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
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup chilled whole milk
- 1 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
- 2 to 3 tsp sugar optional
- If mango has stringy fibers, push through a nylon sieve with the back of a spoon. The remaining mango should not contain any stringy pulp. Refrigerate until cold.
- Combine mango, pinch of salt, milk and yogurt in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Taste and add sugar to taste.
- If you would like the lassi a bit colder, add about eight ice cubes to the blender.
- Can be refrigerated up to 24 hours.