I contributed this Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Lassi recipe to Life’s Little Sweets and it first appeared on there as Chocolate Strawberry Lassi.
This plant based beverage is a great alternate to an Indian yogurt drink. It is hydrating along with being creamy and refreshing. I made it kid friendly by adding a hint of chocolate. However, fresh strawberries definitely overpower the flavor in this Lassi making it absolutely summer friendly drink.
It’s a regular drink in India especially during the hot weather. Since it is a tropical country this beverage is mostly enjoyed all year round. Lassi is a native drink of North India and it’s a must in the mornings.
Originally Lassi is only a combination of yogurt, sugar, and water/ice. Over the years we have derived many variations and today I present a new variety of this hydrating beverage.
Hence, Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Lassi!
We are generally fond of yogurt and therefore my fridge is stocked with a variety of plant-based yogurt alternatives. However, I never tried a vegan version of lassi. Hence, this was a good chance for me to create vegan lassi and enjoy it while remembering my childhood days. To my surprise I was able to bring out the exact taste of lassi along with some twist.
Strawberries are in season. This fruit is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. Most importantly, it is Yashvi’s latest favorite fruit. Therefore, berries were in my mind.
However, with the addition of little cocoa powder this lassi became kid friendly as well.
I was so happy seeing my daughter drinking it happily and praising it all the time. My entire family loved it and approved of this beverage. Hence, it’s quite regular in my house during the warm sunny weather.
Ingredients for Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Lassi
Plain vegan yogurt (almond, coconut, soy)
Unsweetened almond milk
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Useful tools needed for Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Lassi
A cutting board
Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Lassi is a great substitute for smoothies as well.
Sometimes, we get bored of the same combination and flavors every day and so this delicious and appetizing lassi comes in handy. It brings a change to your taste buds and provides you with the same nutrition and flavor as a smoothie.
Well, now I will insist you to get to your kitchen and quickly blend this lassi and enjoy it as much as we did. I am sure this Lassi is going to be your next favorite beverage.
Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Lassi
- 2 cups plain vegan yogurt (soy/almond/coconut)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 cup crushed ice
- In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend it smooth.
- Pour it in the serving glasses and garnish with fresh mint leaves and fresh strawberry pieces.
- Enjoy immediately.