Try this simple, fresh, Indian recipe for a smoothie-like drink called a Mango Lassi. This is one version, but there are ways to experiment with it. Get the freshest, sweetest mangoes you can find for the best lassi.
Here's the lassi with a little garnish. Beautiful, fresh and filling for a summer party.
Yields 2 (8 ounces each)
- 2 mangos
- 2/3 cup plain yogurt
- 2 - 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 - 1 cup cold water
- Ground cardamom and/or nutmeg
- Garnish with mint and/or raspberry
Carefully remove mango flesh from the skin. You can do this by cutting the mango in half along each side of the pit. You will have 2 halves with most of the fruit. Cut the remaining fruit carefully off the pit. Scoop flesh out with a spoon and place in blender.
Discard the skin and pit.
Blend mango, yogurt, sugar and water until smooth. Adjust sugar, yogurt and water to taste. Add water to make a thinner lassi.
You can blend in a few ice cubes too and even add ground cardamom in the blender.
Garnish if desired with optional garnishes.
ENJOY on a warm summer day. 😋
*You can alternatively use honey in place of the sugar.