Beverages: Dairy-Based Drinks: Papaya Lassi

A perfect, aromatic, low-fat snack when you need something in-between meals!

Author: Papaya Australia
Date: January 02, 2013

Suggestions: Note: This recipe's ingredients have been adjusted from the Australian measures to the US measures.

Serves: 2 person(s)
Yield: 2 x approx. 1-1/2 cup servings

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins

Ingredients:

    1 medium papaya
    1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
    8 - 8 1/2 fl. oz. iced water (up to 250 ml)
    1 dash of rosewater
    1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
    1 tsp honey (if needed)

Directions:

    Peel and de-seed papaya. Cut into chunks.

    Place papaya, yogurt, water, rosewater, and mint in a blender or food processor. Blend until well combined and frothy.

    Taste to determine if honey is required for extra sweetening. Add if needed and re-blend. Pour into glasses and serve.

Variations:

    Papaw (or pawpaw) can replace papaya (papaw has numerous other common names, often very local, such as prairie banana, Indiana/Hoosier banana, Kentucky banana, Michigan banana, and Ozark banana - not to be confused with the traditional banana).

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:108 cals
Kilojoules:450 kJ
Fat:1.1 g
Carbohydrates:22.2 g
Protein:4.0 g
Cholesterol:3.5 mg
Sodium:45 mg
Saturated Fat:0.7 g
Fiber:3.0 g
Calcium:148.0 mg
Total Sugars:15.8 g

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