Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a traditional South Asian drink—like a milkshake, only made with plain yogurt instead of milk. Peel 1 ripe mango, remove the pit, and chop the pulp into small chunks. Combine 3/4 cup cold water, 1 cup plain yogurt, and the mango in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar (according to taste), a dash of ground green cardamom seed (optional) and ground saffron (optional)—pulse to combine. Add 8 ice cubes and blend together until frothy. Pour into 4 cups, serve immediately, and enjoy! This delicious protein drink will sustain you for hours.

Prep Tips: Peel the mango over a bowl to catch all the juice. After you cut the mango pulp into chunks, crush with a potato masher and remove any stringy fibers before blending. Or if you prefer, use 3/4 cup canned mango.

Variations: Don’t want to use sugar? Substitute fruit juice or honey instead. Or skip the sweetener altogether, as a ripe mango is naturally sweet. You can also add 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries or other summer fruit. And if you don’t like yogurt, substitute 2 cups of milk and skip the water to make a milkshake.

Health Benefits: Mangoes are packed with vitamins A, B, and C. Combined with the protein-rich yogurt or milk, they turn this nutritious drink into a time-released snack that will keep your energy going for hours.

81 comments

Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Sounds Great :) Thanks for Sharing.

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paul m.
paul m3 years ago

Thanks..

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Edvanir L.
Edvanir L3 years ago

I love mango!

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

yum

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

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Debbie Crowe
Debbie C4 years ago

This sounds good. I'm getting some mangos when I go shopping!! Thanks!

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Great article, thanks for sharing!

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Terry Vanderbush
Terry V4 years ago

thanks

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Terry Vanderbush
Terry V4 years ago

thanks

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Kenneth D.
Kenneth Davies4 years ago

noted

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