A creamy refreshing, cleansing drink that is a version of the Indian yogurt and fruit drink, called Lassi. It can be a nice finish to a spicy hot meal or an interesting drink idea if serving a slightly spicy meal. A Lassi is of great importance in the Indian diet, because it contains fat, protein, lactose, calcium and phosphorus. It has been said in Indian literature that regular consumption of Lassi drinks reduces the chances of your hair going white before it is time.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serves 6 (Makes 6 cups/1.5L)
3 cups (750 mL) halved Ontario Strawberries
2 cups (500 mL) non-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup (125 mL) Ontario Milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) light coconut milk
1/4 cup (50 mL) Ontario Honey
Pinch each ground cardamom and salt
Fresh Ontario Mint Sprigs
In blender, or large plastic jug using handheld blender, combine strawberries, yogurt, milk, coconut milk, honey, cardamom and salt until smooth.
Pour into 6 tall glasses and garnish each with mint sprig.
Tip: Make a fun dessert with Strawberry Honey Lassi Pops. Divide mixture evenly among ice pop molds or small paper cups. Insert wooden sticks and freeze until solid, about 4 hours or up to 1 week. To remove, dip bottom of molds in warm water for 4 seconds.
1 Serving (250 mL):
PROTEIN: 5 grams
FAT: 1.5 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 32 grams
FIBRE: 1.5 grams
SODIUM: 120 mg