mango lassi

06.06.11

I think I’ve shared my slight obsession with Indian food with you all, but instead of chicken curry or dal, today I’ve got a recipe for mango lassi, the popular Indian smoothie.

The typical mango lassi recipes often contain added sugar, along with the store versions I’ve seen, which just doesn’t sit well with me. It’s not that I am anti-sugar, but I’d rather have sugar in the form of cookies, ice cream, etc. – NOT in a smoothie. Fruit is enough sweetness in smoothies for me!

This drink is perfect for breakfast or a snack in the warmer months and very filling due to the protein in the greek yogurt (20 grams!). I used 2% greek yogurt because I think it is so much more creamy than 0% and I love a little fat at all my meals. :)

 

Mango Lassi
Recipe Type: smoothie, breakfast
Prep time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 mins
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1-7oz container 2% greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • splash of milk
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding more milk as necessary.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 195 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 18 Sugar: 15 Protein: 20

 

 


17 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    Riddle me this: if I love Indian food, and I love smoothies…how have I never had mango lassi? I love how easy you made the recipe – sounds like something I’ll be making for breakfast this week!

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    • Emily
      Jun 06, 2011 @ 8:59 am

      You better change that Faith! :)

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  2. kate
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    i love a good lassi! have you been to ghandi mahala? we went there a few weeks ago and the food and service were awesome. i got a rose lassi which was surprisingly refreshing.

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    • Emily
      Jun 06, 2011 @ 9:31 am

      No, but it sounds like I should add it to the restaurant list! Rose lassi sounds very interesting – made with rose water?

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  3. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    I have never had this smoothie before but that is about to change!

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  4. EA-The Spicy RD
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    Yum! My kids and I love mango lassi. The last time I made it, I added some cardamom powder and cashew nuts which added a nice taste. Enjoy!

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    • Emily
      Jun 06, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

      I thought about sprinkling a little spice on top – I’ll definitely do that next time! Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Baking Serendipity
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    I love mango in smoothies and this looks fantastic because it’s the front running flavor…yum! What a perfect summer breakfast :)

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  6. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    This sounds so refreshing — I wonder what I could sub for the yogurt though — I’m not a fan of soy yogurt, maybe blended tofu?

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    • Emily
      Jun 06, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

      Yes, the tofu could replace the protein/creamy factor. I hear you on the non-dairy yogurt, I’ve never been a fan. :(

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  7. thehealthyapron
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    wow this looks SO good!! :)

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  8. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    YUMMY!!! I so want to try this once I get my hands on some soy yogurt! My grocery store stopped carrying the plain, so the only ones they have have added sugar. But I’ll find a way!

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  9. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    YUM! Fresh and sweet and perfectly delicious after a little Palak Aloo and naan. :)

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  10. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    This sounds like it would be a perfect morning smoothie! I will add it to my repetoire :)

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  11. McKayla @ Green Groats
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    This looks so refreshing – plus Mango and greek yogurt are two of my most favorite foods! Yum!!

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  12. janetha @ meals & moves
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    I love mango lassis! Yum.

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  13. karla
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    What a good idea! It’s a shame we only order these when we go out for Indian food. It’s so easy to make them at home.

    Made these as a mid-day snack to break up some tough landscaping work me and my husband where trying to knock out this weekend. So refreshing!

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