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

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    1. 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:)

  1. 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 🙂

    1. 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:)

      1. 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?

      2. 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!

  2. 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.

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

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

  4. 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. 😉

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

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

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

  8. 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!!

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

  10. 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 🙁

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

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