*This post was created in partnership with Vitamix. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my very own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands I love that help make The Simple Green possible.
June is here! I've been filling my basket with the juiciest apricots, nectarines and peaches lately. Meanwhile at home, the garden has been overflowing with seedlings and the rhubarb plants have taken a liking to their new home; they've grown exponentially since we planted them last month. With all the beautiful warm weather we've been having, my mind is filled with evening dinners on the patio, Sunday afternoon picnics, and chilled sweet blends.
Have you ever tried a Lassi? It's a traditional spiced yogurt drink from India made sweet or savory. The savory versions are traditionally flavoured with a small amount of fruit (if any), ground cumin and salt. Of course, my palate always seduces me towards to the sweet, twisting my rubber arm along the way. You're probably familiar with the Mango Lassi, but here I've used what spring has to offer: tart rhubarb and sweet white peaches. These two flavours are tempered with a non-dairy yogurt base, rounded out with maple syrup and finished off with a subtle hit of Cardamom. The aromatic and resinous flavour of this Eastern spice works so well with rhubarb and peach. It's a unique, refreshing and stunningly tasty blend.
I am over the moon to be bringing you this recipe in partnership with Vitamix. If you follow along with my posts, you're likely well aware of my love for this company. Vitamix has been a household name in my family since I was a little 80's girl adorning a head full of crimped hair (oh yeah). Growing up, the Vitamix was always perched on the counter, albeit, they looked a little different back then. Vitamix has always made the best blenders, which is why they continue to be on my counter to this day. Their newest addition being the Personal Cup Adapter designed for making small batch, single serve or take along recipes right on your full-size Vitamix base.
Blending performance is on point, as you'd expect with any Vitamix product. And it's so great having the convenience of blending, storing or packing along recipes right in the blender cup. It's been great for making small batch dressings and keeping them fresh in the fridge for later use. It's also been perfect for our impromptu outdoor adventures; this recipe in particular was made with sunshine in my mind, so pack it along and savour it outside.
A big heartfelt thank-you to the team over at Vitamix for partnering with me and sending me their new Personal Cup Adapter; it's been getting a lot of use in our home lately, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. If history has taught me anything, my love for Vitamix is here to stay...thankfully, my love of crimped hair is long gone.
I hope wherever you are, June has arrived with warm weather in hand, and maybe a sweet Lassi or two. Give this one a try!
*This post was created in partnership with Vitamix. All thoughts and opinions expressed above are my very own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands I love that help make The Simple Green possible.
WHITE PEACH & RHUBARB LASSI
- ½ cup ice chunks
- 2 small white peaches or 1 large yellow peach
- ⅓ cup chopped rhubarb
- ½ cup unsweetened non-dairy yogurt
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- ⅛ tsp of ground cardamom
- chopped pistachios
- sliced peach
- 2 tbsp unsweetened non-dairy yogurt
Cut the peaches and rhubarb into 1" pieces.
Blend on high for 30 seconds. Serve and garnish as desired. Alternatively, place the flip-top lid on the blender cup and pop it in the fridge, or take it along with you.
Use a thick non-dairy yogurt for a super creamy texture (I use a coconut milk yogurt). If you're yogurt is light, add three tbsp of full fat coconut milk to the ½ cup measure of yogurt. This recipe was designed for the Vitamix Personal Cup Adapter as a single serving, but can definitely be doubled up in your full sized model. The Personal Cup Adapter comes with two 20-oz cups and two flip-top lids which are dishwasher safe (big plus)!