Coconut Blood Orange Lassi with Cardamom

Coconut Blood Orange Lassi with Cardamom

This velvety, vegan coconut blood orange lassi includes a warm spray of cardamom and a bit of natural sweet taste from dates.

Another week, another delicious sip, and another list of things I read/enjoyed/thought about. I believe I’m lastly beginning to dip into some January blahs. The appeal of cozying has actually dulled a touch and I kinda simply wish to go outdoors and play in the dirt a bit.

This sneaking sensation might potentially describe why I spontaneously got on a Winter season seat sale for Hawaii flights recently while delicately searching my Facebook newsfeed. We’re going to Oahu for completion of February for about 10 days. I have not had an appropriate trip in a while, so this is significant for me. If you have actually got them, inform me your hot suggestions for food, walkings, basic things to do, and any leads on completely outstanding Mai Tais in the remarks! Thank you.

Dumb gardening relocations and “garden compost mouth.”

A self care surge.

— Psychic Educators Podcast. My buddy contacted us to inform me about this early in the week, and I’m so happy he did. I discover it additional soothing at night hours. Every episode starts with a stone of the week, an animal of the week, and a meditation.

— How you consume VS what you consume and a gorgeous porridge dish.

An outstanding recovery crystals diagram from a book that I’m actually into today.

I have actually most likely connected to this previously, however it deserves another checked out if you’re an Ina Garten extremely fan like me.

On living in a commune: “A matching procedure with lots of mirrors.”

Mast Brothers and the shame of being enticed in by “old-fashioned”/ artisanal foods.

-” I’m doing sit-ups with my virtual sweetheart.” Equal parts amusing and horrible.

I lean on dry spices and herbs in the Winter season quite greatly since I’m roasting trays of veggies all the time. This is a terrific guide.

— Yoga pant citations and looking after the important things you currently need to acquire a much better understanding of who you actually are.

— Infant sloth health spa day.

An up close shot of blood orange peels on a metal baking sheet.

Coconut Blood Orange Lassi with Cardamom

This velvety, vegan coconut blood orange lassi includes a warm spray of cardamom and a bit of natural sweet taste from dates.


Course Drink, Breakfast, Drinks, Treat Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 2

Author: Laura Wright


  • Mixer


  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 small-medium blood oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 2 soft medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cultured coconut milk/coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • pinch sea salt


  • In an upright mixer, integrate the pear, blood oranges, dates, cardamom, vanilla, coconut milk yogurt, non-dairy milk, and salt. Mix on high up until totally smooth. Take pleasure in!


  • The ripe pear actually makes this beverage work. I freeze pieces of peeled pears all the time for my shakes. It’s fantastic when I desire something thick and gently velvety, however without the noticeably banana-ish taste.
  • I discover an alternative lassi is most effective when you include some kind of less acidic fruit as the base ie banana, mango (the initial!), papaya and so on, so the pear actually does require to be ripe here.
  • I utilized coconut yogurt for this, however if you aren’t dairy-averse, do not hesitate to utilize whatever you like.

Program Conceal 28 remarks

  • Christine

    This sounds tasty and advises me that I have not purchased blood oranges yet this year. I do not believe I have actually even seen them yet however ideally quickly! I’m consumed with cardamom and I can’t wait to attempt this with the pear. Exceptional links by the method as quickly as I check out “energy vampire” in the program notes, I had a feeling the psychic podcast would be right up my street particularly thinking about a few of the customers I have actually had recently at work yikes. And the crystal chart, mast brothers post … a lot to check out and consider. Have an extremely weekend Laura! xo (ps yay Hawaii!!! so amazing) Reply

    • Laura

      I seem like blood oranges have juuuust began appearing in the shops around here. Last time I went to choose some up, the signs stated “Blood Oranges,” however they were certainly grapefruits when I got them house (advantage I like grapefruit). I triple examined this time:D Hope you’re having a terrific weekend!
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  • Sarah|Well and Complete

    Ahh I’m so ecstatic for you that you’re going to Hawaii!! It’s on my container list and I’m passing away to arrive one day. Having a genuine trip will be actually good I make certain. And I hear you on the January blahs … suddenly I have actually been overwhelmed with this desire to be outdoors and garden! I’m so ecstatic for spring:-RRB- Reply

