This month, Meeta of What’s for Lunch Honey? chose “Mango Mania” as the theme for the Monthly Mingle. The thought of something fruity, light, and refreshing immediately came to mind. Believe it or not, I get tired of baking fattening desserts (although I don’t get tired of baking bread), and the 92 degree heat outside makes me crave healthier foods.
This lassi is so easy to whip up, and you can use fresh or frozen mango. If you use fresh, be sure to throw some ice cubes in the blender.
Mango Passionfruit Lassi
Servings: 1 large or 2 medium
1 mango, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 Tbsp. frozen passionfruit puree
1 cup plain yogurt (I used unsweetened. If you use a sweetened or vanilla flavored yogurt, adjust the amount of sweetener you put in the lassi)
1/2 cup almond milk (or soy milk or regular milk)
2 tsp. honey or agave nectar (how much you use will depend on the sweetness of the fruit and the tartness of the yogurt, so taste as you go along and adjust the amount accordingly)
pinch of mace
ice cubes (optional, but about 5 if you choose to use them)
Throw everything in a blender and give it a whir! Enjoy in a tall frosty glass.