I always love to try new food whenever possible. I always try anything once, and yes I do mean anything, to include insects! ( Which are actually very yummy) So when my husband and I tried a new Kabob restaurant right out side of the base we are stationed at and I saw Lassi on the menu, I of course had to jump on that since I have never had it!  I was not disappointed. 

What the heck is Lassi??

Good question! If I was to describe it to someone who has no idea what is was I would say " Heaven in your mouth" haha. Okay it is really that good but, the basis of Lassi is a Yogurt based drink that comes from the Indian Based Continent. 
 Traditional lassi (also known as salted lassi, or, simply lassi) is a savory drink sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin while sweet lassi on the other hand is blended with sugar or fruits instead of spices.
 There are so many ways to make it from Mint, to Mango, to traditional with cumin and other spices. I decided to make a DIY lassi at home for breakfast! Not only does this taste good but its a healthy twist on breakfast, or a snack! 

My Recipe!

1 cup yogurt
1 cup distilled water
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 banana ( I freeze mine)
a pinch of chia seeds ( Yes, not in any way a tradition lassi but I LOVE chia seeds)
1  handful of ice
 Simply add to blender and blend till smooth. The chia seeds will thicken it up a little and I honestly love seeds in any kind of fruity drink.
 This ends up making about 3 cups once all done and its under 260 calories!!! ( this all depends on the yogurt you use!!! ) 
 While some may call it a smoothie, I will stick with calling it Lassi as it sounds more exotic and the base ingredients are the same water, yogurt ( or curds) and ice.
 Go ahead go try your own and tell me how it taste!! 
 





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