Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi

by | Nov 8, 2017 | 6 comments

Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi - Cook Republic

Lately, after discovering the immense health benefits of kiwi fruit, I have been trying to incorporate it more in my recipes. I am not a big fruit lover. Especially ones that need a bit of a peel or prep. I hate cutting and prepping fruit. I probably can assign that blame to mum who used to lovingly prepare gorgeous fruit platters with fruit cut up in lovely shapes thereby making us too lazy to cut it ourselves. But mid-life has brought many surprises and amongst them is the sheer pleasure in prepping and cutting fruit. Sometimes, I don’t even recognise the person I have become especially when I am preparing these raw kiwi tacos or playing with fun fruit shapes like here and here.

Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi - Cook Republic

We don’t really need a lot of fruit as we get older. We especially need to be mindful of the types of fruit we are eating as most fruits have a lot of natural sugar in them which doesn’t metabolise fast enough and cause gas and bloating. But there is one fruit that not only provides essential nutrients and health benefits but also aids in digestion and fights bloating. And that is a kiwi fruit.

A kiwi fruit has very few calories, induces sleep, is great for your skin, provides a big dose of Vitamin C, acts as an antioxidant, helps moderate cholesterol and blood sugar and has has omega 3 fatty acids and polyphenols that promote heart health. The skin of the kiwi fruit is especially nutritious. The whole kiwi fruit acts as a prebiotic, enhancing the good bacteria in your gut. Because of this, I have created a few recipes that incorporate the whole kiwi fruit and taste amazing. The fuzzy skin of the kiwi fruit isn’t exactly fun to eat so I blend it in this delicious lassi and no one realises that they are having the skin too.


Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi - Cook Republic Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi - Cook Republic Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi - Cook Republic

There is a lot of flavour in this lassi from the orange and cardamom which peaks with floral honey notes and a fresh zing of the mint. You will find vegan substitutes in the notes below. It is an unusual fruit combination for a lassi but it really works as a thoroughly refreshing drink and provides yet another interesting way to consume this gorgeous healthy fruit. If you make this, don’t forget to share your creations with me on Instagram by tagging me @cookrepublic. Enjoy! x


Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi - Cook Republic


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Course // Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine // Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


For The Lassi Base

  • 2 cups (500 g) chilled Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • zest of 1 small orange

For the kiwi fruit purée

  • 4 kiwi fruit, peeled or whole with skin
  • handful of mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes

To Serve

  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • mint leaves, edible flowers, orange zest


  • Place yoghurt, honey, cardamom and orange zest in the jug of a blender. Process for a minute until smooth.
  • Press a round kiwi fruit slice on the inner wall of  4 X 300ml glass.
  • Pour yoghurt lassi in the glasses until each is 3/4ths full.
  • Rinse the blender jug. Add all the ingredients for the kiwi purée to the jug of the blender and process until smooth.
  • Divide kiwi purée equally over the yoghurt lassi. Swirl gently with a skewer. Garnish with mint leaves, edible flowers and grated orange zest.


Make It Vegan - Substitute yoghurt with coconut yoghurt or half coconut yoghurt and half coconut water. Substitute honey with maple syrup.
You don't have to use the whole kiwi, you can peel the skin off before blending or only use the skin of 1-2 kiwis.
Did you make my recipe?I'd love to hear how you went! Tag me on Instagram @cookrepublic



I love creating easy, vibrant, fresh, everyday recipes and taking gorgeous photos of the food I cook. I have been blogging for 15 years and I have also written a book with over 100 new recipes. If you make a recipe from the blog, Tag @cookrepublic on Instagram. I would love to see!


  1. Teri

    5 stars
    Hi Sneh, I made this without peeling the pureed kiwi fruit. (I also used grated lemon peel, since I didn’t have an orange at hand.) The result was a tiny bit bitter, but refreshing and quite moreish. I’ll look forward to making this often in summer!

    • Sneh

      Thanks for your feedback Teri. I am glad you tried out the lassi with the kiwi fruit skin. As expected, the bitterness would be due to the blended skin, but it is so good for your gut! Glad you enjoyed it. x

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    I mostly try all the recipe which you have been shared here and I love to follow you Thanks for inspiring me with all your creative and fantastic dish. Thanks for your support.

  3. megan

    Hi Sneh, I prepared this lassi. I like honey so i added more,taste was aultimate.
    Thank you so much for this lassi recipe.

  4. Tanaaz Timblo

    5 stars
    Hi Sneh,
    The Kiwi lassi with the skin was yummy. but I used stevia and I pureed everything together – kiwi, mint, cardamom, yoghurt, zest.

  5. Emily Zielinski

    wow, what a great mix! Im interested to try this recipe. thanks for sharing




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