Meet Karan Gera, aka Monsieur Singh aka 2012 Vendy Award Dessert Finalist ….providing the best in double duty deliciousness ever – gluten free Indian Lassi treats AND humor. We first sampled the zinger mango lassi at the Brooklyn Eats on a hot June day. Yum, and fun.
Sure it’s cold outside but your palette still needs a refreshing boost. Come by the first Gluten-Free EatUP market and meet the Monsieur as he serves up the healing powers of a frozen lassi – all from his bike cart.
Delight in the musings on Monsieur’s website ” Endorsed by A Billion Indians Daily”
We couldn’t resist quoting from monsieursingh.com below:
Lassi is a blend of yogurt with healing herbs & spices. It has all the goodness of yogurt plus health benefits of herbs & spices.
INDIA LOVES LASSI
Lassi is a proven health wisdom from India. For centuries, Lassi has been popular in India for improving digestive wellbeing, boosting the immune system and energizing both mind & body.
Lassi was conceived by Ayurveda – a 5000 year old wellness system. Ayurveda is a sanskrit word and means ‘Knowledge of Long Life’. Ayurveda is an all natural holistic approach to promote a state of balance in the body.
Ayurveda is also the sister science of yoga. While yoga balances mind & outer body, Ayurveda balances the inner working of the body.
YOGURT HATES LASSI
A classic case of professional jealously. According to Ayurveda, a 5000 year-old wellness system from India – Lassi is Yogurt made healthier. It’s the herbs & spices that make Lassi better than yogurt. With herbs & spices, you get all the goodness of yogurt plus multiple health benefits of herbs & spices. Ayurveda, recommends Lassi over yogurt for two reasons:
1. Fruit yogurts can ruin our digestion:
Most yogurts in the supermarket have only fruit and yogurt but no herbs or spices. That’s what makes them not so good for you. According to Ayurveda, fruit and yogurt are not compatible foods. Together fruit and yogurt are difficult to digest because they tend to sit in your stomach and play havoc with our digestion. This can also stop the flow of nutrients from other healthy foods we might be eating.
Ayurveda recommends that when blending fruit and yogurt, always consume them with digestive herbs & spices to improve digestion and get their respective nutritional benefits.
2. Supermarket Yogurts can be difficult to digest:
This applies to plain as well as fruit yogurts. Ayurveda says that yogurt sold in supermarkets become cold & heavy sitting on the supermarket shelves for weeks (an average shelf life of yogurt is 60 days). Consuming these cold & heavy yogurts can be difficult for our body. The presence of herbs & spices can help absorb cold & heavy yogurts. That’s why Lassi is recommended over yogurt.