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Chilled Fresh Mango Lassi


    Lassi is a popular Indian drink made with yogourt. Prepared sweet, as shown below, lassi is also tasty when prepared with salt and turmeric. It is traditionally served chilled as a lunch accompaniment.


    Have all ingredients fully chilled before beginning.

    454 mL container plain kefir
    1/2 cup (125 mL) plain soy or rice milk
    3 fresh ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped
    1 ice cube
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey
    1 tsp (5 mL) peeled and grated ginger root, pulp only
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) cardamom
    Thick Greek-style plain yogourt (optional)
    Fresh mint (for garnish)
    Lime slices (for garnish)

    Combine all ingredients, except yogourt, mint, and lime, in a blender and whirl for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Whirl in more honey to taste if you wish. Pour into 4 tall narrow glasses. Garnish with a dollop of thick yogourt, a sprig of fresh mint, and a slice of lime.

    Serves 4.

    Each serving contains: 180 calories; 6 g protein; 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 38 g carbohydrates (35 g sugars, 3 g fibre); 142 mg sodium

    Refuel with a refreshing lassi

    A 3/4 cup (180 mL) serving of kefir contains only 37 calories, yet provides us with over 10 g of protein, making it a great post-workout recovery snack. This Chilled Fresh Mango Lassi contains nearly a full serving of kefir per glass and also boasts fresh grated ginger, which may be beneficial for weight management as recent studies have shown it to be appetite suppressing.


    Chilled Fresh Mango Lassi




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