Ok technically this is neither a “recipe” nor a “smoothie”. It’s three things that you blend together and bliss out with. But now you’re here so bear with me.
So the last weeks of summer are upon us. I hope you’re gathering all of summer’s bliss in your arms to keep you warm and happy as fall and winter roll in.
And while we’re soaking in all the sunny, warm goodness, let’s not forget the symbol of summer delight: the veritable mango.
I’ve over-indulged my love for mangos this season: I’ve made parfaits for dessert and cool refreshing mango drinks on hot afternoons. Mangos have made their way into my smoothies and I’ve eaten a lot of them just like that. Licking my fingers and all. Slurp slurp slurp.
Today I want to share a very nutrient-dense, delicious drink made with mango and yogurt.
Lassi is a very popular traditional north Indian drink made from yogurt. Now if you’re not friends with yogurt or haven’t met him yet, please do so asap as it is one of the most nourishing friendships you will embark on. Yogurt contains probiotics, the good-for-you bacteria that support intestinal, colon and gut health. It is also rich in vitamins (B5 and B12) and minerals (zinc, calcium phosphorus and potassium) and it is a protein-rich food. So we have a winner right there.
Then we have the mango, another friend with benefits. Rich in fiber, vitamins (A, B, C and E), flavonoids and minerals (copper being one of them), mangos not only taste good, they give the body some serious nutrition. Check out this chart below from
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So yogurt meets mango and a sweet love story unfolds.
You will need:
1 big mango (or 2 small ones)
3/4 cup organic yogurt (I prefer whole milk)
1/2 cup coconut milk (feel free to use dairy/almond/hemp milk)
1/2 cup water
For me the sweetness in mangos and yogurt is enough but if you want more, add raw honey, dates, coconut sugar or stevia.
Blend together and…
This drink can get heavy so combine it with a light meal or enjoy independently as a mid-meal refreshment.
What are your favorite mango recipes?