This one might sound a bit strange but believe me… it’s actually quite good. Every morning before going out for a run, I prepare a lassi for breakfast. I’ve been doing this long before I committed to losing 50 pounds by the end of July 2016. I think you’re going to like this one.
I sprinkle turmeric in a lot of my food and drink recipes. It’s of course very popular in Asian cooking. I even tried it in a beer once but I wasn’t very impressed. It was pretty bad really.
In a lassi, however turmeric is usually a good addition that is also very good for you. It helps cleanse the liver and reduces the risk of heart disease among many other benefits that I won’t bore you with here.
Turmeric works best when eaten with a fat. In Indian food, it is often fried in oil or ghee or in this case, blended with low fat yogurt. I used a teaspoon of turmeric in this recipe which might be a bit strong for you if you aren’t used to the earthy flavour. You might like to start off with less and adjust to taste.
This is just one of many recipes I’ll be sharing with you in the coming months that I will be enjoying as part of my new healthier lifestyle. If you like the look of this, please share it with your friends with the hashtag #EatWellGetFit.
I’ve got a lot of weight to lose by the end of June. If you’re aiming for better fitness too, let’s do it together!
Nectarine & Turmeric Lassi
- 250ml (1 cup) low fat yogurt
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 medium sized nectarines - roughly chopped
- 1 handful of ice
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth.
- Optional extras: Sugar or honey to taste. (I'm not going there anymore.)
Thank you to my friends at AldiUK for sponsoring this blog post. With their help, I’ll be bringing you many more healthy recipes to enjoy as part of your own get fit program.
Wednesday 6th of January 2016
Looks delicious! I love a lassi though Ive never added turmeric to one before! Good luck with your new regime! You can do it! x
Thursday 7th of January 2016
I going for it. Hope you like the recipe. :-)