What's wonderful (and healthy) about lassi (which some people call an "Indian milkshake") is that it is made of dahi (yogurt), Indian spices and herbs (e.g., mint). Pretty simple whole foods.
Below is the recipe from our book for mint lassi. Way below is a video where my wonderful co-writers show you how to make a lassi. Mango lassi by the way, made of different ingredients but made in the same way. Great thing about lassi is you can make all kinds by mixing what fruits you use.
Yogurt – 1 cup
Ice – 1½ cups
Cumin powder – ½ tsp (roasted)
Chat Masala – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Mint – a handful (fresh)
Cilantro – 10 sprigs
Green Chili – 1 (optional)
1. In a blender, add the following: Mint, Cilantro, Green Chili and ½ of the Yogurt.
2. Blend for a couple of minutes.
3. Add remaining yogurt and rest of the ingredients and blend until the Ice has crushed well (smoothie consistency).
4. Serves 2.
If you do not have fresh mint…use dried mint (available at any Indian grocery store or whole foods store).