Healthy Fruit Milkshake and Lassi

Every 4-5 months, we go through a eat healthy diet phase, where we try to eat only healthy food and avoid all the oily curries, biryani and deep fried food, poori being an exception. Usually this phase lasts for 4-6 weeks, until it is interrupted by arrival of our guests and visitors. We currently are in that phase, eating grilled meats, consuming small amounts of carbohydrates, eating the healthiest and most nutritional fruits, and avoiding sugars and desserts. I haven’t cut back on desserts yet 😮 . We start of the day with a glass of warm lemon water with honey, which is said to cleanse the body and the digestive track, and end our day with a healthy fruit milkshake for him and a fruit lassi for me. I don’t know how long this phase will last and this time around, we don’t have any visitors to blame it on, since we are not excepting any guests until our next trip to India. I hope it lasts till the end of the year, until we make our next trip to India.

Today I used blackberries and strawberries to make the milk shake and the lassi. Last night it was blueberries turn. I also make this with only strawberries and all these three flavors, blueberries, strawberries, and a combination of strawberries blackberries, are delicious. I cannot comment on the milkskahe because I have not tasted it, but according to him, it tastes fine. I am not a big fruits and yogurt person, but I certainly am enjoying my various fruit flavored lassis.

Milkshake

Ingredients:
  • 4 Strawberries chopped
  • 4 Blackberries
  • ¾ Banana
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Fat Free Milk
Preparation:
  • Grind or puree fruits to fine paste.
  • Add rest of the ingredients and pulse it for a few seconds.
  • Serve it immediately.

Fruit Lassi

Lassi is a traditional North Indian drink, prepared with yogurt. It can also be described as a flavored buttermilk.  

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup chopped Strawberries or 4-5 Strawberries chopped
  • 5 Blackberries
  • ½ cup Yogurt (I use homemade yogurt)
  • ½ cup Water
Preparation:
  • Grind or puree fruits to fine paste.
  • Add rest of the ingredients and pulse it for a few seconds.
  • Serve it immediately.
Healthy fruit milkshake and lassi are going to Srilekha’s Ice-Creams and Milkshakes event.
Milk and yogurt are rich in calcium and these beverages are also headed to Sangeeth’s Eat Healthy: Calcium Rich Contest.  Cinnamon is also rich calcium.  

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