Cut to this afternoon, when I had the brilliant idea of mixing it with more Greek yogurt, a touch of cinnamon, a little rice milk and some ice cubes to make a creamy, frothy Peanut Butter Lassi. Traditionally a lassi is yogurt blended with water and Indian spices or sometimes sweetened with fruit and sugar, but this not-so-traditional one is quite delicious. Since I don't expect you to make up a batch of too-peanut buttery frozen yogurt to make this drink, I would suggest making it by the recipe below.
Peanut Butter Lassi
by Deb, Kahakai Kitchen
1 1/2 cups nonfat Greek Yogurt
3/4 cup milk or alternative milk of choice
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp agave nectar or honey, or more to taste
1 small pinch salt
5-6 ice cubes
In a blender, blend the yogurt, milk, peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla, agave, salt and ice until mixture becomes frothy. Taste and adjust flavors if needed. Serve in tall glasses, garnished with a little whipped cream and shaved chocolate (optional).
Notes/Results: Yum! Creamy and a much better peanut butter proportion. The kick of cinnamon was nice too. This made a good, slightly indulgent, protein-filled afternoon snack and was cooling on a warm afternoon. Perhaps, if you must be technical, it is more smoothie than lassi but since I can call it whatever I want, lassi it is. ;-) I served mine with a bit of whipped cream and some shaved dark chocolate, but it would also be good with some fresh strawberries, or even a drizzle of jam for a little PB & J action, or even a banana blended in would be nice too. I would make this again.