Blueberry Lassi laced with Cardamom

Makes 1 cup of thick lassi

Blueberry Lassi! Cheers! Here's to summer!
Blueberry Lassi! Cheers! Here’s to summer!

How about a refreshing, cool Lassi to kick off summer? Summer officially began on Sunday! All kinds of fresh fruit and berries are abundantly available in the markets. In my mind, blueberries seem to take center stage these days with their super health food status and I have been using them in salads and desserts too.

This blueberry lassi laced with cardamom is packed with foods well known for their health benefits-Greek yogurt, blueberries, honey and cardamom. It is a versatile drink that can be had any time of the day. I had it at breakfast and loved it. Later I thought of having it again as dessert because my Indian taste buds associate cardamom with desserts. Hmmm….Blueberry Lassi, as my dessert…….now that would be a win win situation….could I finally see the scale tip the other way as I satisfy my sweet tooth?

Ingredients-

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries, picked over and washed
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¾ to 1 tablespoon honey, depending on the sweetness of the blueberries
  • 2 green cardamom pods, shelled and powdered
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons water to blend the lassi
  • Crushed ice to serve

To make the Blueberry Lassi-

  • Simply blend all ingredients in a blender. It makes a thick lassi.
  • Serve the lassi over crushed ice.

 

Enjoy! Here’s to summer!

Love,

Sandhya

79 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the color which the blueberries give to any kind of drink 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Yes the color is so tempting, right?

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  2. Such a nice and refreshing colour!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks! Yes I loved the color too.

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  3. Linda says:

    Beautiful! Now I know what I can do with those two pints of blueberries my son brought home yesterday! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      I know what you mean! I love blueberries and get the huge packs. But I have to use them quickly too.
      What a great son you have who brings these sweet berries home:)

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      1. Linda says:

        He is a sweetie!

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  4. coconutcraze says:

    That looks glamorous! Yogurt and blueberries…a marriage of two super foods! I like it!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

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  5. Loretta says:

    Very nice Sandhya, love the color, and so healthy too. Love lassi myself, and yes, if this could be counted as dessert, we’d be laughing wouldn’t we. How about we’ll MAKE it dessert and watch the scale tip in our favor 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Loretta, I really need to make it my dessert….the scale has tipped way too much at the other end… Just returned from a 3 day mini vacation to Nantucket island to celebrate our anniversary. I ate like there was no tomorrow- love all kinds of seafood and desserts:)

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      1. Loretta says:

        Ohhhh, congratulations on your Anniversary, and what a wonderful way to celebrate in Nantucket Island. I haven’t been there, but have always wanted to. It is probably not too far from you eh? We’re going to Quebec in a week or so to visit friends, and we want to stop in Vermont on the way and explore a bit. I haven’t been there, so looking forward to that too. I notice you are not on FF? I’ve been co-hosting this week and keep looking out for your submissions?

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      2. Sandhya says:

        Thanks Loretta. It has been a hectic couple of weeks but I want to get back to FF. Thank you for reminding me. I have been missing the party and our friends.
        Vermont and Quebec both are my favorite. Love trips to Vermont with all the greenery and visiting Quebec feels like visiting France! Hope you have a great trip!

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  6. Wow Sandhya, this looks amazing! I think I’ll try it for breakfast too…yum 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Antonia! Yes I did have it for breakfast also;)

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  7. reocochran says:

    I love almost all the flavorings (honey, yogurt and blueberries) but might have to leave cardamon off. I hope using a different spice would not hurt your feelings, Sandhya.
    I appreciate your sharing tasty and fresh recipes. I am trying new things recently.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Not at all, Robin. I have quite a few spices and herbs that I am not fond of myself. So I do understand.

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  8. This looks amazing! Can I use cardamom powder maybe a dash? Sounds so good! I am trying to eat more fruit so this is perfect!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Yes, cardamom powder would be perfec. And a dash is plenty.

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  9. srividhya says:

    Beautiful and vibrant color.. perfect way to start the summer.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Srividya!

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  10. Priya Suresh says:

    What a blissful drink, blueberry lassi rocks and that cardamom addition sounds absoutely interesting.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Priya!

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  11. Wow.. look at the lovely colour.. Cool and refreshing frutty lassi.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Shobha!

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  12. Pavani says:

    Wow, that is one refreshing lassi. Love the use of blueberries in there and adding cardamom sounds absolutely delicious.

