I’m really getting some great drinks out of this party, are you?
I’d love to see what you’ve got up YOUR sleeves!
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I believe I first saw Madigan’s blog after she commented on a post of mine back in the day. I remember going to her blog, seeing the premise of her blog, her material and thinking “WOW. This girl is going places.” I still go to her blog and feel the same way, she’s got so much talent and creativity and I feel so inspired whenever I visit.
I’m so glad she’s here with us today to share one of her favorite drinks, a mango-y treat that will have you reassigning mangos as a permanent staple in your home. Thanks Madigan! 🙂
I'm Madigan, the writer behind Madigan Made.
I'm excited that Ann is hosting a Summer Drink Week and flattered she asked me to join in the fun!
I love finding new and refreshing beverage ideas.
I don't know about you, but this time of year I love yogurt and fruit smoothies.
I often add mango to smoothies. But until recently, I never had a mango-only smoothie. I was just introduced to a mango lassi recently. Yum!
A mango lassi is a South Asian drink made with mango, yogurt and sugar. A pinch of cardamom or ginger can be added when serving.
I did not have cardamom on hand, so I used a sprinkle of cinnamon. I had leftover mint and added it as a garnish. (Love mint and fruit!) You could also garnish it with chopped pistachios.
I'm told the traditional way to make a mango lassi is with mango pulp. I read that using fresh mango could be risky and taste chalky if the mangoes are not really ripe.
I used 2 ripe mangoes to make mine at home and it turned out pretty good. But considering how I do not always have ripe mangoes on hand, using mango pulp sounds more convenient. So, I may try to find some to keep when I get another mango lassi craving!
Mango Lassi Smoothie
Inspired by: allrecipe.com and M. (Thanks, girl, for inspiring this idea!)
2 mangoes (peeled and diced)
1 6 oz container plain yogurt
3 tbsp sugar (add more to taste if want it sweeter)
Pinch of spice, if desired (cardamom, ginger or cinnamon)
Garnish, if desired (i.e. mint or chopped pistachios)
Blend: Using an immersion or regular blender, blend the first three ingredients.
Garnish: Add a pinch of spice and garnish on top, if desired. Serves 2.
Note: I used Greek yogurt which is already very thick. I prefer a thick smoothie. But if you do not, I imagine adding ice or milk to the lassi would thin it down.
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Oh my gosh, those pictures make me want to reach through the screen and grab a glass! Either that or lick the screen… Thanks so much for visiting, Madigan!!!
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