2.     Using your fingers gently part hair and smooth the yogurt onto dry, clean hair.

3.     Let soak for approx. half an hour.

4.     Gently wash off with a mild shampoo to retain the moisturizing effect of the yogurt in your hair – and watch your hair rejuvenate and shine!

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Can You Use Flavored Yogurt as a Meal Supplement?

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Can You Use Flavored Yogurt as a Meal Supplement?


It has become increasingly popular to replace an entire meal with yogurt and fruits. This meal supplement is popular in weight loss activities, and has been said to show very quick results. Since yogurt is a low-fat and pre-portioned meal, it is said to be able to help reduce weight rather quickly as it will enable you to cut calories and fat from your meal.

Generally, breakfast is replaced with yogurt as you can then proceed to eat a light, and balanced dinner to ensure you consume the required calories for the day. A study that was published in 2005 in the “International Journal of Obesity” claimed that substituting yogurt for meals could significantly boost fat loss, making for the ideal meal supplement.

Yogurt is also high on the nutrient chart for protein and calcium. It is often consumed in the form of smoothies in a diet as a meal or post-workout snack.

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Good Bacteria in Yogurt - What is it?

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Good Bacteria in Yogurt - What is it?


Ever wondered how yogurt is made? Yogurt is a product developed from fermentation of many types of milk with lactic acid bacteria. This bacterium is of two types - Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus Thermophilus. Depending on the variety used, the textures and flavors in yogurt are different each time it’s made. The good bacteria are commonly called probiotic, such as the lactic acid bacteria used for fermentation.

One of the most popular yogurts made of good bacteria is the probiotic yogurt that is often referred to as “live” food. This yogurt consists of micro-organism that exists normally in human digestive tract especially the gut. The National Yogurt Association in America requires no less than 100 million bacteria per gram in these products. They also need to have a Live and Active Cultures Seal before the product goes on sale.

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Low Fat Yogurt Vs Regular Yogurt

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Low Fat Yogurt Vs Regular Yogurt


The easiest yet slightly unreliable way of being able to differentiate between low-fat yogurt and regular yogurt is the thickness.

Normal yogurt generally tastes more creamy and thick. One of the exceptions is the non-fat Greek yogurt that has more whey strained out. Even though it is non- fat, it thick and has a creamy texture and has higher protein content than non-fat yogurt. In some organic yogurt the calorie count can be as much as 10-20 calories lesser than normal yogurt. The wise choice would be to go for a low-fat or no-fat yogurt with added vitamin D that will increase absorption of fat-soluble vitamin D and calcium. If you are looking to reduce fat in your diet then non-fat yogurt is a better choice. However, if you are looking for high-nutrition with higher calcium yogurt then your definite choice is a regular yogurt. If you have a balanced diet then you can enjoy flavored regular yogurt.

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Is There A Difference Between Yogurt And Curd?

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Is There A Difference Between Yogurt And Curd?



Yes, there is a difference between both the dairy products.


Both being a similar dairy-origin product, they are commonly mistaken to be the same.


Yogurt and curd both are a result of milk fermentation, however, the methods are different.


The preparation of yogurt can be done by fermenting fresh milk through a bacteria or microbe and allowing it to proliferate in that milk. This method consumes the lactose present in the milk and converts into a tasty tangy product called yogurt. Yogurt is extremely beneficial for the bones due to its high calcium content.


Curd or curdling of milk can be done by boiling and cooling milk; with the help of an edible acidic substance such as vinegar or lemon, curd can be obtained. To make it clearer, paneer is the curd that can be derived after the splitting of milk.


Curd is power-packed with vitamins, minerals and a good source of digestible proteins.






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The Science That Goes Into Yogurt

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The Science That Goes Into Yogurt



Nothing eliminates a hot sunny day’s tiredness, like a bowlful of cold yogurt. Understanding the making of this superfood is no rocket science- Just the right ingredients and a little bit of science is all you need to know. Yogurt, a dairy-based product is made by fermentation of fresh milk. This fermentation process is done using lactic bacteria or ‘cultures’ (lactobacillus and streptococcus thermophilus).
Fresh milk is heated at a specific temperature and these bacteria are added to the milk. The bacteria help to convert the lactose present in milk into lactic acid, which helps to thicken the milk, making it richer and tart-like in appearance. This produces the tangy characteristic of yogurt. The presence of lactase due to bacterial cultures allows in the digestion of lactose and beneficial for people who are lactose intolerant.


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