This Banana Lassi is a simple ‘desi-fied’ SMOOTHIE, that is a sweet yoghurt drink, that can be served as a morning smoothie, an in-between snack or even enjoyed with a spicy meal.
Lassi is what most of us typically know as a yoghurt smoothie in the western World. I call it ‘Desi-fied’, because that is excactly what this delicious drink is. Lassi is a a rather popular yoghurt based drink originating from the Indian subcontinent. There are 2 types of Lassi, a sweet version and a salty(savoury) version. Most often, a sweet lassi is enjoyed alongside, or after a spicy Indian meal. This Indian tradition boils down to the fact to the fact that the yoghurt acts as a cooling agent, as well as the natural bacteria present in yoghurt, coats the intestines and assists in digestion and also reduces bloating and gas. Most commonly served lassi is usually a Mango Lassi, but during seasons when mango are not available, other fruit make for some fantastic takes on a regular sweet Lassi. The Sweet Lassi is generally flavoured with Cardamom, this is not an optional ingredient but a MUST.
The Next time you have an excess of banana in your fruit basket, beginning to turn a little riper too quickly, Then apart from saving a few for a yummy banana cake or bake, Do give this Simple delicious sweet drink a try. I have add in a dash of cinnamon as well and tumeric that boosts the overall benefits of this smooth and creamy drink.
SOME BENEFITS OF BANANA…
~ it is a Form of Healthy Carbohydrates, thus has a High Energy Boosting Ability.
~ Reduces Menstrual Cramps
~ Helps to Curb Sugar Cravings
~ Banana is High in potassium and other nutients, which makes it a powerhouse that helps maintain a healthy and regular heartbeat, and also serves as brain power, good circulation and water balance in our bodies.
~ A great stress and depression reliever.
~ Helps Lower Blood pressure
~ Relieves Heartburn
~ Assists in Weight Loss Management
So if some of these benefits have jumped out at you, then adding banana to your everyday diet, may be just what your body needs right now.
DO give this Banana Lassi a try, and I look forward to hearing your feedback in comments below.
Remember to also try my Lassi-Like, MANGO AND OATMEAL SMOOTHIE , which also contains turmeric and cardamom.
HAPPY LASSI BLENDING LOVELIES
AUTHOR: FOODEVA MARSAY (@foodeva_marsay)
2 Medium Sized, Ripe Bananas
1 Cup Plain Yoghurt
1/3 Cup Milk
2-3 Tablespoon Sugar OR Honey
Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
Good Pinch of Turmeric Powder
A dash of Cinnamon Powder
2-3 Large Ice Cubes
~ Add the banana cut into chunks, together with all the ingredients, into a blender.
~ Blend Well, until The Lassi is smooth and creamy
~ Best Enjoyed, Served Immediately
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ANOTHER SERVING SUGGESTION… IS SERVING YOUR SMOOTHIE/LASSI AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE/BREAKFAST BUFFET, AS A “SMOOTHIE SHOT”, IN SMALL SHOT GLASSES.