Blood Orange Lassi

by Kiran on February 28, 2014 · 68 comments

in Beverages, Smoothie

Hi friends!

Another week flew by just like that. And winter is still gripping on very tightly. But I’m sure we are so ready to whip out the blender and make sunny lassi’s.

Or so I thought. The blender broke many months back and I’m still not ready to replace it.

Blood Orange Lassi |

I make it sound like everything is falling apart around us. First the TV and then, blender. But trust me, these things just isn’t coincidence. And it doesn’t come with a warning.

The thought of not having lassi’s just doesn’t sit well with me. Especially when it’s so easy to prepare even to snack.

Blood Orange Lassi |

So I whipped out the handy-dandy dusty immersion blender and crossed my fingers it’ll do just the job. If you want lassi’s just as badly and can’t work with a broken blender, you’d just have to think out of the box.

And make it work!

Blood Orange Lassi |

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Makes 2 servings


  • 2 blood oranges, juiced
  • 1 cup fat free yogurt
  • 1 cup of nut milk or regular milk
  • 1 very ripe small banana, chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • a few drops of orange blossom water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • garnish: chopped pistachios, mint leaves and sliced oranges


  1. Add all ingredients (sans garnish) into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately topped with garnish!


Blood Orange Lassi |

Hope your kitchen equipments are functioning much better in comparison to ours — le sigh. I hope it doesn’t get any more uglier that it is 😀

Any blender recommendations would be very much appreciated!


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1 Rosa February 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Delightfully fruity! I particularly love the second picture from the top.




2 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Thanks Rosa! I’m glad you love the photo 🙂


3 sushma February 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Awesome..can I use regular orange…i hvnt come across blood orange…did u try d hand mixie…


4 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Sushma — thanks! and sure, you can use regular orange. hand mixie can be very messy if liquids are involved 🙂


5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 28, 2014 at 11:56 AM

So gorgeous, I love the pretty pink color!
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6 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Thanks Laura!


7 Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today February 28, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I do have blood oranges, it’s time to make one 😀


8 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Yes! Oh yes 😀


9 Shibi @ FlavzCorner February 28, 2014 at 12:38 PM

That is a good way to enjoy blood oranges!!! Loved the last snap!!
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10 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Shibi — thank you! glad you loved the shot 🙂


11 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence February 28, 2014 at 1:44 PM

I’m loving the colors here. And this is such a fun twist on a lassi!
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12 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Thanks Brandon 🙂


13 Gintare @Gourmantine February 28, 2014 at 4:22 PM

My blender is caugthing out the last breaths. I keep thinking everytime I take it out it will be the last… but that’s life. your photos are always so beautiful!


14 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Gintare — thank you but I love your beautiful photos, more 🙂

ps: time to get a new blender. both.


15 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ February 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM

I am super happy you posted this recipe! Really, somewhere in the back of my mind there was this idea that mixing yogurt and oranges makes wonder. But I did’t fully realize before your post 🙂 Lucky me, I’ve got oranges and yogurt at home. Even a blender! I’ll start my Saturday morning with this. p.s. I might have told you 100 times: I love your pics. These ones are particularly beautiful.
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16 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 7:46 PM

You are way too sweet, my dear. And I hope you enjoyed this lassi over the weekend 🙂


17 Asmita February 28, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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18 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 11:44 PM



19 Himanshu Taneja February 28, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Beautiful pictures and a refreshing recipe! Love all the pics 🙂
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20 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Thanks Himanshu 🙂


21 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM

A lovely drink! As always, your photos are beautiful, Kiran.
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22 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Angie — thanks so much, my dear 🙂


23 Joanne March 1, 2014 at 2:02 PM

I don’t own a regular blender but somehow I’ve never thought to make a lassi in my immersion blender…GREAT idea! This blood orange version is such a beauty!
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24 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Joanne — thanks but blender does it all in half of time 🙂


25 Coffee and Crumpets March 1, 2014 at 5:57 PM

You gotta do what you gotta do! If it gets the job done, use it!! My appliances are all functioning, so far, but I’m beginning to worry about my Kitchen Aid mixer, I’ve had it for 13 years. I worry it’ll give up right in the middle of an important bread!
No worries with this great lassi! I’m on a blood orange kick lately because they’re here and beautiful!
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26 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Nazneen — hope your mixer holds on longer. xo


27 Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style March 1, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Great improvisation with the immersion blender, Kiran! I love a good lassi, and these came out beautifully.
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28 Kiran March 4, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Thanks Viviane 🙂


29 cakewhiz March 2, 2014 at 12:07 AM

I have only made plain lassi and mango lassi in the past and they both taste amazing! But, it never occurred to me to try another flavor. This is a novel idea that I am dying to try as soon as i get my hands on some juicy blood oranges 😀
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30 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Cakewhiz — love mango lassi’s too but you have to try these blood oranges ones. Just so good!


