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Mango Kefir Lassi

Editor’s note: Thank you Wallaby Organic for sponsoring this post.

Nothing reminds me more of spending my childhood summer breaks in India than fresh mangos! Mango season always seemed to hit around my birthday and I would spend a better portion of my meals eating them!

There is no better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with a nice cold glass of mango lassi. In India, yogurt – often homemade with the best quality milk – is a big part of food and culture. Yogurt helps cool down the spicy food and the hot temperatures outside. So naturally, a drink made with both is even better!

To make lassi, I remember my aunt taking homemade yogurt, adding some water to liquidify it and mixing it with freshly squeezed mango pulp. Here in the States, I was so pleasantly surprised to find a fermented milk beverage called Wallaby Organic Kefir that is reminiscent of that delicious homemade yogurt my family makes!

Kefir is similar to a drinkable yogurt and very creamy. I love that the Wallaby Organic Kefir is made with organic whole milk and tastes so rich! I also love that the packaging is BPA free and recyclable which helps us in our family’s goal to reduce our environmental impact.

Of course, I have yet to find mangos as scrumptious as the ones found in India here in the states but there are plenty of great alternatives that you can find at Sprouts Farmers Market!

For this recipe, I used yellow mangoes, but you can use red mangos or Kent mangoes as well. In a pinch, I sometimes use frozen mango chunks too! Look for mangoes that smell sweet and are a little bit soft – this usually indicates the mango is ripe and ready to eat.

To get the pulp off the seed, I use a sharp knife to cut all 4 sides. Then use a spoon to scoop the pulp out of the skin. Finally, use your hands to get the last bits of goodness off of the seed – you won’t want to waste it!

Enjoy the lassi with or without ice – but enjoy it cold.

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Mango Kefir Lassi

  • Author: Anuja
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 ripe yellow mangoes
  • 1/2 cup Wallaby Organic Plain Kefir
  • 1/4 water
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 1/2 cup ice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Remove the pulp from the mangoes and add to a blender.
  2. Add kefir, water, sugar, and saffron.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve over ice or serve cold.