Smoothies & Lassi

Come fall in love with these vibrant and healthy smoothies, that keep you full and provide the essential nutrients to nourish your body. Most of the recipes have fresh fruits, nuts, and greens. The sweetness comes naturally from the fruit or you will see me use honey or dates for sweetness.

I have also shared a few lassi recipes. Lassi is a popular drink from India, made with yogurt. I have shared both sweet and savory lassi’s.

Please let me know in the comment section if you want me to share any other smoothie or lassi recipes.

On a side note, Madhu’s Everyday Indian is on YouTube. Please do subscribe to my YouTube channel, where I share simple and healthy short videos. Here is the link- Madhu’s Everyday Indian.

Most of the recipes are serving for one person.

Salted Kale Cucumber Lassi

salted kale cucumber lassi

Ingredients

1 small cucumber finely chopped

one big handful of kale leaves

1 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup water

cumin powder- two pinches

salt to taste

few ice cubes

Procedure

Add all the ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. The lassi is slightly bitter, but packed with nutrients.



Mint Cucumber Cooler

mint cucumber cooler, a refreshing summer drink

Ingredients

1 small cucumber, cut to small pieces

1 cup coconut water

few mint leaves

honey or maple syrup to taste ( optional)

few ice cubes

Procedure

Add all the ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.



Peach Lassi/Peach Smoothie

peach smoothie served in a glass cup

Ingredients

1 peach, cut to chunks

3/4 cup plain yogurt

10 almonds

soft dates- about 3

few ice cubes

1/4 cup water

Procedure

Add all the ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.



Cucumber Mint Chia Drink

Cucumber Mint Chia Drink

Ingredients

10 frozen grapes

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

few mint leaves

Soaked chia seeds – 1 tbsp

few ice cubes

1/4 cup water

Procedure

Except for chia seeds, blend all the ingredients until smooth.

In a glass add 1/2 tbsp of the soaked chia seeds and pour the drink. Top it with rest of the chia and serve immediately.



Peach Kale Green Smoothie

peach kale green smoothie with orange and green grapes

Ingredients

1 cup chopped kale leaves, stems removed

1 small peach, cut to chunks

1 clementine

about 10 frozen or regular grapes

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup water

few ice cubes

Procedure

Add all the ingredients in the blender and about 1/4 cup of water. Blend until smooth. Add little more water if needed to blend completely. Enjoy immediately.



Pineapple Greek Yogurt Smoothie 

PNEAPPLE GREEK YOGURT

Ingredients

2 cups Pineapple

1 cup Greek yogurt

crushed ice

dates or honey for sweetness (optional)

Procedure

In a blender add the crushed ice, pineapple, Greek yogurt and the sweetener (if using). Blend until the ice is completely crushed and the texture is smooth.



Mango smoothie ( no extra sweetener added)

healthy mango smoothie with out sweetner added

Ingredients:
Mango pieces – 1 cup
plain yogurt 1 cup
almonds – 8

few ice cubes

Procedure:

In a blender add the yogurt, almonds, mango pieces, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add some milk or water to thin it out. Blend again and enjoy!



Green smoothie with Apple and Orange

green smoothie with apple and orange

Ingredients:

                                                                                             2 handfuls of fresh spinach

frozen green grapes – 10 ( wash the grapes and freeze for 20 minutes)

few apple slices

one small orange

chia seeds – 1 teaspoon

almonds – 8

    water 1/2 cup

Procedure:

In a blender add all the ingredients and Blend until smooth and frothy. Enjoy!



Collard Greens Smoothie

collard green smoothie

Ingredients:

collard greens – 2 handfuls

orange – 1

frozen grapes – 10

few almonds

Few ice cubes

Procedure:

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately.



Avocado Savory Lassi

Ingredients:

Half Avocado

1/2 cup plain yogurt

cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

black pepper powder – 1/8 tsp

cold water – 1/2 cup

Procedure:

Blend all the ingredients in a mixer until smooth. Serve immediately.



Mango Apple Lassi

mango apple lassi

Ingredients:

Mango – 1/2 cup

Apple – 1/2 cup

Plain yogurt – 1 cup

Almonds or Pistachio – about 8

Chia seeds – 1 teaspoon (optional)

Procedure:

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and serve.



Mango,hemp & chia seeds Smoothie

mango smoothie with hemp and chia seeds

Ingredients:

1 Mango – cubed

Plain yogurt – 1 cup

Hemp seeds – 1 tbsp

Chia seeds – 1 tbsp

Pitted soft dates  – about 4

Cold water – 1/4 cup

Few crushed ice pieces

Procedure:

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and serve.



Blueberry Smoothie/Blueberry Lassi

blueberry smoothie or blueberry lassi

Ingredients:

Frozen blueberry- 1 cup

Plain yogurt- 1/2 cup

cold milk – 1 cup

honey – 1 to 2 tsp

Procedure:

Add all the ingredients and blend until smooth.



Green smoothie with coconut water :

(Serves 2)

green smoothie collage

Ingredients:
Chilled Coconut water – 1 cup
Kale- two big handfuls
Frozen grapes- about 8 to 10( wash the grapes and freeze for 20 minutes)
Water-1/2 cup

Procedure:

In a blender first, add the coconut water followed by rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and frothy. Enjoy!


                                                                      Cantaloupe Smoothie with coconut water & ginger:

(Serves 2)

canatloupe smoothie collage

Ingredients:

Chopped sweet cantaloupe- 2 cups

Chilled Coconut water- 1 cup

Ginger- ¼th inch piece

Few mint leaves

Honey to taste (optional)

Procedure:

In a blender add the coconut water, followed by cantaloupe, ginger, and mint.

Add some honey, if the cantaloupe is not very sweet.

Blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

Notes: A good ripened Cantaloupe works best for this recipe.


Masala Butter milk | Masala Lassi

(Serves 3 to 4)

butter milk

Ingredients:

Plain curd/yogurt- 1 cup

Water- 2 1/2 cups

Small green chilly-1  slit

Few ginger pieces

Few curry leaves and coriander leaves (just torn them)

Salt to taste

lemon juice to taste

Procedure:

Put all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk for good two minutes. Strain and serve.



Indian Summer Drink | Panakam

panakam

Grated Jaggery –  3 tbsps or to taste

Water – 1 cup

A Generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice

A pinch of dry ginger powder

A pinch of Cardamom

Procedure:

Add the grated Jaggery in the water. Mix till completely dissolved. Filter the mixture using a strainer.

Now add the lemon juice, dry ginger powder, and cardamom. Mix well and serve as is or chilled.



Orange and Grape Smoothie

orange and grape smoothie

Ingredients:

Frozen grapes – 15

Oranges – 2

Ice cubes- 1/4 cup

Procedure:

Wash the grapes and place them in the freezer for an hour. After an hour add the frozen grapes, oranges wedges and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve



Ever green Smoothie

ever green smoothie

Ingredients:

green apple – 1/2 cup

frozen grapes-15

almonds- 8

chia seeds- 2 teaspoons

spinach – 2 cups, packed

water- 1/2 cup

few ice cubes

Procedure:

In a blender first add the almond, then add the apple, grapes, chia seeds, water, spinach, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth.



Coconut water with chia seeds

coconut water with chia seeds

Ingredients

chilled coconut water- 2 cups

heaping table-spoon of chia seeds

Procedure

Add chia seeds to the coconut water and mix. Let the chia soak in the coconut water for fifteen minutes. Chia seeds will plump up.

Stir and serve the drink.

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