Mango Passion Fruit Lassi

4 Sep

Believe it or not, I’m getting ready for my 4th trip to India next year… We will be visiting at early in the year to ensure we do not combust from the India heat felt April on. You would think that growing up in the Caribbean would prepare you for the Indian heat – NOOOOOO!!! We have breezes and sea around us… the heat in India feels 200 times hotter than any summer in Puerto Rico.

But I do love to visit India, especially for spiritual trips like the one I am about to make. Our love for mangos is something both our cultures, India and Caribbean,  coincide in. Lassis are one of the first things I learned about Indian cuisine and I just love to drink them (the sweet kind, of course) when I travel there. They’re a great way to keep the heat at bay – the heat from the climate and the heat from the spicy food you eat. And as much as I love eating a mango just as a fruit… I also love to make it into a smoothie.

This version of a lassi yogurt drink is something I came up with the other day as an experiment. The combination is tangy and not too sweet, just like a refreshing drink should be. It’s like India and Puerto Rico combined in a glass… maybe not too traditional but very, very delicious.

 

MANGO PASSION FRUIT LASSI

1 cup of mango, cut into small pieces
1 cup passion fruit nectar or juice
½ cup greek yogurt
2 tbs agave nectar
3 ice cubes
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend at a high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Enjoy as part of your breakfast or as a snack.

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13 Responses to “Mango Passion Fruit Lassi”

  1. Yeny September 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    This is such an easy recipe and sounds so delicious!!

  2. coco cooks September 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    I can never get enough of passion fruit.

  3. Cherrie September 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    that sound delicious!

  4. duodishes September 4, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Can’t wait to see you photos from India! Having never been there, the country remains high on the must visit list.

  5. Pamela P. September 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Yummy!! I love mango lassi and have been looking for a good recipe for a while. I also happen to love passion fruit, so this is the best of both worlds. Thank you so much! I’m definitely going to give this one a whirl.

  6. Pamela September 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Yummy! I love mango lassi and have been searching for a good recipe for some time. I also happen to love passionfruit, so this is the best of both worlds. I’ll definitely give this one a try. Thanks!

  7. Comiendo en LA September 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Una de mis bebidas favoritas!! Gracia spor compartirla!!

  8. Maria September 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    I love mangos!! Great idea. I remember having mangos from a street seller right after church as a kid.

  9. Isabel Garcia (@IsabelGarciaIG) September 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I consume mango in my fruit smoothie everyday. I’ve never tried it with yogurt, though! Thank you for sharing the recipe for a healthy beverage!

  10. Alejandra September 4, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Dos de mis frutas favoritas! I really need to try this!

  11. healthygirlandthecity September 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    can’t go wrong with something that sounds yummy (and easy)!

  12. Cristina September 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    This sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to try this since I love mango! Thanks for the great recipe!

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