This yogurt drink is both refreshing and healthy ~ Americans are often unwilling to try yogurt that isn’t sweet, but be brave and give Ayran a try. After all, yogurt has 50% more calcium than milk! In addition, people with lactose intolerance are often able to eat (or drink!) yogurt because the cultures in yogurt digest the lactose. “Yogurt” is one of the few words in the English language that was borrowed from Turkish. The “g” in the word has an accent in Turkish (yoğurt) and is a silent “g”. It is thus pronounced /yo-urt/.
1 cup plain yogurt (lowfat, nonfat, or full fat all ok)
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold water
Ice to serve (optional)
Blend together yogurt, water, and salt in a blender or with a hand blender. Serve with ice, if desired