If you like to add extra hot sauce or eat super spicy food, you most likely know what it feels to have your mouth on fire. Recently, I agreed to participate in a spicy curry challenge with my colleagues, not realizing the pain and burn that accompanies it. The curry was EXTREMELY SPICY, it was pretty much like lamb cooked in red chili paste. One bite of curry and instantly my mouth became a burning inferno. I somehow managed to successfully complete the challenge but I knew the night ahead won’t be very peaceful. After gulping down half a bottle of pepto, the intense burning sensation from the curry lasted overnight, leaving me with no choice but to stay on a liquid diet for the rest of the next day. Even though, my mouth was not on fire the next morning, I could feel the burn in my stomach and was craving for something revitalizing and cooling to calm my system down. The burning pain from spicy food is totally legit and can be counteracted by the addition of dairy especially milk and yoghurt.
Pineapple lassi is made with low fat plain yoghurt and frozen pineapple chunks that added the MUCH NEEDED cooling effect. It can be made into a sassy Tropical smoothie bowl, by adding toasted coconut, fruits (banana, kiwi, strawberry, blueberry) and chia toppings.
½ Cup Plain Non-Fat Yoghurt
½ Cup Pineapple Chunks, fresh or frozen
Few Pomegranate Arils,for garnish (optional)
½ Teaspoon Organic Honey
Add the yoghurt, honey and pineapple chunks to a blender and blend until smooth. If using fresh pineapple chunks, add few ice cubes to the blender. Adjust the consistency by adding some water or more yoghurt if needed.