Here is another exotic and exciting lassi variation. Orange blossom water and yogurt is a match made in heaven. Add there some almond extract and you got something completely out of this world!
|Nutrition information||Protein||Fat||Net carbs||kcal|
|In total:||3.6 g||11.3 g||4.2 g||135 kcal|
|Per serving, if 4 servings in total:||0.9 g||2.8 g||1.1 g||34 kcal|
(Note: the nutrition facts depend on the used yogurt.)
Tips for making this low-carb lassi
I got the idea for this drink from one of my readers (thank you so much, dear Gladys!) and her mail about Moroccan drink with almonds, milk and orange blossom water. The idea sounded so fascinating, that I wanted to use it as base for my lassi. I just replaced milk with yogurt, and since I wanted drink as low in carbs as possible, I decided to use almond extract instead of blanched almonds.
It turned out to be a great experiment, the almond complements marvelously the exotic flavor of the orange blossom water. Yogurt is slightly sour and makes the drink really refreshing. I don’t use much yogurt, though, in order to avoid excess heaviness and sourness.
Again, you can read some general lassi tips from here.
If you want to make the flavors richer for this lassi, you can increase the amount of yogurt. Just remember that the more yogurt, the more carbs, especially if you are trying to keep the carb count to the minimum. If you use for example 7 oz (200 g) yogurt, the net carb count will be approximately 1.9 grams per serving, naturally depending on the yogurt you use. However for me, 1.9 grams carbs doesn’t sound too bad. Yogurt also brings more sourness, which might overpower the delicate and elegant flavors or orange blossom water and almond extract.
This drink makes a great slush, if you replace the water with 2 cups crushed ice. You need a powerful blender for making the slush.