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Papaya Lassi – Smoothie Recipes

July 8, 2015

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Lassi is a popular drink in India that is delicious all year round, but perfectly refreshing in the summer. They can be made sweet and dessert-like or simple and healthy. Just like a smoothie, lassi is a great way to get the most out of your fruits by keeping them raw. What makes lassi different from a basic fruit smoothie is that they’re made with yogurt, but just like everything else – it’s super easy to make them vegan. Papaya_Lassi_Sm2

Papaya Lassi
Serves 2
A popular Indian fruit drink
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium papaya
  2. 1 cup non-dairy yogurt (I used vanilla soy yogurt)
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 5 ice cubes
  6. Brown sugar if desired
Instructions
  1. Slice the papaya in half lengthwise and deseed.
  2. Scoop out all the insides into a blender, leaving only the skin behind.
  3. Add yogurt, cardamom, vanilla extract, sugar and blend for about 1 minute.
  4. Now add ice cubes and blend for another minute.
  5. Pour into glasses (serve with a sprinkle of cardamom on top for flair)
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papaya_lassi_sm4I really really love vanilla soy yogurt, but of course you can experiment with any type of nondairy yogurt you like. This lassi is so healthy for you – papayas are full of vitamin C, fiber and vitamin A – a great combination to keep your skin, nails and hair healthy as well as your insides.

In Cuban Spanish papayas are called “fruta bomba” and they’re called “papita (पपीता)” in Hindi.
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Is this your first time having lassi? Let me know your thoughts or what tweaks you made to the recipe!

Salomé