Dairy Free Mango Lassi

nut free, soy free, gluten free 1-3 Servings 10 minutes 10 minutes

Mango lassi is kind of the thang in North India and the Punjab provinces. Lassi is traditionally made with yogurt, cream, water, spices, and sometimes fruits and nuts. Mango lassi is the most popular worldwide, and can make a nice, thick, refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

If a mango’s sweet and tart combination isn’t enough to pull you in, consider this:

Mangos have antioxidant compounds that help protect your body against all types of cancers, including colon, breast, and prostate cancer. Want to pronounce some crazy words in the name of science? Okay. Quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragal, and methylgallat. Those are some of the compounds found in mangos. Does that help you? No? Okay, moving on.

Mangos are bursting with vitamin C, so it’ll boost the immune system and lower your cholesterol.

Freak in the sheets? Woo! Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin E, which has been shown to help your sex drive.

Cardamom has a lovely floral/earthy taste to it and will be a delightful addition to this mango lassi, but please, for the love of hummus, just put a PINCH. Add more later if you if you really want to bring the flavor forward. If you overdo it, your lassi is going to taste like a sexy tree wearing perfume. *shrugs*

4 small Ataulfo mangos, or 3 large mangos
1/2 cup coconut yogurt
1/2 cup dairy free milk
2 tbsp maple syrup 
4 ice cubes
1 PINCH ground cardamom
coconut flakes for garnish (optional)
Blend everything until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency.
Pour into a nice, chilled glass, and garnish with shredded coconut, sesame seeds, or chia seeds.
If you’re not into the whole thick and creamy thing, try adding either more ice or a little water to thin out the consistency.

What's your favorite way to enjoy a mango lassi? Let us know in the comments below!

- The Vegan In Sweatpants