Sunday, 19 May 2013

Reduced Calorie Mango Lassi

Calorie Reduced Mango Lassi

Oh dear.  Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonders where the calories is.  The warm weather has finally hit this usually cold clime.  But when I went to put on those warmer weather clothes…  Oops!  Time to stop making the butter this and creamy that, and focus on the skinnyifying meals. 

This lassi has the taste of its finer cousin, but less calories.  It’s super simple to make too!
(This serves one well, multiply numbers to make more.)

2 cups frozen mango cubes
1 cup coconut water
½ cup 1% plain yogurt
capful ( ½ teaspoon) rosewater 

Assemble above ingredients in a blender, press “liquefy” and buzz till very smooth.  This might take a couple of minutes. 

Frozen mangoes are much less expensive than fresh, and since mangoes are so expensive here, and sometimes a beautiful looking mango turns out to be brown inside, these frozen cubes are more practical.  Not to mention no ice cubes are necessary, which only serve to dilute the drink. 

What?  No jaggery to sweeten this?  Not really necessary with the coconut water and the rosewater, which fools the tongue into sweetness.

You can garnish this lassi with a few rose petals, but be warned they could get stuck in your teeth. 

How have you fared over this long winter?  Did the warm weather hit you with any shocking surprises? 

When the weather is this gorgeous, it's nice to sit outside and enjoy a lassi while reading a good book.


  1. Awesome. Unlike over your side, its massive burning sun at my place. This will be perfect, the mango and the rest of the flavors hitting together. Yet I need to drop a few ice-cubes inside.

  2. Hi Navaneetham, If that massive burning sun is in India, that means you have fresh, in season mangoes right now, you lucky thing. A few icecubes won't dilute that fabulous fresh flavour! Thanks for dropping by.

  3. I'm going to try this tonight. Looks (and sounds) delicious!