Friday, April 06, 2012

Mango Lassi

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I am OBSESSED with mangos…I wait for this time of year (when they are in season) like it’s Christmas.  Seriously…I walked into Whole Foods last week and there was a display of “5 for $5” champagne mangos and I nearly shouted with joy.  Wouldn’t you??  No?  What if it meant you got to make this chicken salad?  Or this shrimp curry?

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Or this mango lassi?

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You can read all about my mango infatuation and my cooking experience with Chef Allen here.  Not sure how to cut a mango?  Watch this!  Wondering how healthy a mango is for you?  Read about it here.

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Mango Lassi

makes 1 large serving

1 cup chopped mango (peeled and seed removed)
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt*
1/4  cup milk*
1/4 cup coconut water (or an additional 1/4 cup milk)
1-2 teaspoons sugar (start with 1, taste, then add more if needed)
A dash of ground cardamom (optional…I didn’t)

Put mango, yogurt, milk, coconut water, sugar, and cardamom (if using) into a blender and blend until smooth.  Add as much or as little ice as you want and blend until ice is crushed.  Serve.

Per serving (using skim milk and fat free Greek yogurt*): 212 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 45 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g fiber, 10 g protein (exchanges: 1 ½ fruit, 1 dairy, ½ sugar)

* I actually used whole milk and 0% Fage…I think a little fat in a smoothie is a good thing…more filling.

1 comment:

  1. You can drop that off at my work! Thanks! Looks so good B!