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!!
Complexity - Easy
Prep time - 10 mins
Cook time - NA
Serves - 1 cup
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
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!
- 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.