Don’t get us wrong, we are obsessed with green juice. It’s the most likely thing to be found on our desks every day, but with the arrival of the Pressed Juicery’s seasonal take on orange juice, greens have taken a back seat. A sweet yet tangy blend of navel oranges, Fuji apples, lemon and turmeric, we cannot get enough of this spiced OJ. It’s delicious first thing in the morning, as an afternoon snack, with champagne for mimosas… we’re finding excuses to fit it into every occasion. In effort to mix things up, and to mask our ever growing addiction to this stuff, we thought we’d see what else we could do with this juice.
Lassi is a traditional yogurt-based drink from India and Pakistan. It is a blend of yogurt, water, and spices, and sometimes even fruit. It is a cooling drink that is typically used to offset the heat of a meal. Rich in probiotics, lassi is often recommended for its ability to aid in digestion. In ayurvedic tradition, adding various spices is quite common. Spices are chosen based on the needs of the individual and their body type. For example, cumin seeds and salt are recommended for a vata body type – helping to ground and focus energy. Rosewater, saffron and honey are recommended for the pitta body type – helping to cool and reduce heat in the body. Finally, ginger, black pepper and cardamom are suggested for a kapha body type – helping to stimulate digestive fire and to boost metabolism. So whatever your needs are, feel free to take our version of the lassi and make it your own.
Coconut Turmeric Lassi
1 cup Pressed Juicery Navel Orange, Turmeric, Fuji Apple, Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (we used coconut yogurt)
1 large frozen banana
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp grated ginger
1 dash of cumin
ice cubes or extra yogurt, to thicken (optional)
Place ingredients in blender and mix on high speed until smooth. Pour into glasses and sprinkle turmeric on top. Enjoy!