Earlier this month I heard about a great new company, Made With Joy, who were just starting to get the word out about their fantastic lassis. I met up with one of the co-owners, Sid, who kindly passed along the most lovely little parcel, (don’t you love the most perfectly wrapped items – makes it feel like a special present) of Made With Joy’s 3 lassis: Mango, Cardamom & Rose and Strawberry & Holy Basil.
To start, what a great business venture this is – it fills what I saw as a gap in the “smoothie to go” market and offers something new for the consumer in that little plastic bottle we’re all so used to seeing über-sugary fruit juices in. I’ve always loved lassis and wish I could have them on a more regular basis, other than when my mouth is on fire from a vindaloo. Plus, all the lassis are made with agave syrup rather than sugar, so I believe this makes them slightly better for you.
I loved all three flavours, but was incredibly shocked as to how much I loved the Cardamom & Rose – despite my complete abhorrence for rosewater! It was a gorgeous drink and a perfect mid-afternoon distraction. Mmm.
I was telling T how these drinks would be perfect for his consulting company to order in alongside their morning fruit basket – especially as I know we’re all getting tired of grabbing a boring, banana-bulked-out smoothie on our lunch hours.
Best of luck Sid!