A mango lassi is fantastic served with spicy Indian food but I also like it in the morning for breakfast or at night as a healthy dessert. My favorite recipe is the one at Disney’s Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Park. Feel free is use whatever fruit you like, fresh or frozen (I used frozen mango chunks). You may also use a lowfat or fat free milk and honey in place of sugar.
Note: A more tradition way of making lassi is with fruit, yogurt, and water (no milk). This morning I made one with 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/4 cup water, 2 Tb organic raw hemp seeds, and 1 cup fresh white peaches and it was tasty!
- 2 cups ripe mango, chopped (can use frozen mango cubes)
- 1 cup whole milk (can substitute water)
- 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
In a blender, combine 2 cups of mango, 1 cup of milk (or water), 1 cup of yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt and puree until smooth.
Taste for desired sweetness and add honey or sugar, if needed. Pour equal parts of the lassi mixture into 2 glasses and serve immediately or place covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- If the mango has stringy fibers, push it through a sieve with the back of a spoon to remove the fibers
- Can add honey or a sugar to make sweeter if mango isn't sweet enough
- Leftover lassi can be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours
- Slightly adapted by the mango lassi from Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park