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  13. Blueberry lassi looks gorgeous Sandhya. Loved the colour. So refreshing, healthy and delicious drink.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Sujata for your kind words.

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  14. Drashti Dholakia says:

    Love the colour…Blueberry lassi looks refreshing and yumm

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Drashti!

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  15. Jyoti Babel says:

    Such a lovely drink to keep you cool in summer. I used to enjoy it when I was in Dublin. But, in India blueberries comes so costly. So, I enjoy lassi with local fruits now. 😉

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    1. Sandhya says:

      I know what you mean. Blueberries can be expensive. I get them at the farmers market in the summer and freeze some too.

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  16. JollyHomemadeRecipes says:

    Lassi is a very refreshing drink and perfect for summers. Adding blueberries into lassi sounds tempting, beautiful click.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet words Jolly!

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  17. That is one gorgeous looking lassi, so refreshing too! It would be perfect for dessert as well 😀

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Yes so true Freda. It is a very versatlie lassi and I would have it for breakfast and dessert 🙂

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  18. Beautiful colour. The vibrant colour of the drink itself so inviting.. Refreshing for eyes !

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Priya!

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  19. marianasir1973 says:

    Another amazing lassi flavour to try! And the colour is to die-for-gorgeous!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Maria! Do let me know how you like it.

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  20. Blueberry is giving a very vibrant colour and exotic look to lassi … love have this in summers 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  21. simplysensationalfood says:

    What a beautiful looking lassi, the colour looks so vibrant and it must be super tasty with the cardamom flavouring.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much! I liked the flavor combo with the cardamom.

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  22. Lassi looks so tempting yar , awesome colour it got.. delicious

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Ruchi!

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  23. Aruna says:

    We do eat with our eyes first! I love how you fused blueberries and cardamom into a power packed drink.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Aruna! It would be so satisfying to drink this after eating your fresh avakai pickle 🙂

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  24. curryandvanilla says:

    Beautiful tall glass of healthy delight! I have a few cartons of blueberries in my fridge and this is surely on my list to make 🙂 Awesome share and photography!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Vanitha for your sweet words. Do let me know how you like it.

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  25. Lassi is definitely dessert for me too esp with sweet fruits like mangoes and berries of all kinds. with summers in full swing here in India, This tall glass is what I currently crave for with loads of crushed ice.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Ooh Vidya…you are my kinda girl with our love for mango and berry lassis (among many other foods :). We are still hoping for some warm weather here but heard how hot it already is in Mumbai.

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      1. Haha.. Cheers to that! Heat is killing here and I am already thinking abt monsoons.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  26. Refreshing drink with fresh berries… pleasant colour and apt for this season..

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sujitha!

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  27. Padma says:

    Gorgeous looking healthy drink for the summer…I too make blueberry lassi but never added cardamom…will try next time…Looks so inviting and refreshing!!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Padma. Do let me know how you like the cardamom in it.

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  28. This colour is just driving me crazy.. want a cup now.. Lovely share..

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sharmila!

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  29. Jagruti says:

    What a colourful and tasty drink for summer, all the summer vibes are here in this glass of lassi, with cardamom super se upar 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Jagruti!

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  30. cookingwithsapana says:

    Such a pretty color of the blueberry lassi. I wonder how would be the taste with cardamom infusion.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      I liked the combination of flavors Sapana. Do try it some time and let me know.

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  31. With the temperature rising, I am loving these smoothies. This one looks so good Sandhya.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Jayashree!

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  32. Oh hello, welcome summers. I’d love to welcome my summer like that❤super👍

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Avin! yes …cannot wait for the warm weather.

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  33. This screams summer and i am sure this will be welcome as breakfast, yummmy.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Yes…cannot wait for the warmer weather Seema!

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  34. Ritu Tangri says:

    OMG…What a color!! This blueberry lassi is making me feel so envious of you as we don’t get fresh berries here. I won’t be able to make this delicious lassi 😦

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Ritu! I freeze them when they are in season. Do you get frozen blueberries?

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  35. code2cook says:

    this blueberry lassi looks so yummy, love this glass you presented so well. color also came out great.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  36. Yogurt and blueberries!!! Ahaaa, what a marvelous combo sandhya 🙂 Can imagine the mixed flavor 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sasmita!

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  37. Lathiya says:

    Awesome twist from normal lassi…beautiful color..looks amazing

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