31 trisha March 2, 2014 at 2:58 AM

ooo never heard of orange lassi, bu it sounds great!! have a great sunday x
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32 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Trisha — thanks! its a delicious twist on traditional mango lassi 🙂


33 easyfoodsmith March 2, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Going through the ingredient list, I felt as if I could taste this lassi! Yumm…
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34 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Taruna — 🙂


35 John@Kitchen Riffs March 2, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Stuff does break — our oven just went out! So we went out and bought a new range. Which meant we had to buy a new built-in microwave that sits above the range (because we’re changing the color of the appliances in our kitchen). And decided to buy a new dishwasher, too, because we know it’s on its last legs. But our blender works. 😉 So I can make this! Good recipe — thanks.
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36 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

John — enjoy your new purchases!! i’m so jealous 😉


37 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health March 3, 2014 at 12:04 PM

look at this fancy lassi..I am so over this winter. I use immersion blender for everthing so cant really help you friend.
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38 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Dixya — i’m always making a huge mess using immersion blender. Need to get a blender, ASAP!


39 Shashi @ March 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Kiran – these lassi’s look amazing – the color is fantastic! Sorry bout your blender – I use a cheapo-no name brand I picked up on sale and I have no complaints – but I have heard lots of peeps speak highly of the Ninja!
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40 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Shashi — thanks for the recommendation, friend 🙂


41 Tara March 4, 2014 at 12:09 AM

These look beautiful! I am sorry to hear about your blender, I have a cheapo one I bought on Amazon and it has worked for over a year now! It’s not Vitamix but it gets the job done. 🙂
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42 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Tara — i’m all for a cheapo blender 😉


43 Kitchen Belleicious March 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM

the color, the flavor, the sweetness! I love it all! So beautiful and delicious looking. Screams spring to me and I wish it felt like spring here:)
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44 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Jessica — thanks love! its definitely time for Spring 🙂


45 Carolyn Chan March 4, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Watch out – things happen in threes, so be careful with all your appliances (or break the one you love the least and beat the odds haha). Love this lassi – do you ever make mango lassis? If you have the recipe, could you please share, because I love them and can’t figure out how to make them. Thanks !
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46 Kiran March 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Carolyn — lol! we were chuckling endlessly at your comment on beating the odds. we might just go for it 😉

I’ve made a mango rose lassi and you can easily omit the “rose” bit for pure mango lassi experience!

Here’s the recipe:

Have fun!


47 Irina @ wandercrush March 5, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Brilliant, Kiran! Lassis are one of my favourite ways to consume mango…and now blood orange, too? 🙂 Such a good seasonal sub.
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48 Kiran March 6, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Irina — thanks dear. try it and let me know how it tastes 🙂


49 Kelly March 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

My blender has been acting up lately too but I would totally try to make this before it dies completely. Love the blood oranges in here – it sounds amazing with the yogurt and your pictures are always stunning Kiran 🙂
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50 Kiran March 6, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Kelly — thanks dear! good luck on the final days for the blender 🙂


51 Ansh March 7, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Oh Gorgeous Lassi. Love blood oranges but never thought of using them in a lassi. Thanks for the inspiration.
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52 Nik@ABrownTable March 7, 2014 at 12:24 PM

I hate when appliances break, it’s like losing an arm or leg in the kitchen.I still can never find any blood oranges in DC, I’m always a little jealous of all the wonderful recipes you post every citrus season 😉
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53 Emma March 11, 2014 at 6:41 PM

This looks like the perfect antidote to the winter that JUST WON’T END!! Thanks for sharing, looks fab 🙂


54 The Duo Dishes March 17, 2014 at 10:30 PM

The orange blossom water is an awesome idea. So fragrant!
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