February 27, 2013

Strawberry Banana Lassi

It happens to everyone! You buy pounds & pounds of fresh strawberries from farmer 's market and inevitably, they get spoilt in 3-4 days before you could finish them off! Instead, you can use those ripe/overly-ripe strawberries to make this tasty strawberry-banana lassi and.... voila!!! 

You've just made yourself & your family a healthy drink to go with breakfast/snacks!


I usually make strawberry juice with milk. Replacing that with buttermilk was definitely a welcome change. Strawberry-banana lassi tasted similar to the one that you get in Jamba Juice! 

Try this at home, and you will probably save lot of money & time waiting in long lines of those juice stores!!


Basic Info
Complexity - Easy
Prep time - 10 mins
Cook time - NA
Serves - 1 cup

Ingredients
Buttermilk - 1/2 cup (full-fat)
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Ripe Banana - 1/2 no
Strawberries - 6-8 nos (medium sized)
Water - 2-3 tbsp
Ice cubes - 2-3 nos

Method
Blend strawberry, banana, sugar, salt with 2-3 tbsp of water using a blender. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the juice and discard the residual.

Blend the strained juice, ice cubes & buttermilk until frothy. Garnish with a strawberry / a thin slice of banana and enjoy!


Note:
  • You can totally skip sugar and replace it with honey (equal amounts for sugar)
  • It is okay to leave out banana if you don't have them in stock. You 'll get to drink strawberry lassi which is equally tasty!
  • You can also use partly skimmed buttermilk, but the texture of the lassi might get compromised.

2 comments :

  1. Nice idea of using strawberries in a different way...

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  2. Healthy and refreshing lassi.. looks nice !!

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