Easy Strawberry Lassi that’s just in time for Valentines Day! This recipe is a new twist on the traditional lassi — instead of going original or adding mangoes, i’ve added strawberries and a hint of rose water and it tastes AMAZING!
TGIF. No, for real. It’s been one of those weeks that just take you for a spin and wring you until you’re completely so bent out of shape that you can’t tell your hands from your feet. But this strawberry lassi smoothie kind of just has it’s way of slowing time down while you sip on it and tell yourself to keep calm and keep moving.
I’m just letting this strawberry lassi smooth all those wrinkles right out.
In other news.. Is it spring already? We actually got a glimpse of 80 degrees weather this week in Houston — I know, it’s crazy! So when an idea to make strawberry lassi for Valentines day popped into my head, I let the idea consume me completely. Sure mango lassis are popular, but what about a strawberry one with a hint of rose water for something even more special?
And guys, I may never make plain old lassi ever again. <– Okay, that’s simple just not true.
- Because I grew up drinking lassi and it’s something that’s always around at my parents house
- Because sometimes the classic version is the only thing that will cure that craving
Tart, cold yogurt blended together with a little milk, lots of ice, and a hint of sweetness. How can someone not be in LOVE with that? But I will be swapping it out every now and then for this strawberry lassi that’s just as good with a blend of strawberries, less sugar and —
GAH ???????? just look at that color!
This recipe is just a simple updated version of an original lassi so no real surprises here other than a few handfuls of strawberries and a tiny teaspoon of rose water — not to be confused with rose extract because (points to self) some of us have made that mistake before and have had to throw desserts out. NO one in there right mind can take the powerfulness of rose extract in this lassi smoothie.
Also, let me just mention that you CAN make this strawberry lassi with low fat milk/ yogurt and swap out the sugar for a healthier honey or agave nectar if you please.
You guys, it’s as simple as tossing it in the blender and giving it a whirl, so do give this a try.
Oh. And last but not the least… Congrats to the bestie on her little bundle of joy! We got the good news this morning along with a precious little picture of him sleeping on his mama. ???????? I can’t wait to see him (hopefully later today!)
And now I’m off to bake (hmm.. chocolate chip cookies ?????) for her because the girl couldn’t get enough chocolate during the last few weeks of her pregnancy (and let’s hope that’s still the case).
Have a great Valentines Day weekend! 🙂
- 1 cup full fat yogurt (I don’t suggest greek)
- ½ cup milk (any will do)
- 12 ounces fresh strawberries
- 1 teaspoon [url href=”http://amzn.to/1o6AKs4″ target=”_blank”]rosewater[/url]
- 2 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
- 6-8 ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the strawberries breakdown completely. Serve over additional ice, if desired. [br][br]Leftovers can be stored in a glass jar with lid and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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*Please note: the nutritional facts calculated are an estimate based on the ingredients i’ve used. If you’d like a more accurate count, please calculate them using the ingredients/brands you’ve used to prepare the recipe. The nutritional info is for one serving of strawberry lassi.*