Tangy Yogurt Shake

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Doogh

doogh tangy yogurt shake

Refreshing beverage made with yogurt, soda water and chopped spearment or peppermint.

Doogh is a tangy yogurt-based beverage popular in Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and many more countries.

Doogh is prepared by beating unflavored yogurt until smooth, then diluting it with water to a consistency similar to whole milk. Salt (and sometimes pepper) is added, and commonly dried mint is mixed in as well. Doogh is generally served chilled or over ice. A variation includes diced cucumbers to provide "crunch".

Yogurt is good source "good bacteria" AKA probiotics. Probiotics are "friendly bacteria" that are naturally present in the digestive system. Probiotics boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract.

Yogurt provides potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). It also contains B12, which maintains red blood cells and helps keep your nervous system functioning properly.


Ingredients

  1. Yogurt - 1 container / 3 cups (Balkan style works best)
  2. Chopped mint - 1/3 cup (substitute 1 Tbs dried mint)
  3. Salt - 1 teaspoon
  4. Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  5. Water - 4 cups (substitute carbonated water)
  6. Ice cubes - 2 cups

Directions

  1. Place yogart in a pitcher, add water or carbonated water and mix throughly until clumps of yogart dissolve completely.
  2. Stir in chopped mint and salt.
  3. Place ice cubes in a pitcher then pour mixture overtop.
  4. Add a lemon or cucumber wedge for decoration.

Notes

  1. Learn about the properties and medicinal use of Mint leaves.

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