Today is Friday the 13th, and we also have the added pleasure of a full moon; something that we won’t experience again for another 35 years. I’m spooked indeed as that combination sends my superstition into high gear.
With the week winding down, and a weekend ahead, Friday’s typically call for a heavy dose of caffeine on the front end of the day. With today feeling like a day that belongs in the fall, it only seemed appropriate to feature the Good Morning Lassi to fend off all evil.
The definition of Lassi according to the Oxford Dictionary is:
A sweet or savory Indian drink made from a yogurt or buttermilk base with water.
I found this really incredible recipe on Food52 that is perfect for today! The Good Morning Lassi has coffee-infused iced cubes and some really fallish feeling spices that will transport you on this spooky day to give you that ghoulish nostalgia. You’re welcome in advance.
4 infused coffee ice cubes, crushed
1 cup thick plain Greek yogurt
1 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seed, optional
seeds from 1 cardamom pod, crushed, optional
sprinkle of fresh grated nutmeg
dash of cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 fresh fig or other comparable small fruit of your choice, diced, optional
garnish with selected spices from the ingredient list
Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Pour into glasses. Garnish with a selection of spice.
Good For: Friday 13th, Fall Days, Nostalgic Moments