Pistachio and Avocado Lassi

I love avocados and I love pistachios. They are both packed full of healthy fats and essential nutrients, and combine beautifully in a lassi. What is a lassi you ask? Well its delicious, obviously, but also a yoghurt-based drink deriving from India and Pakistan. Lassis are refreshing and creamy, with the addition of cardamom seeds which adds fragrance and sweetness.

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Lassis are brilliant any time of day, although they are particularly great as a post-gym refresher as they are as cooling as a cucumber! They are also pretty filling and are great breakfast, particularly as the avocado really thickens the lassi up… think of a it as a milkshake with a lot less sugar, more flavour and more satisfying! Typically lassis can involve a lot of sugar; however by using avocado rather than higher fructose fruit and replacing added sugar with a small amount of brown rice syrup, the fructose content is kept low… so go ahead and enjoy this exotic treat!

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Ingredients Serves 2

  • 1 avocado
  • 200g plain yogurt
  • 200ml full fat milk
  • 2 tbsp brown rice syrup
  • tsp lime juice
  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed with seeds removed
  • tbsp pistachios

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. You can also use a hand blender.
  2. Pour into two glasses and serve!
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