Question: What do you get when you cross a cantaloupe with Lassie?
Answer: A Meloncollie!
Ha! Ha! Ha! Okay, not funny? How about a Lady and the Tramp reference?
Jock: “What he’s tryin’ to say, Lassie, is, Darling is expecting a wee bairn!”
Okay, now that that’s out of my system, let’s talk lassis, for reals. If you’ve ever been out for Indian food, you’ve probably had a lassi (and if not, go out for one, foo—they’re delicious!). Mango lassis are my personal favorite selection, and the yogurt drinks are a tangy yet sweet and fruity addition to any meal (especially good when eating spicy foods!). Well, we recently got the chance to try a brand of lassis that you can get for your fridge: DAHlicious Lassis. (DAHlicious? Get it? The jokes keep coming!)
Made from all-natural ingredients—Indian-style yogurt blended with fruit and natural sweeteners like cane juice—there are about 120 calories in a single-serving bottle, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and 20 percent of your daily calcium needs. Oh, and because it has a unique combination of five active cultures, grown slowly at a low heat, there are 15 billion naturally occurring probiotic cultures in each bottle. We love our probiotics these days, don’t we?
And the best part of all? They taste good. While the fruity flavors—Alphanso Mango, Ecuador Banana and Oregon Strawberry—were good, I was partial to the Bourbon Vanilla and Wild Maine Blueberry. This might be mostly due to the fact that I like bourbon and blueberries, but those flavors just seemed to pair really well with the creamy and slightly tangy yogurt base of the DAHlicious Lassis. And those of you who are lactose intolerant take note; these lassis are low in lactose, so most can drink them without ill effects (Stop the rocking! Stop the rocking!).
At about $2 a lassi, I probably won’t make these a daily addition to my diet, but an occasional treat that’s good for my belly with fruit? Definitely worth sipping on! And it gives me another chance to make lame lassie jokes and movie references. Hehe.
Want to try DAHlicious Lassis yourself? Leave a comment with a lassi/lassie joke of any kind, and we’ll select one lucky U.S. reader to win a sample pack! And, please, tip your waitresses… —Jenn