Life gets crazy sometimes and as much as we would love to sit and enjoy some yogurt and some fresh fruit we are busy. I had one of those mornings and I just wanted yogurt with fresh oranges sprinkled with cinnamon but didn’t want to rush to eat it so I made a Lassi. A Lassi is a yogurt based drink, which I don’t usually make for myself but make often for the girls. I wanted mine thick so I used ice instead of water and added Vega One.
Orange Cinnamon Lassi/ Protein Smoothie
Makes 1 large or 1 smaller glasses
6 ounces of yogurt (used So Delicious Greek Style Vanilla Coconut Milk Yogurt)
zest of half an orange
1 orange, peeled*
1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder for protein version (used Vega One Natural for mine, omitted for the girls)
1 c ice
2 TBSP non dairy milk (used So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk), if needed for blending
*I used a whole peeled orange in my Vitamix if using another blender or you don’t want pulp you can use juice from 1-2 oranges.
In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend yogurt, orange, orange zest, cinnamon, ice, and protein powder together until smooth. Adding a little non dairy milk if needed. Pour into a glass/glasses and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Enjoy!
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.