    • Laura

      I believe we’re all past that “resolutions, beginning over, yayayaya!” part of the year and now Spring is simply waaaaay too far. More time for cooking I think;-RRB-
      xo L Reply

  • Heidi

    Love the list of things you have actually read/enjoyed/thought about! Thanks for sharing! I enjoy cardamom, however I tend to simply utilize it on my coffee or oatmeal, so off to the shop I choose some pears … ☺ Reply

    • Laura

      I have actually never ever attempted cardamom in my coffee and I’m certainly going to correct that tomorrow early morning:D
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  • Nina

    Love the concept of cardamom and Blood Orange in a Lassi! An ideal winter season beverage. I a lot taken pleasure in the diverse mix of links, and particularly the story on female relationships! And wauw, thanks for including my blog site in this post! I feel so honored, Laura, your blog site is so motivating, both phtography writing and the food design! Have a charming weekend and greetings from the Netherlands:-RRB- Reply

    • Laura

      I believe the female relationship post was my preferred today. I value your work a lot, Nina, so I more than happy to share it with (ideally) some brand-new readers. Have a good weekend!
      xo L Reply

  • Michelle Morrison

    Ah, Hawaii. I went on trip there thirty years back and never ever returned. Food: have a look at the Farmers Market Saturday early mornings at Kapiolani College. Great deals of ready food to consume there. For more standard farmers market, Windward Shopping center Wednesday afternoon. My 2 preferred dining establishments: “The Monkey Pod” on the west side throughout the street from the Disney resort (which likewise has the very best Mai tai on Oahu and a terrific delighted hour) and “Town” in Kaimuki … Both farm to table type dining establishments. “Down to Earth” which has 3 areas on Oahu is a vegetarian supermarket with a terrific buffet and hot table. Walkings: do not miss out on the Diamond Head trek, which must be done morning or it gets too hot. I likewise like the Aiea Loop path, Maunawili Falls, Waimea Falls (simple) and Manoa Falls which all end with guess what? A waterfall, obviously! Care: do not swim in these falls with open cuts or injuries. Google “Leptospirosis” to learn why. Touristy things: Glider trips on the North Coast … request Mr. Costs. Polynesian Cultural Center … the “stars” are genuine Polynesians going to BYU. Pearl Harbor, it’s FREE however Examine their site for some really crucial details prior to you go … and THE BEACHES !!!! North coast can be quite knarly this time of year with the huge waves, often so huge swimming is off limitations. I enjoy Kailua Beach on the Windward side … more of an early morning beach as clouds/wind relocation in late afternoon, and obviously Waikiki is great all the time … mild. Lastly/sadly, do not leave any belongings in your automobile. Back in the 1700’s when Captain Cook initially pertained to the islands some locals took his boat and everything ended really terribly. Regrettably, a few of that things still continues to this day, so be forewarned and beware. Aside from that, HAVE A WONDERFUL trip and welcome to my island!! Reply

    • Laura

      Hey Michelle! How remarkable that you discovered your real house on trip. Thanks a lot for sending out all of these great suggestions and suggestions. I have actually bookmarked what I can and took down whatever else.
      Much, much valued:-RRB-
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  • Shilpa

    Definitely enjoy these links! Simply found Nourish Atelier too! Love her feed. Am completely making this appeal beverage today on this rainy(!?) last day in January. Reply

  • Ashlae

    Went to the shop to get blood oranges today and THEY WERE OUT. Might have actually discharged an audible YOU HAVE GOT TO BE #% @ & ing joking ME !!!!!?!?! Needless to state, Thom didn’t get the lassi I promised.:-////// Reply

  • Marta @ What ought to I consume for breakfast today

    O wow, I ‘d enjoy to go there. Take pleasure in and share your suggestions later on:-RRB- Reply

  • Allyson

    No suggestions on Hawaii here, simply wished to state thanks for all the fantastic links. I was having a rough day, however it’s brighter after investing a little time here. Which blood orange lassi looks remarkable. Reply

    • Laura

      Delighted to include a little brightness when I can:-RRB-
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  • Robin|CaliGirl Cooking

    You MUST go to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel for THE traditional Mai Tai! Stunning view too. Location will you be remaining? I resided on Oahu for 3 years and have many suggestions of things to do/places to go/places to consume depending upon what you’re trying to find. Do not hesitate to drop me a line! Reply

