I haven't done a drink recipe in a while, so I figured it was about time. Boyfriend was highly surprised that I was making a beverage sans alcohol. Sadly the mangos used weren't quite ripe enough--you want them to be nice and juicy and mine weren't as drippy as I'd have liked them to be. Boyfriend loved it though, since this gave it a milder sweetness rather than overpowering girly-drink-ish.
|I've yet to find an ideal way to chop mango...|
It's getting delightfully warmer here in the Northeast, but it's still not quite slushy-drink-time. This drink is a cool, refreshing treat without being too summery. It's also thick and hearty--I drank it for breakfast and it was filling enough for me, as I'm a light breakfaster.
Lassi is traditionally a sweet drink with only three ingredients: mangos, yogurt, and sugar. I had some strawberries I had to use up before they went bad, so I added those. Vanilla Greed yogurt was what I had on hand, so it came out a bit thicker. After blending throughly I thought it was still a bit too thick, so I added some coconut milk. The coconut milk added a nice hint of flavor and thinned it perfectly.
- 2 ripe mangos, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup strawberries, tops cut off
- 2 tbs honey
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup coconut milk
- sprinkle of sugar
-Chop your fruits. Move to a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Mix and set aside for at least ten minutes. The sugar will bring out the flavors in the fruit and help to make them juicy.
-Pulse fruit, honey, and yogurt in a blender until smooth.
-Add coconut milk until desired consistency is reached. Add honey as desired.
-Pour into a lovely glass and serve with a slice of some fruit to make it fancy.