Lassi is a favourite summer treat. Made with natural yoghurt and often a fruit and flavoured by cardamon or saffron lassi is one of the best dense shakes in the world.
One of the key ingredients to a good quality lassi is the whole milk based natural yoghurt. The full fat is the one that makes this drink ever so popular. Most lighter versions of the lassi will not forever give you that perfect satisfaction and creaminess you are looking for.
Then whats the alternative, the healthy creaminess from the avocado and the low fat churned traditional buttermilk. Now buttermilk that I mean is the natural low-fat yoghurt from which butter has been further churned out and then thinned out.
I have earlier discussed the variations of the buttermilk and cultured milk in this post which also incorporates buttermilk
The advantage of this combination is that you will never miss the creaminess yet you don’t feel guilty about the calories. Kind of a win-win situation.
Avocado, the good fat fruit, otherwise called the butter fruit is creamy and delicious and at the same time doesn’t carry much of a flavour of its own helping it to blend and imbibe the flavours added to it. Hence it is a well-known addition to salads, smoothies, guacamole and toast.
The adaptability of an avocado and the goodness of buttermilk combined makes this delectable preparation so welcoming and healthy. You can add some mango, mint or some blueberries too if you may enjoy it. Enjoy the recipe and do let us know what you think.
Here are a few more from the avocado series
I had recently done, Sparkling blueberry lemonade as a guest post for a Evergreen Dishes. Enjoy this delicious summer drink too, do try it out. It is a perfect summer evening drink.
Butter fruit lassi
Avocado yoghurt smoothie
- 1 cup avocado flesh
- 4 cups buttermilk traditional, chilled
- 2-3 tbsp honey more if desired
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder or 2-3 cardamom pods
- Cut the avocado remove the seed and scoop the flesh out of the avocado for about 2 cups
- Add all the ingredients into the blender
- Serve cold, topped with a few candies citrus peels.
Add additional fruits like mango, berries, or mint to the recipe to create flavours you like.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Wow. must be nice and creamy.. I love avocado in salads. Never tried lassi with it.
lassi it is perfect as it increases the creamy feeling without all that added cream so we can use churned buttermilk too.
Cant ask more, i can drink this lassi without any fuss.. Just drooling here over that lipsmacking lassi. Well done..
That is such a creamy, thick and delicious looking avocado lassi. I love the addition of avocado in there – makes it so healthy and yummy!!
absolutely… thanks for stopping by
Thankfully now I have some known tastes in the avocado else it was always guacamole.
I love avocado in any form, so have a small collection of recipes here. hope you like a few more.
Avocado lassi is new to me, do need to try it. Love all this new stuff from you. It looks so creamy Seema.
Gladd you like my divergent ideas Jayashree.
Looks lovely. Creamy and delicious. Such a healthy share
Avocado lassi looks so creamy and delicious! Awesome share, Priya 🙂
Wow, simple and healthy too. This avocado version of lassi is making me want some now?
Thankyou all for the lovely responses
What an innovative and incredible idea it is 🙂 thanks for the share, now I am very curious to give this amazing lassi recipe a try.
I love Avocado and I love lassi and this looks super tempting to me, Just want to grab one now..Would love to make this soon
Avocado lassi sounds very unique and interesting! Never tasted avocado lassi, I have plenty of now. I will try soon.
Such a creamy and different kind of lassi, need to try it as I love avocados and we get plenty of them.
wow thats a great way of avocado recipe and new flavorful lassi. Loved this idea.