Summer

Peach Pistachio -or- Cantaloupe Lime Lassis

August  7, 2013
2 Ratings
Author Notes

I'm not big on smoothies, but I love me a lassi! Go figure, since they're practically the same thing. I never said I was rational. Anyhow, as much as I love a standard mango lassi, I'm even more fond of changing up the fruits and spices I use in them. Here are two of my favorite combinations for when summer fruit is at its peak. —fiveandspice

  • Serves 2
Ingredients
  • Peach pistachio lassi
  • 2 small, or one very large, peaches, pitted and cut into chunks (no need for peeling)
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek-style yogurt, preferably full-fat
  • 2 pinches ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional - if your peaches are nice and ripe you probably won't need it)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cups cold milk
  • Cantaloupe lime lassi
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek-style yogurt, preferably full-fat
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Peach pistachio lassi
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a blender - use 1/4 cup milk for a thicker consistency and 1/2 cup for a thinner consistency, or really whatever quantity you need for the consistency you prefer - and blend until pretty smooth (some small pistachio grains will remain).
  3. Divide between two big glasses - pour over ice if you wish - and serve.
  1. Cantaloupe lime lassi
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (You shouldn't need extra liquid because the melon creates a lot itself.)
  3. Divide between two big glasses - over ice if you wish - and serve.

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  • fiveandspice
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I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.

4 Reviews

trvlnsandy July 26, 2014
I love the combos of spices and fruits, but rather than add liquid to Greek yogurt, which is yogurt which has had liquid strained out, I would just use regular yogurt and either skip the milk, or just add some of it. Looking forward to trying these.
 
trvlnsandy July 26, 2014
the homemade yogurt mentioned by beejay45 sounds perfect
 
beejay45 August 15, 2013
I'm not sure what the difference is between a smoothie and a lassi, but these flavor/fruit combinations sound wonderful! I've got to make some yoghurt so I can get a few (of either) in before all the good fruit is gone for the year. ;) Thanks!
 
Author Comment
fiveandspice August 16, 2013
Mmm, homemade yogurt would be awesome in these!