Chilled Fresh Mango Lassi

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.

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