I already wrote about some of the health benefits of avocados and posted a recipe for dark chocolate avocado pudding (see my previous post), but I couldn't help myself from making something else and posting about it immediately. I found a recipe on Food52 months ago for an avocado lassi, and I finally got to try it out today!

A lassi is a yogurt based drink from India, and it can be either savory or sweet flavored. I've only ever really seen two or so flavors of lassi when I eat at Indian restaurants, the most common being the most well-known mango lassi, though I've also tried a rose water lassi which had a much subtler taste. Since my first lassi, I've loved the way they tasted! I've even tried my hand at making my own mango lassi during the last mango season, but that can come another day. The traditional version of a lassi, however, is apparently more savory and is made with roasted cumin and spices as opposed to the more well-known sweet and fruity types.

I don't know where an avocado lassi falls on the savory vs. sweet scale, but I do know that it tastes good! So go ahead and make some for yourself!

Avocado Lassi

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Gathered ingredients, including bagged avo!
Serves 2

Ingredients:
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled (approx. 150g)
  • 1 C plain fat-free greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp honey (or other syrupy sweetener like agave, maple syrup, etc.)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 C unsweetened almond milk, more or less depending on desired thickness
  • (Up to) 3 tbsp dried fruits or nuts (ex: almonds, pistachios, cashews, apricots, etc.)
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a blender, except for the dried fruits/nut, until well blended and smooth.
  2. Add in fruits/nuts and pulse until they're coarsely mixed with the lassi. (I preferred mine to be smoother, so I left mine in the blender longer than a couple pulses)
  3. Adjust the sweetness if you have to.
  4. Garnish with cherries or more dried fruits/nuts. Best if served chilled.

~~Enjoy~~

Original recipe can be found here.
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Had to half the ingredients to fit into two Magic Bullet cups
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Fully blended green avocado lassi with a green cup ring to match!
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Garnished mine with a couple more almonds

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lassi
Jennifer Lyman
1/21/2013 02:39:08 pm

This looks so yummy! I love looking at all your smoothies. I was wondering if you think that a Magic Bullet would be practical for someone living in a dorm? Would you recommend a particular model?Thanks Makamae! :)

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Makamae Kahawai
1/21/2013 02:57:04 pm

Hell yah! A Magic Bullet is perfect for a dorm room! And it normally comes with multiple cups, so you can let them pile up a little before having to wash them if you have a busy schedule. It also comes with a cover for the cups, so you could take it to class with you if you wanted to. If I had to recommend one, I'd go with the NutriBullet; it's a little stronger than the original. Hope that helps! And more smoothies to come!

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Jennifer Lyman
1/23/2013 12:10:49 am

Haha thank you!!! Lord knows that the multiple cups will definitely come in handy with me...I'm not the most prompt dish washer by any means. Thank you so much!!

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Makamae
1/23/2013 11:27:50 am

No prob! Btw, the NutriBullet is better because the motor is stronger, it comes with an emulsifying blade, and has a higher volume capacity....but it's more expensive. If the NutriBullet is too expensive (~$120 retail; Magic Bullet is ~$99 retail), Costco also sells the Magic Bullet. You can look on Amazon too. I've seen a Magic Bullet set being sold for about $46 at one point.




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