I cannot drink milk for I am lactose intolerant. I still cannot acquire the taste of soya milk, especially not in my coffee. It will just ruin my day! But I love yogurt and I can deal with it in any form: fluid, firm, plain or eaten with various dishes.
Adults who are lactose intolerant find that they are able to eat yogurt, since the bacteria that turns the milk to yogurt produces some of the enzymes required to digest the lactose.
According to a reading in the last edition of Yoga Journal, yogurt is an all-around tonic, capable of curing many ills, and generally considered to be an effective agent of balance for a person’s digestive system.
For the local product sold in the local supermarket, I would go for BioKul and Yummy – the ones which are plain, set firm one. I find Chimori is too sweet.
Here are some of my favourite mix and recipe:
Makes 1 bowl for breakfast
Slice and dice:
Papaya, kiwi fruit, strawberry, passion fruit, dried sultana, dried almond.
Put 3-4 tablespoons of plain yogurt and add a dollop of honey to taste.
Mix all ingredients for a very filling breakfast.
CUCUMBER MINT RAITA
Makes about 3 cups
A cooling accompaniment to spicy Indian meals or a tasty dip for flatbreads/pita bread.
2 cups plain yogurt
½ cup peeled, seeded and grated cucumber
3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
1 teaspoon ground coriander
Gently stir all the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. Serve chilled.