This healthy mango lassi recipe is such a refreshing anytime treat with low-fat yogurt, honey and a touch of cardamom. Learn how to make a mango lassi with no processed sugar!
It wasn't until I was in my twenties that I experienced a mango lassi for the first time, but when I did I was so hooked. It's texture is creamy like a milkshake, but it's flavor is delicate, lighter and so refreshing with a sweet mango base and hints of cardamom.
While it's often made with white sugar, I wanted to make things a little healthier by using only honey instead. And it's every bit as delicious, I promise! 🙂
Whether you're preparing this mango lassi recipe for yourself or your family, I promise that you can feel great about its ingredients!
- plain low-fat yogurt
- frozen chopped mango
- water + ice
- a pinch of cardamom (this is optional; don't worry if you don't have any on hand!)
Pro tip: Frozen chopped mango is easy to find in nearly all large grocery stores and it makes prep time minimal. But if you find a sale on fresh mangoes, you can let them ripen on the counter and prepare your own. Just peel, chop and store chopped chunks in freezer bags to have on hand for an anytime lassi or smoothie.
How to make a mango lassi
The method to make a great mango lassi is super easy; if you've ever made a homemade smoothie, this recipe will seem like a breeze.
First, make sure you're starting with frozen mango chunks. (See notes above for buying already-frozen mango vs. chopping and freezing your own.) I find that even with ice, it's nice to have a frozen mango base to create a really icy, refreshing texture for this lassi.
Place all of the ingredients into a blender, cover it tightly, and start working your way up to high speed for about a minute, or until the texture is nice and smooth.
Pro tip: A high-speed blender such as a Vitamix is ideal for this lassi recipe, but regular blenders will work just fine too.
Use a spoon to test the flavor; if you'd like a little extra sweetness, go ahead and add a little more honey, and then blend again for a few more seconds.
Divide the mixture evenly between glasses and top each mango lassi with an extra sprinkle of cardamom if desired.
Serve immediately, and enjoy! 🙂
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Learn how to make a mango lassi with no added processed sugar! This healthy mango lassi recipe features yogurt, honey and a touch of cardamom.
- 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- ¼ cup water
- 1 ½ cups frozen chopped mango
- ½ cup ice
- 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
- pinch cardamom (optional)
- Blend: Place all ingredients in a high-speed or regular blender and slowly increase the speed to high as you blend until smooth. Add additional honey to sweeten more, if desired, and blend a few more seconds to incorporate.
- Enjoy: Pour equal amounts into glasses, top with a sprinkle of extra cardamom if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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