Monday, June 15, 2015

How About a Mango Lassi With Breakfast?

This is one of those things that I do pretty much all "Mango Season", but I do it without even thinking it's odd.

It's also something that I had been doing without realizing.

There is a recipe, but I understand that everyone has their favorite.  Mine is sweet, savory, and leaves a warmth on its way down but nothing really overpowering.

Since I mentioned it in passing, and a good friend on Facebook, Emilio, said that it brought back memories, I  thought that I'd expand here.

You see, I love mangoes.  We're deep in the peak of Mango Season at this point.  There are two pound fruits falling from the trees all over the place and I simply walk past, pick them up, and say "Oh, there's breakfast!".

But how do you eat them?

I was scooping out 10 ounces of Mangoes and serving with 1/2 cup of plain yogurt on top.  That works with Bananas and other "fleshy" fruit like Strawberries or melons of various types.

Then I got bold and dusted it with cinnamon.

I realized I was onto something that I deeply enjoyed at an Indian Restaurant and thought I should look deeper into it, and perhaps formalize it.

So here's the recipe for my version of a Mango Lassi:

  • 10 Ounces of ripe Mango Chunks, frozen.
  • 4 ounces or 1/2 cup of plain unsweetened yogurt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Turmeric (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Coriander Seed (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Ginger (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cloves (optional)
  • 4 (more or less) crushed Ice cubes
  • Optionally sweeten with honey, sugar, stevia, or not at all.  I don't.


  • Slice Mangoes into chunks and flash freeze on a cookie sheet in your freezer.
  • Add to the blender all ingredients.
  • All spices are to taste, and as such, they are all optional.
  • Turn on blender until everything is mixed thoroughly, the ice is chopped, and the drink is smooth.
  • Add a tablespoon or so of water and re-blend if the drink is too thick for you.

Serve in tall glass.

Calorie count is 215 (or so) for the entire recipe using non-fat unsweetened yogurt and no sweetener.

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