Avocado Lassi : Healthy Summer Smoothie

5 min cook time
5 min prep time
Snacks, Health Drinks
Preperation Time:
5 mins
Cooking Time:
5 mins

Ingredients:

  1. 2 ripe avocados
  2. 1/2 cup plain yoghurt (preferably thick yoghurt)
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 1 to 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  5. 4 green cardamom pods, seeds removed and crushed
  6. 1 tablespoon rosewater (optional)

Procedure:

Slice the avocado in half, lengthwise. Remove the stone, scoop out the flesh and roughly chop.

Add the yogurt, milk, honey, crushed cardamom seeds, and rosewater to the blender and blend to a creamy consistency. Taste and sweeten more, if required.

This lassi can be made ahead and kept refrigerated. Serve chilled.

Notes:

You can replace the yogurt and milk with soy or almond milk for a dairy free and vegan version.You may have to rub the avocados with a little lime juice, if making this version.

Avocados often referred to as butterfruits, is a super fruit which is known for it’s creaminess and numerous health benefits associated with it. The health benefits of avocado for babies include supply of essential vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fats, easy to digest by babies, offers liver protection, offers antioxidants, can control inflammations, helps in healing wounds faster and has antimicrobial properties.

The flavors of this lassi are very traditional. Cardamom seeds add fragrance and sweetness, while the light, delicate notes of rosewater enhances the floral fragrance and flavor. This lassi comes together in less than five minutes, and the yogurt helps it retain its bright green color, so you can make this in advance and refrigerate it.

Do try this simple, easy drink as an after-school snack; it certainly is a welcome boost of chilled energy on those blazing hot, sunny afternoons.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 1093
Calories from Fat 764
Total Fat 84.9g131%
Saturated Fat 20.7g104%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 226mg9%
Potassium 2388mg68%
Carbohydrates 72.5g24%
Dietary Fiber 27.0g108%
Sugars 38.9g
Protein 22.7g
Vitamin A 14% · Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 56% · Iron 14%

 

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