We always have a few bags of chopped frozen fruit in the freezer ready for smoothie-making. The one fruit I never go without is mango. It’s my absolute favourite. It’s creamy, juicy and has just the right amount of sweetness. In my opinion, mangoes are the best fruit for smoothie-making. This past winter, I spent two weeks in Hawaii. I’m not ashamed to say that I had one or two fresh mango smoothies each day that I was there. They were the best! Lanikai Juice – you nearly bankrupted me!
Recently, I went to make my usual mango smoothie for a snack when I decided to try something a bit different. I wanted something more like a lassi which is a thick, yogurt-based drink popular in India. A classic lassi is made with yogurt, water, and spices. However, it is becoming more common to add fruit to a lassi as well. To keep things dairy-free, I opted to use coconut milk and coconut milk yogurt. My favourite brand of coconut milk yogurt is by a Canadian company – Yoso. But I also recommend the So Delicious brand. To the lassi, I added some frozen mango chunks to make the lassi a delicious, icy treat perfect for summer. A splash of agave (or honey) sweetens the drink up nicely. And, a pinch of ground cardamom really brings it all together and gives it a unique and addictive flavour.
Wishing you all a wonderful week. xo
- 2 cups of frozen mango chunks
- 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk (such as So Delicious Coconut Milk)
- 1/2 cup of plain or vanilla flavoured coconut milk yogurt
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of agave or honey (to desired sweetness)
- pinch of ground cardamom
- Add all ingredients to a powerful blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
Source: The Fig Tree
How to Philosophize with Cake says
Mmm, I love mango lassis! Never tried adding coconut, though, I’ll have to do that next time.
The coconut is a really nice addition. It’s creamy with some nice flavour. And less heavy than just yogurt :)
Looks amassing ..you are one smart cookie…..
Summer magic just need an invite,drinks for 100 ok
Angie Tucker says
Sounds yummy! I’m going to try it. Where can you buy coconut milk yogurt?
Hey Angie! I buy my coconut milk yogurt at Superstore (St.James). There’s a section with gluten-free, vegan and organic products. They always have some coconut milk yogurt. It’s usually by the refrigerated non-dairy milks :) But I know Organza also sells it.
You must have read my mind because I’ve been craving a mango lassi like crazy lately!! I love this refreshing and tasty drink! Also love that you made it dairy free. I loooooves me some coconut milk!
Me too! Love the combination of coconut and mango. I’m obsessed with this drink :)
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I love a good mango lassi!
Me too! I love this unique lassi with coconut milk. Delicious! :)