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.