|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||14%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
A mint lassi is simply mint and yogurt, with a bit of sweetener, whirled into a smooth and refreshing drink. Mint lassis have great flavor, but they also have tremendous power to cool, both against high temperatures outside and hot spices on a plate. Try this refreshing drink to cool off on a hot afternoon, or serve it alongside spicy food at dinner to help tame the mouth-burning heat. You can even start a hot day off with one at breakfast and enjoy it as more of a smoothie.
1 cup mint leaves
2 cups whole milk yogurt
2 tablespoons sugar, honey, or agave syrup, plus more to taste (optional)
Gather the ingredients.
Put the mint leaves, yogurt, and sweetener (if using) in a blender. (Note: whole milk yogurt yields the most "drinkable" lassi since it doesn't contain any thickeners, but low-fat and non-fat yogurts work fine too if you are watching your calorie intake.)
Blend until very smooth. Taste and add more sweetener, if you like.
Pour into glasses, add a mint sprig to each as a garnish, if you like, and serve.
- Add a teaspoon or two (to taste) of lime juice for an extra kick.
- Add dimension to the flavor by adding a pinch of salt as well.