    • Laura

      We’re remaining right by The Royal Hawaiian (for half the journey) and I have actually checked out that their mai tais are aces! We’re remaining in a little studio in Haleiwa for the other half. I have actually checked out that the beaches/waves are quite extreme there this time of year, so we’ll see;-RRB-
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  • mary-clay|the open oven

    whoa, hawaii! have the most enjoyable. this lassi looks charming I’m consumed with the blood orange. Reply

  • danielle// rooting the sun

    laura, a note to state that this lassi is banging. i have actually effectively been considering everything weekend & you wager as quickly as i have blood oranges in check around here i will attack them for the opportunity to get this entering my early morning life. tastes so clever girl. ♥ ps yes to hawaii Reply

  • Monica @ Wok Like Me

    Holy moly. Blood orange anything is my shiiiii. Had a blood orange saison while checking out the United States in 2015. Perfect. Can’t wait to assemble some winter season citrus here in Beijing and provide this a shot! Reply

  • Christine

    The mix of coconut, cardamom, and blood oranges sounds dazzling. Thanks for the motivation! Reply

  • Jasmine

    Hi there, I constantly delight in reading your posts and this time I saw that you were going to Oahu. I’m from there, though just recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest, and believed you would value some suggestions:-RRB-
    Coffee & Food:1) Early Morning Glass Coffee and Coffee Shop (Manoa) 2) The Curb Kaimuki
    Food: 1) Pig and the Woman (Chinatown) 2) The Pub (Chinatown) 3) Beetbox Coffee Shop (Haleiwa) 4) ‘Ai Love Nalo (Waimanalo) 5) La Cocina (Kakaako) 6) Town Kaimuki (Kaimuki)
    Beverages: 1) Bunch (Kakaako) 2) Pint and Jigger (King St)
    Deals with: 1) Waiola Shave Ice (Kapahulu St) 2) Banan Food Truck (Diamond Head) 3) Otto Cheesecakes (Kaimuki) 4) Via Gelato (Kaimuki) 5) Manoa Chocolate Co.
    Places: 1) Paiko (plants and HI made products), 2) Owens and Co. (Chinatown)
    Finest Beaches: Prevent Waikiki unless you actually wish to see it (if you go, consume at Expenses Waikiki and sit upstairs) 1) most beaches on North Coast 2) Kailua or Lanikai beach however will be crowded (if in Lanikai do the pillboxes trek or kayak to the Mokes Islands off the coast)
    Walkings: Diamond Head has a terrific view however really hectic and hot, rather a city walking. Otherwise 1) Wiliwilinui 2) Kokohead and/or Kokohead Crater 3) Koliouou 4) hawaii Loa Ridge 5) Maunawili falls (Walking # 1, 3 & 4: you’ll strike a guard station however if you inform them you’re there for the walking theyll let you in with a pass).
    I might go on however I hope that assists, have a charming time on Oahu! Reply

    • Laura

      Thanks for all of these remarkable and thoughtful suggestions, Jasmine! Extremely valuable. Taking down all of these!:D
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  • Grace

    I have actually been enjoying the psychic instructors podcast. I listened to it on my 5 hour drive the other day. Such fantastic things. Thanks for sharing. I’m caring these link posts. Reply

    • Laura

      Isn’t it extraordinary? It becomes part of my night wind-down routine now. Delighted you enjoy the link posts!:-RRB-
      L Reply

  • Andrea @ Dynamic Health Journal

    oh hey, I reside on Oahu. I have actually hosted The Vegan Lisa prior to and would enjoy to fulfill up, and can assist you with looking for amazing veg-friendly choices around town:-RRB-

    Appears like a great deal of other folks likewise shared some insight, so let me understand if you require some more!

    aloha, Andrea B Reply

  • hannah-phoebe

    I can not thank you enough for presenting me to Psychic Educators! Reply

  • meryl kramer

    I am a routine healthy smoothie drinker, and appear to have actually entered into an uninteresting regimen. I follow your blog site, and frequently am motivated by your dishes. This one captured my eye since I have great deals of natural ripe pears in the refrigerator. I was hesitant, however I am happy to state it was DELISH! I didnt have blood oranges so I utilized clementines rather. Thanks a lot! Reply


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