Friday, September 5, 2008

A Little Lassi

Whenever I eat at an Indian restaurant, I like to get a lassi -- usually mango. Lassi is sort of a smoothie made with yogurt. And apparently, second only to chai, lassi is the most popular drink in India. Good to know.

I found a recipe for Mango Lassi in a recent issue of Mothering and had to try it. It is delicious! Although it's actually really not the same as lassi you'll get at an Indian restaurant -- which I'm sure isn't super authentic anyway. Here's my version:

Mango Lassi

1/4 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup low-fat milk
4 ice cubes
1/2 cup - 3/4 cup mango, cubed (I use Trader Joe's frozen mango and just throw in whatever looks good)
1 tablespoon honey (I've never measured, I just squirt some in there)

Blender it until smooth. This is a good serving for one. Double or triple or whatever for more peeps. I've also thrown in half a banana before and it makes it kind of more creamy or something. Both ways are good.

I have this and a piece of whole wheat toast for breakfast most mornings now and it is a great way to start the day! Enjoy my friends!


Lisa said...

Oooh. I have another "smoothie" recipe if you are up for trying something different...

-1/2 cup lime yogurt (you can also use plain)
-1/4 cup blueberry pomegranite juice (or juice of your choice)
-1 cup frozen mixed berries


I've been having this most nights instead of our usual nightly ice cream.

Alissa said...

Is there something wrong with me that I just didn't like Lassi? I tried, I really did :-). It's full of healthy stuff so I'm glad you like it. (I think I'd like Lisa's smoothie though)

Nellie and Jason said...

oh my, that sounds delicious. My mouth is watering...mangos...mmm.

AuroraLeigh said...

ugh. I am trying so hard with this Weight Watchers thing but I haven't lost any weight in a month. What's wrong with me?

Dani V said...

I often crave these. And nan bread.

cara lou said...

Alissa (mom): The one that Lex and I made for you was not right. Ridley's Believe It or Not did not have frozen mango so we used peaches. Not very good. When you're down here we'll show you how it's REALLY done.

Aurora: Just keep it up! Sometimes it takes awhile to "kick in". I'm currently back to waiting for it to kick in myself.

Dani: Do you have Trader Joe's out there? I get frozen naan from TJ's that is AMAZING!