Made with just 5 ingredients this refreshing and healthy gluten-free drink is a fruity version of a traditional Indian lassi drink. Traditionally a lassi is made with plain yogurt, sugar, cardamon, orange blossom water and garnished with dried fruits. The lassi I became familiar with and really love is the mango lassi.
When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease, a natural health practitioner told me to add a mango lassi to my daily diet. The combo of buttermilk and orange blossom water is very healing to the gut. I did start making and drinking a mango lassi daily and did start to slowly feel better.
This gluten-free lassi is made with a frozen dragon fruit blend, buttermilk, cardamon, maple syrup and rose water. It is so refreshing and delicious! Chilled drinks are perfect on warm days or anytime as a healthy breakfast smoothie. Rose water is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Indian recipes-especially desserts. It has a delicate floral aroma and taste but use sparingly. A little goes a long way. You can find it in the grocery store where you would find Indian or Middle Eastern foods.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE:
- It is creamy and delicious
- It is a healthy smoothie
- A great breakfast drink for you and your family
- Buttermilk is a healing ingredient for the gut.
This gluten-free dragon fruit lassi is a fruity and refreshing drink that is healthy enough to serve at breakfast. Made with buttermilk to give it a creamy texture, this lassi recipe is simply gluten-free and so good for you.
HOW TO MAKE THE DRAGON FRUIT LASSI:
- Add all the ingredients to a vitamix blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses.
- Top with crushed pistachios and rose petals.
- Add a straw and enjoy!
Lassi is a popular Indian drink and it is known for its healthy benefits. It aids in digestion and boosts immunity while also providing the body with calcium, Vitamin D and more. Lassi made with buttermilk or yogurt helps the good bacteria in your gut breakdown the bad bacteria because it is rich in probiotics. Being rich in calcium it is good for our bone health too.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS LASSI DRINK:
- frozen dragon fruit blend
- mape syrup
- rose water
- crushed ice
- vitamix blender
- 2 glasses
- crushed pistachios and crushed rose petals
- compostable straws
Here are a few more smoothie recipes for you to try:
Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Bowl
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Gluten-Free Dragon Fruit Blend Lassi
- 1 cup frozen dragon fruit blend( red dragon fruit, strawberries, pineapple and mango)
- 1 ½ cup buttermilk
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- ½ cup ice
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp rose water
- In a vitamix blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth.
- This makes 2 servings. Pour into 2 glasses.
- Top each with crushed pistachios and dried rose petals.