5 Ingredient, creamy and high protein coconut lassi
Summer is all about the beverages in my opinion. From smoothies to cocktails, wine to iced teas, beverages nearly take over the between meal snack category in the heat. One of those drinks I’ve wanted to experiment with this year is lassi. My Indian cousins are all about the lassi when we they come into town and take us for Indian food (mango flavored being the top pick). Lassi is a traditional Indian drink that consists of yogurt, water, spices and occasionally fruit. So let’s start by thinking about the sheer possibilities here. You can adjust every ingredient to make a completely new blend: different flavors of yogurt, new fruits, different spices! By starting with a high quality yogurt, obviously siggi’s being my go-to, you’re getting the best start possible. Since siggi’s has simple ingredients and is lower in sugar and high in protein you’re also making a smart and nutritious decision from the start. Be sure to think about the ingredients you use when your recipe is simple- they’ll have a big impact!
For this recipe inspired by lassi (having not had many lassis in life thus far, it feels wrong to be overly confident in deeming it a true lassi), I went with coconut and rose flavors. I LOVE rosewater in summer. I love it in a raspberry Eton mess and fruit crumbles circa 2014 no less. My point is rosewater is so light and refreshing and adds a nice layer of flavor without being too in your face. For those of you new to the rosewater game, you can find it most often in your ‘international’ section of the grocery. Start with a small bottle and enjoy! As for the coconut siggi’s, this is one of my FAVORITE flavors of siggi’s. I am a reformed coconut hater-I think originally stemming from some upsetting childhood experiences with Almond Joy. Coconut siggi’s is the perfect creamy base for a summer beverage. While I love the coconut here, you could easily swap out the coconut flavor for strawberry or even seasonal passion fruit siggi’s.
Coconut Rosewater Lassi
- 3, 5.3 oz containers of 2% coconut siggi’s
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup ice cubes
- 2 teaspoon rosewater extract
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- Add ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses.
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