1. For an extra punch of flavour, garnish the drink with mint leaves and a dash of honey.
2. Dried dates may also be used, though they need to be pre-soaked for about an hour or more.
Calamansi mint lassi (Serves three)
3 calamansi limes, halved and deseeded
6 fresh mint leaves
4 pitted fresh dates, soaked until slightly softened, for about 15 to 20 minutes
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 cups water 1 tsp honey
1 tsp cardamom powder Some ice 1 tsp lime zest
Transfer all the ingredients, except the lime zest and ice, to a blender.
Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture to remove any solid bits and pieces.
Add the ice and garnish with lime zest. Serve fresh.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (Per serving)
Sodium: 64mg Fat: 1.5 g
Dietary fibre: 3.3g