Multitasking Mango Lassi – A Breakfast Smoothie and Frozen Cocktail In One

Mango Lassi Smoothie 2Is there anything this yummy smoothie is not? Okay, okay,  it’s not a million dollars…yeah and it’s not a puppy…or a pair of Louboutins…but it is a pretty talented multi-tasker! Did I mention it’s delicious, too? Oh, and have I told you that I’m not that much of a smoothie fan either? I still prefer to eat rather than drink my calories, but once I got out of my comfort zone and gave my blender a whir, I was quite impressed and thoroughly enjoyed this mango lassi.

So what do I mean when I say this smoothie is multi-tasking. Well, let me show you.

  1. Having both servings makes a pretty filling breakfast.
  2. Mangoes are full of Vitamins C giving your immune system a nice Mango Lassi Smoothie 3boost. Who wouldn’t want that with flu flitting around like crazy?
  3. A serving of  Greek yogurt provides about 20% of your daily calcium requirements.
  4. The protein in Greek yogurt not helps keep your tummy full, it makes this lassi a great post-workout snack. I liked it as a pre-workout snack, too!
  5. The Vitamin A from the mangoes gives your eyesight some loving.
  6. Mangoes are great for keeping your cholesterol low with all its fiber.
  7. Antioxidants…need I say more?
  8. Add a shot of rum and you’ve got a healthy, creamy, tropical cocktail.

So how about it? Who wants to give it a try? I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Mango Lassi Smoothie 4

Multitasking Mango Lassi

serves 2

IngredientsMango Lassi Multitasking Ingredients

  • 1 12 ounce bag frozen mango, appx. 2 cups
  • 1 6 ounce container fat free plain Greek yogurt, appx. 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 skim milk
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam marsala (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • mint for garnish (optional)
  • 1 ounce white rum (cocktail option only)

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except garnish in a blender. 
  • Pulse to puree per your blenders instructions until mixture is smooth. (If you have a less than stellar blender, use a flat spatula to push ingredients back down towards the blades in between pulses.)
    Mango Lassi Multitasking Adding to Blender          Mango Lassi Multitasking Pureeing Ingredients
  • Pour into 2 10 ounce glasses. 
  • When making the night before, pour into a sealed travel cup or simply cover the top of the glass with plastic wrap. 

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2 responses to “Multitasking Mango Lassi – A Breakfast Smoothie and Frozen Cocktail In One

  1. A cocktail that is healthy at the same time…definitely multitasking.

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