Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mango Strawberry Lassi

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.

Mango-Strawberry Lassi
  • 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.


  1. Ooh, yum! I love all these ingredients, and I love the color, too.

  2. Looks like a delicious, refreshing and healthy drink. Good job!

  3. What a scrumptious drink! I love that you added coconut milk!