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We are making a rich, creamy, and flavour-bursting drink today! This vegan mango lassi is a dream come true. We've veganized this Indian classic with a super quick and easy recipe. Perfect for quick breakfast, midday snack, or just a nice and refreshing beverage!
Seems like summer is slowly making its way to the Northern Hemisphere but we can definitely feel the days getting warmer. So, we are on a mission to start hoarding as many summer recipes as we possibly can and be ready for the scorching days ahead of us.
At home, we love sipping on a refreshing drink while hanging out outside, even if it's in the backyard or on the porch. That bit of fresh air and a nice beverage on your hand has a super soothing and revitalising effect. And if it's sweet and fruity, even better!
We love smoothies here at vegan.io! But this time I wanted to switch things up since I've already shared with you a few protein smoothie recipes. Instead, I decided to create a mango smoothie but using vegan yogurt as a base. This, in general terms is the definition of a lassi.
Lassi is a traditional drink originally from India, which aside from yogurt it is also made with all sorts of different fruits. And, like any other Indian recipe, we cannot leave out the spices. This is what makes a lassi so special and incredibly flavourful.
To veganize this delicious drink, I used soy yogurt and almond milk, instead of any dairy ingredients. I really like the texture, it is super creamy but it is pretty light compared to the original recipe. If it comes out too thick for you, you can always add a bit more water to thin it out.
When I make a mango smoothie, I usually use frozen fruit. So I did the same for this vegan mango lassi recipe. It adds thickness to the texture and I can have a bag in the fridge readily available for whenever the craving strikes, which is often!
As I mentioned, what's going to take this drink from typical mango smoothie to Indian delight is the spices. I added ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, and a little bit of turmeric. This combo has a ton of flavour; you will notice we didn't use much, a little goes a long way with these three ingredients.
I also added protein powder to our vegan mango lassi so it has that protein smoothie effect I love. I used unflavoured powder so I don't mess with the incredible taste of combining mango with all those spices. And since we are using dates to make it a bit sweet we don't need any extra sweetness in it.
All of your ingredients go in the blender for 5 minutes or until you get that smooth silky texture. Serve it in a glass, make it look pretty with a sprinkle of turmeric or cinnamon and you are ready to sip on this delicious vegan mango lassi!
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 297||From Fat 31|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||5.3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1.4%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 56g||18.5%|
|Dietry Fiber 5g||19.9%|
|Vitamin A 1150.68IU||23%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.25mg||12.7%|
|Vitamin C 38.34mg||63.9%|
|Vitamin D 88.15IU||22%|
|Vitamin D3 1.31µg|
|Vitamin E 4.43mg||14.8%|
|Vitamin K1 4.83µg||6%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.6mg||6%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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