Did you ever see a Lassi?

Lassi, without an e, is not a girl at all, but is as lovely as one.  It is a drink from India, that can be made in a variety of ways.  The recipe I have from Gina is for a Mango Lassi.  I cannot get a picture to come out worth a flip.  My camera wants to flash and then it’s all washed out.  So just imagine a creamy, frothy, peachy, mangoey colored smoothie in a glass with a straw.  Here’s the recipe:

  • One mango’s worth of pulp, no seed, no peel
  • 1 container plain yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup ice

I sliced off the mango flesh running my knife along the side of the pit.  Then just scooped out the fruit with a spoon, like you do avocados.  Place everything in the blender and whir away.  Gina says it makes 3 servings but, since it’s just me eating everything through a straw, I drink the whole thing and call it breakfast.  I think next time I may add some cinnamon or nutmeg.

OK, I know mangoes don’t grow in Georgia.  But now that I’ve got the method mastered, I can make a Strawberry Lassi, a Blueberry Lassi, a Blackberry Lassi, and the ultimate, a Peach Lassi.  I’m ready for summer and I won’t even have wires then.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Molly Starkweather on August 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    This is such a nice idea! I tried Lassi at an Indian restaurant that opened up in midtown Columbus (just off of Macon Road next to Cross Country Plaza) when I lived there, and I could never figure out what made the concoction so thick and smooth. Plain yogurt is the answer! I wonder how it would taste with a more tart, Greek yogurt.


  2. Posted by duckandjunebug on August 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I only use greek yogurt in everything. I like the consistency much better than the regular kind. You can make your own pretty easily.


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