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Avocado & Cucumber Lassi with Turmeric

This Indian-style savoury smoothie has true superpowers! Rich in potassium, calcium, B vitamins, Vitamin E and mono unsaturated fats, nicely balanced with carbohydrate and protein, satisfyingly light, very tasty (of course!) it will aid recovery very effectively, especially after a sweaty workout! A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, turmeric is an excellent spice to include in your training diet.

Ingredients

For 2 glasses
  • 1 small avocado, chilled, peeled, stone removed and cut into cubes
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • Good pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch of ground cumin or ginger
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 200 ml fresh milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 heaped tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • Stick of cucumber or ginger to serve.
 

Nutrition

Per serving
  • Energy (kcal) 185
  • Carbohydrate (g) 14 (of which sugars (g) 7)
  • Protein (g) 6
  • Fat (g) 12 (of which saturates (g) 4)
  • Salt (g) 0.5
  • Fibre (g) 4

Method

Prep time: 5 minutes
  1. Blend the avocado, cucumber, mint, salt, turmeric, cumin or ginger, milk and yoghurt in a blender.
  2. Add the ice cubes and blend again until all the ice is crushed.
  3. Pour into two tall glasses and decorate with a stick of ginger or cucumber.

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