Lychee Smoothie (Litchi Smoothie)

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Lychee Smoothie (Litchi Smoothie) is a refreshing breakfast drink made using fresh or canned lychees, yogurt, and other simple ingredients. Serve it for breakfast or as a pre or post-workout drink.

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Lychee smoothie served in a glass.
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About Lychee Smoothie (Litchi Smoothie)

Lychee Smoothie (Litchi Smoothie) is a refreshing and healthy drink made with lychees, milk, yogurt, and honey. It is perfect for summer or whenever you need a cool and refreshing beverage.

Lychees are a type of fruit that is native to China. They are small, red fruits that have white flesh inside. Lychees are sweet and have a floral flavor.

This gluten-free smoothie recipe is easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone.

Ingredients

Banana – Bananas make this smoothie thick and filling.

Lychee – I prefer to use fresh lychees in the smoothie, but if they are not easily available, you can also use canned or frozen lychees.

Yogurt & Milk – Use whole milk (full-fat milk) and full-fat yogurt to make a creamy and rich smoothie. However, feel free to use low-fat milk and yogurt for a healthier version.

Replace dairy milk and yogurt with plant-based ones for a vegan version.

Orange Juice – It thins down the smoothie and makes it refreshing. You can choose to skip it.

For a taste change, you can also replace it with coconut water, apple juice, lychee juice, or pineapple juice.

Vanilla – Use a good quality vanilla extract to flavor the smoothie.

Honey – I used honey to sweeten the smoothie, but feel free to use any sweetener of your choice. Use maple syrup or agave nectar for vegan.

How To Make Lychee Smoothie

Add the following ingredients to a blender jar.

  • 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
  • 10-12 lychees (peeled, seeded, and frozen)
  • ½ cup chilled plain yogurt
  • ½ cup chilled milk
  • ¼ cup chilled orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon honey

Note – If the frozen fruits are too hard, then thaw them for 5 minutes for easy blending.

All the ingredients added to a blender.

Blend until smooth.

If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk or orange juice. Check for sweetness and add more honey if needed.

Pour the smoothie into serving glasses and serve chilled. You can also add a few ice cubes to the glasses.

Ready lychee smoothie.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to freeze lychee?

If you’re looking to freeze lychees, you can use a few different methods.
One method is to place the lychees on a baking sheet and freeze them for about 2 hours. Once they’re frozen, you can then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container.
Another method is to puree the lychees in a blender and then pour the puree into an ice cube tray. Once frozen, you can then transfer the cubes to a freezer-safe bag or container.

What else can be added to the lychee smoothie?

You can also add some additional fruit to this smoothie. Some good choices would be strawberries, raspberries, or mango. You could also add a green vegetable such as spinach or kale.

If you want a protein boost, add some whey protein powder or Greek yogurt. To make it a little more indulgent, add a scoop of ice cream or a drizzle of honey.

Pro Tips By Neha

To make the best lychee smoothie, use ripe and fresh lychees. If you can’t find fresh lychees, you can also use frozen or canned ones.

Adding enough liquid to the blender is also important so that everything blends smoothly. I like to use milk or yogurt, but you could also use water or juice.

And finally, don’t forget the sweetener! I usually add honey to my smoothies, but you could also use sugar, agave nectar, or maple syrup. Start with a little, and then taste as you go.

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Lychee Smoothie is a refreshing breakfast drink made using fresh or canned lychees, yogurt, and a few other simple ingredients. Serve it for breakfast or as a pre or post-workout drink.
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Lychee Smoothie Recipe (Litchi Smoothie)

Lychee Smoothie (Litchi Smoothie) is a refreshing breakfast drink made using fresh or canned lychees, yogurt, and a few other simple ingredients. Serve it for breakfast or as a pre or post-workout drink.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 large banana (peeled, sliced and frozen)
  • 10-12 lychees (peeled, seeded and frozen)
  • ½ cup chilled plain yogurt (dahi, curd) (full-fat or skim)
  • ½ cup chilled milk (whole or skim)
  • ¼ cup chilled orange juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons honey
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Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to the jar of a blender.
  • Note – If the frozen fruits are too hard, then thaw them for 5 minutes for easy blending.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add some more milk or orange juice if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Check for sweetness and add more honey if needed.
  • Pour the smoothie into serving glasses and serve chilled. You can add a few ice cubes to the glasses too.

Video

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Notes

To make it vegan, use plant-based milk and yogurt instead of dairy yogurt and milk and maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 490mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 197IU, Vitamin C: 41mg, Calcium: 155mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    yes! I adjusted it a little adding lychee syrup, I used Vanilla protein powder, oat milk and a splash of coconut cream! yummy!
    ps I just brought your book!