Jun 21, 2019

Avocado Lassi

Prep Time: 5 mins
This twist on the traditional Indian lassi is made with avocado instead of mango. It's blended with yogurt and spices for a refreshing drink.

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Lassi is pronounced luh-see, it should rhyme with ‘fussy’. And, rather than being made with mango as is traditional with this Indian drink, I opt to use avocado as the blended avocado adds a creaminess and subtle flavor.

This easy and creamy avocado smoothie recipe is a great way to serve a frozen summer dessert to beat the heat. I should probably start with a pronunciation guide. Lassi is pronounced luh-see, it should rhyme with ‘fussy’. And, rather than being made with mango as is traditional with this Indian drink, I opt to use avocado as the blended avocado adds a creaminess and subtle flavor.

Avocado Lassi

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Avocado – When shopping for avocados, look for ones that are firm but “give” slightly when gently squeezed in your hand. You can also remove the top stem, though I prefer to call it a nub, at the top of the avocado – if you remove it and it is green, it’s most likely ready to eat. If it’s brown then it’s probably overripe. As the avocado season comes to an end in late July use avocados in as many ways as you can to get your fill! And to ensure the quality of my ingredients, I always look for the little California Avocado sticker on the side.
  • Yogurt – I use vanilla whole milk yogurt in this recipe though plain can also be used.

How to Make an Avocado Lassi

  1. Add ingredients to blender. Add the yogurt, milk, avocado, sugar and cardamom to a blender with 1 cup of ice cubes.
  2. Blend and serve. Blend until smooth and pour into 2 large glasses and serve immediately.

Tips and Tricks for This Recipe

Be sure to look for avocados that are ripe as the lassi is a smoothie-like dessert and you don’t want to end up with a chunky texture.

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Avocado Lassi

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Prep Time 5 mins
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla whole milk yogurt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 medium California Haas avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

Instructions:

  • Add the yogurt, milk, avocado, sugar and cardamom to a blender with 1 cup of ice cubes. Blend until smooth and pour into 2 large glasses and serve immediately.

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