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Strawberry Mint Lassi Recipe

Strawberry Mint Lassi

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes

A lassi is a chilled yogurt drink common in India. Served to help temper the heat in spicy curries, it was originally a savory, even salty beverage. However, in recent years, the sweet variety has become increasingly popular, and it is common to find mango lassis served at Indian Restaurants. Since strawberries are abundant at the farmers' markets right now, and my garden is over flowing with mint, I decided to try them together. This unique beverage is perfect for sipping on a hot afternoon, or served as a light dessert. Feel free to experiment and use other seasonal fruits such as raspberries, bananas, or peaches.

by Alison Needham

What you'll need

  • 1 16 ounce container low-fat Greek-style yogurt
  • 16 ounce container low-fat Greek-style yogurt 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 4 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup ice

Notes:

Yield: Serves 4

How to make it

  1. Layer yogurt, strawberries, mint, sugar, milk and ice in a blender. Cover and pulse until smooth. If necessary, remove lid and use a spatula to scrape down the sides and immerse the berries (while blender is off).
  2. Pour into glasses and serve immediately, garnished with additional strawberries if desired. 

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