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
Peach pistachio lassi
small, or one very large, peaches, pitted and cut into chunks (no need for peeling)
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).
Divide between two big glasses - pour over ice if you wish - and serve.
Cantaloupe lime lassi
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (You shouldn't need extra liquid because the melon creates a lot itself.)
Divide between two big glasses - over ice if you wish - and serve.
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.