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WATERMELON LASSI

A lassi is a popular Indian yogurt-based drink.  Traditional lassi is more savoury than sweet and is made with yogurt, water, sugar, and spices such as cumin.  Fruit is sometimes added.  Mango lassis have become quite common in Indian restaurants here in Toronto.

For this creative spin on the lassi, I used watermelon, avocado, and a sprinkling of chili powder.  My family loved the flavour combination.  The smoothie was both refreshing and creamy with a tangy-sweet taste and just a hint of spice.

For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:

  • 3 cups ripe pink watermelon, deseeded and diced

  • 3/4 cup homemade probiotic coconut yogurt or plain Greek yogurt (suggest 5%)

  • 1/4 ripe avocado

  • 1/8 tsp chili powder

  • optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, raw honey (nonvegan), or stevia, adjusted to taste