Mango Lassi is a popular drink from India made from yogurt, spices and mango. I love the flavor, but because I do not eat dairy yogurt, I am often out of luck with this yummy treat. Thanks to the delicious alphonso mangoes that I'm currently finding in the market, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a lassi that I can enjoy. I used coconut kefir in place of yogurt, which added additional probiotic benefits. I added a dash of cardamom, which is traditional, and simply because I love it. You will see that I added some avocado and cashews which is not typically found in a mango lassi, but I wanted the extra protein and nutrients that they offer to help me start my day off on the right foot. I hope you will enjoy this mango lassi smoothie as much as I did.
Mango Lassi Smoothie
- 2 fresh alphonso mangoes, peeled and pitted
- 1/2-1 cup of milk, depending on thickness preference
- 1/4 cup coconut kefir
- 1/4 of an avocado
- 2 Tablespoons of raw cashews
- 1/2-1 teaspoon cardamom, depending on preference
- a few ice cubes
Note: You can use any variety of mango that you find and/or like. If your mangoes are not very sweet you may want to add a couple of dates, a couple drops of liquid stevia, or 1 tablespoon of honey.