As I write this I’m savoring the last few drops of this beautiful and refreshing summer beverage. Some would call it a smoothie, but since I make it with kefir, I consider it a lassi – a yogurt-based drink popular in India.
So easy, and guaranteed to knock your socks off if you love mangoes and anything with a hint of ginger. I do this in my Vitamix, but any good blender can do the trick.
INGREDIENTS & TECHNIQUE:
Add all ingredients – in the order listed – to your blender container and blend until very smooth. It will be icy cold from the frozen mango, and best enjoyed in a tall wine glass to savor the visual effect as well as the taste:
1 cup low-fat plain kefir (available at TJ’s or any health foods store)
2/3 cup TJ’s frozen mango chunks
1 thin slice ginger root
2 tsp organic sugar
a pinch of cardamom
Double the recipe for two, because you won’t want to share!