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Get Fit and Healthy with Avocado Yogurt Smoothies for Weight Loss

Try my four-ingredient avocado lassi/ avocado yogurt smoothie. You can prepare this rich, creamy, and a filling drink in less than 15 minutes flat! It’s a perfect drink to relish after a meal or as a breakfast smoothie.

breakfast smoothie with avocado in two glass jars

You all know how much I love simple grab and go breakfast dishes. Be it porridges or overnight oats or fruit-based smoothies; I love them all. As kiddo’s lunchtime got changed, I started making some substantial breakfasts in the morning like dosa, upma. So that he can sustain until his lunch break, but you will still find smoothies and porridges on my meal planners because I love them.

Avocado Lassi | Avocado Yogurt Smoothie

Lachsi is a popular yogurt-based drink from the Indian Subcontinent, as you are all aware. There are several types of lassi. You may also discover a few on my site, such as hot tamarind lassi or ice-apple lassi.

Call it an avocado lassi or a smoothie, but this beverage is definitely satisfying. I first tasted this dish at a festive food cart in San Francisco. It was quite thick, and the tastes were fantastic, as well as fulfilling. This drink is also ideal for when you’re hungry.

I made a mental note to experiment at home, which I did. 🙂

Ingredients Required for the Avocado smoothie:

All you need is yogurt, avocado, sugar, cardamom, and water. That’s it. Now let’s talk about every ingredient in detail.

Yogurt – I would recommend thick Greek yogurt for this recipe. I used reduced-fat Greek yogurt.

Avocado – A medium-sized semi-ripe avocado would be perfect for this recipe. I tried adding two while recipe testing, but it became super thick. So one should be sufficient. When chopped it was approx ¾ cup. You can use a big avocado too. Extra few pieces won’t hurt, but two avocados is a bit much.

Sugar – We need a sweetener or sugar for this smoothie. As avocado is mellow and buttery, we need to add some flavors. You can add honey, agave syrup, or your preferred sweeteners. I used raw sugar for this recipe.

Cardamom – This is an optional ingredient. As I mentioned above, just with avocado and yogurt, this smoothie will be bland. So we need some flavor enhancers and cardamom is one option. You can add rose syrup, vanilla essence, maple syrup, etc. You can even make it rich by adding saffron strands. Just soak few pinches of saffron in the ½ cup of water and let it sit for 15 minutes.

Reserve the saffron strands to garnish and blend the saffron water along with the smoothie.  If you are using cardamom, break the cardamom pods (you can crush them like garlic with the back of the knife) and take out the seeds. We need seeds for this smoothie. Don’t discard the green cardamom skin. You add it to your tea or plain drinking water for added flavor.

Water – You can add ½ to 1 cup of water depending upon your consistency preference. I know, I am repeating this. But this smoothie is very thick. So water helps to thin it a bit.

How to make Avocado Lassi:

We now have all of the necessary elements. Simply combine them in a blender and your smoothie is ready. This summer, I purchased a Blendtec blender (Blendtec Designer 650) and I am in love with it. Smoothies, batters, soups, and many more dishes may be made at the touch of a button. Stay tuned for some Blendtec-exclusive recipes. 🙂
I just hit the smoothie button on my Blendtec to make this avocado lassi.

Here’s the avocado lassi recipe, complete with step-by-step photos.

  • Chop the avocado into chunks.

  • If using green cardamom, break the pods with the back of a knife in the same way you would smash garlic. Take out the seeds.

  • Add the avocado, yogurt, cardamom seeds, sugar, and water to the blender container.

  • Blend until completely smooth. I just pushed the smoothie button.

  • And let the Blendtec do its magic.

  • That’s it. Avocado lassi or the avocado yogurt smoothie is ready. Relish it fresh.

Recipe Notes

  • I didn’t include any ice cubes. However, for a cold beverage, add two to three ice cubes.
  • This smoothie may be refrigerated for up to 4 hours. However, I would prefer eating it fresh.
  • You may use vanilla essence, rose syrup, or other flavor enhancers for the cardamom, or you can leave them out entirely.
  • You may substitute 1 cup of mixed berries or mango for the avocado.
  • Adjust the sugar according to your preference.

Avocado Lassi | Avocado Yogurt Smoothie

A four-ingredient smoothie in less than 15 minutes! Call it avocado lassi or an avocado yogurt smoothie — a rich, creamy drink with avocado and yogurt.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Course: Beverages

Cuisine: American

Servings: 2

Calories: 329kcal

Equipment

  • Blender like Blendtec

Ingredients

  • ▢ 1.5 cups yogurt preferably Greek yogurt
  • ▢ 1 medium-sized avocado seed and skin removed and roughly chopped
  • ▢ ½ cup water
  • ▢ 2 tbsp sugar
  • ▢ 3 green cardamoms remove the green skin and reserve the black seeds alone.

Instructions

  • Cut the avocado into pieces. If using green cardamom, break the pods with the back of a knife in the same way you would smash garlic. Take out the seeds.
  • Add the avocado, yogurt, cardamom seeds, sugar, and water to the blender container.
  • Blend it until smooth.
  • That’s all. Avocado lassi or avocado yogurt smoothie is finished. Enjoy it while it’s still hot.

Notes

  • I didn’t include any ice cubes. However, for a cold beverage, add two to three ice cubes.
  • This smoothie may be refrigerated for up to 4 hours. However, I would prefer eating it fresh.
  • You may use vanilla essence, rose syrup, or other flavor enhancers for the cardamom, or you can leave them out entirely.
  • You may substitute 1 cup of mixed berries or mango for the avocado.
  • Adjust the sugar according to your preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 806mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 21g

I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

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