Saturday, July 9, 2011

Easy Mango Lassi (Mango Smoothie)

I'm pretty blessed when it comes to free fruit. Just a couple of days ago, my best friend brought me a box of mangoes. The box had about 10-12 ripe mangoes, some of which were almost overly ripe. I had a few of the mangoes for dessert the past couple of days but I was sure that I wouldn't be able to finish it all so today, I made Mango Lassi to cool everyone down. I also sliced some of the mangoes and froze them. Prior to today, I hadn't had Lassi (yogurt drink) before and wasn't sure if I would like it, but decided to give it a shot anyway. Its a great way to get your daily dairy and fruit intake. Here is the recipe I used. I did freeze some mango slices the last time I had them in abundance so I used some frozen mangoes in place of ice.

Ingredients:

2 whole mangoes, peeled and sliced
2 mango sliced and frozen
1 container low fat vanilla yogurt (6oz)
1/2 cup plain yogurt 
2 cups milk
*1 cup crushed ice
*if your mangoes aren't sweet, then you can add some sugar or honey* (mine were plenty sweet)

Directions (super simple)

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. This makes 4-5 servings. I actually didn't add the ice until the lassi was totally blended. I added the lassi over ice to keep it cool and the ice melted, it become more liquid and it was super easy to slurp it up! I will be making fruit lassi a lot more now! Delicious and healthy drink. Very refreshing for a hot day.

2 comments:

  1. I have a few Mangos to eat up too! Im going to be making Mango Hot Sauce with serranos from the garden. May the canning begin!

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  2. That sounds so good! Mango Hot Sauce! yummmmmm.... I might have to give that a shot too!

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