Nutrition

Sweet Mango lassi – a healthy, filling smoothie

Sweet Mango Lassi is one of my absolute favourite drinks: it’s creamy, rich, sweet, and best of all, healthy. It’s an Indian/ Pakistani drink, and it’s perfect after a spicy meal. It’s very filling, so I prefer to have it for breakfast.

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It’s best made with fermented milk or milk kefir, but do not worry, I will show you the simple version of it made with milk and yoghurt. I prefer the mango version, but there are variants: there’s sweet lassi with sugar (or honey), flavoured with lemon, mint or rose water, and there’s a salty one using spice (turmeric, ginger, cardamom or whatever you fancy).

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 Mango Lassi recipe

+ a big, ripe sweet mango

+ one small pot of plain yoghurt (3-4 tablespoons)

+ one small glass of milk

You can replace the milk and yoghurt by a large glass of milk kefir, fermented milk or laban.

+ optional: a tablespoon of honey or agave syrup, if you like it sweeter

Remove the mango’s skin and cut into cubes. IMG_7325

Add the yoghurt.

Add the milk.

Add agave syrup or honey to taste. The mango I used was very ripe and sweet, so I didn’t add anything.

Blend.

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Mando Lassi is best served chilled, so reserve in the fridge for 30 mins before serving.

Enjoy!

If you don’t have fresh mangoes, you can used canned ones. This makes a smoother lassi, but I also find it sweeter. You can add a tablespoon of orange blossom water for a more exotic taste.

Lassi is low in fat and low in calories. If you use good quality probiotic yoghurt or kefir, it’s also a great way to introduce healthy bacteria in the gut and boost immunity, for a good start of the day!

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