Mango Lassi is a traditional South Asian non-alcoholic beverage. In fact it is one of the most popular beverages in Northern India, and a favorite at Indian restaurants. This drink is a cross between a smoothie and a milk shake. Choose low-fat or fat-free yogurt to cut the calories.
Ingredients for Mango Lassi:
1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup fresh mango pulp*
1/3 cup cold water
1 to 2 tablespoons honey or sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
9 to 10 standard-size ice cubes
* Canned or frozen mango may be substituted.
Preparation of Mango Lassi:
If using a fresh mango, peel and remove the flesh from the pit; cut mango into small pieces.
In a blender, add yogurt, lemon juice, mango pulp, water, and honey or sugar. Blend approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until you see a little forming in the mixture. Add the ice and blend until frothy! * NOTE: Some people like to pour the mango mixture over ice cubes instead of blending the ice cubes in the drink.
Garnish with grated ginger to aid digestion and boost immunity.
The Mango Lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Makes 2 servings
Also read about Mango Nutrition.