April 24, 2017
Frozen Mango Lassi

Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. | delishknowledge.com

I might not be that into vegetables right now, but fruit, you are my #1 love.

I’m at Costco at least weekly, stocking up on grapes, berries, mangos and frozen fruit. Gosh, it’s just so delicious and refreshing. I’m anticipating a very hot & sticky pregnant summer with lots and lots of fruit. You’ve been warned in advance if this space turns into nothing but smoothies, juices and popsicles.

This smoothie is a variation of one that I’ve been making often. It’s the perfect afternoon snack when I’m hungry and thirsty, but don’t really feel like cooking. I swear the first smoothie was created by a pregnant women, it’s the easiest way to get in nutrition with the least amount of effort.

Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. | delishknowledge.com

Frozen mango is on my list every time I head to the grocery store. It’s the perfect addition to smoothies, oatmeal or thawed and eaten on it’s own. It’s one of the few frozen fruits that I don’t mind eating this way; I empty a cup or two into a bowl to place in the fridge for a few hours, then eat as is.

For extra nutrition, I sprinkled in a bit of Cup of Sunshine dust into this smoothie. If you’re not familiar with CoS dust, it’s made by my friends over at Big Heart Tea. I mentioned them a few weeks ago in my first-trimester essentials post and I’ve been slowly making my way through all the St. Louis coffee houses where their tea is served. Tea can be this good.

The dust is a pulverized version of their Cup of Sunshine tea, it’s packed with turmeric, ginger, lemongrass and peppercorn. It’s warming, fiery and loaded with antioxidants; it genuinely warms my heart every time I sip it. I know that peppercorn can sound odd in a tea, but combining turmeric and pepper together increases bioavailability of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. | delishknowledge.com

Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. | delishknowledge.com

I know that a traditional lassi has yogurt in it, but I thought that coconut milk would be an acceptable substitution. It balances the sweet mango and spices perfectly, without adding much of a competing flavor. If you’re mango isn’t frozen, back off a bit from the coconut milk. This lassi should be thick like a frosty, easy to eat with a spoon if you’d like.

If you’re new to turmeric, go slow. I usually start off with 1/2 teaspoon of the dust, then work my way up from there depending on my mood. Sometimes I’m fiery, sometimes I’m sweet.

Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. | delishknowledge.com Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. | delishknowledge.com

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Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. | delishknowledge.com

Frozen Mango Lassi

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast, smoothie, beverage

Description

Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. 


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast, smoothie, beverage
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast, smoothie, beverage
Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen mango pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut milk beverage
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cup of Sunshine Dust
  • pinch of salt
  • Ice
  • Mint, for serving 

Instructions

  1. Place mango, lemon, honey or maple syrup, coconut milk, sunshine dust and salt in a blender along with 1/2 cup ice. Puree until creamy and smooth. 
  2. Divide into glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with mint, if desired. 

Notes

You can purchase Cup of Sunshine Dust here! Fresh out or don’t have any? I haven’t tried ground turmeric in this one, and I’m worried it won’t dissolve as well as the dust does. So, either skip it or proceed with caution. If you try a little ground ginger/turmeric- let me know how it turns out. xo 

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Frozen Mango Lassi! This smoothie is so refreshing for hot summer days. Mango, turmeric, ginger, coconut and honey. | delishknowledge.com

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    • Yes! I usually make this one with yogurt, but was out one day and grabbed coconut milk instead. It still has a thickened texture with the coconut milk and tastes awesome with the mango!

      • Hey Alex! I love all your recipes but isn’t a lassi supposed to be a fermented beverage? Hence we use the yogurt! Would the almond milk leave the same texture as yogurt? I am new to this whole vegan thing so I was wondering how the almond milk would react when mixed with lime juice?

        • Hi Rucha- no, it doesn’t have the same funky, thick flavor as yogurt lassi. I wanted this one to be vegan, but you can also add in a dairy-free yogurt if you want some tang!

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