Mango Smoothie

Mango Smoothie

Is there any best way to enjoy mangoes? That’s the question I asked my friends the other day (there were 12 of us, meeting after days) and there was not a single unanimous answer to my question. I received a dozen odd responses to my question. Silly question, I must admit, as I realised that there isn’t any best way to enjoy this ‘king of fruits’… I should have known that! I wonder why did I ask that question in the first place. Anyhow, after that conversation and after all those responses, I thought to myself…why not prolong the mango season this year… I decided to make/try as many recipes with mangoes as my friends suggested,  atleast twelve in number if not more! So, here I am sharing one of my tried and tested favourites and a family staple in the mango season…Mango Smoothie aka Mango Lassi

Considering that mango is an all time family favourite, this is a hassle proof, no fuss recipe. We all have become a pro at it! A rich and creamy drink, good as a breakfast substitute or even for evening hunger pangs.

The good part is you can manage the consistency of this refreshingly healthy smoothie by adding water or crushed ice to it. If you want it to be filling, just don’t add any water to the mango pulp and yoghurt… and if you want it light and frothy, reduce on the yoghurt and add chilled water or crushed ice.

TIP : Reduce the yoghurt and not the mango pulp to achieve the desired consistency.

Ingredients

2 medium size ripe mangoes peeled and chopped

1 cup thick yogurt

crushed ice or ice cubes as desired to adjust the consistency of the mango smoothie

3 tablespoons sugar (Adjust to taste) or entirely optional if the mangoes are sweet.

a pinch of coarsely ground cardamom powder per glass while blending (when serving, add another pinch as garnishing)

Directions for Mango Smoothie

Blend yoghurt, mango pieces (and sugar) in a blender. Taste before adding more sugar…adjust sugar to your liking. Add cardamom powder and blend again.

 

To adjust the consistency of the mango smoothie, you may add chilled water or crushed ice to it. Once nicely blended pour it into glasses and garnish with a pinch of freshly ground cardamom.

TIP – Serve it super chilled.

Now head for your favourite corner at home to enjoy the deliciousness in every sip… a hammock, and something interesting to read is my way of enjoying this summery bonanza!


Mango Smoothie
 
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A rich and creamy drink, good for a breakfast substitute or for evening hunger pangs.
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Recipe type: Drinks/Beverages
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 medium glasses
Ingredients
  • 2 medium size ripe mangoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • crushed ice or ice cubes as desired to adjust the consistency of the mango smoothie
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (Adjust to taste) or entirely optional if the mangoes are sweet.
  • add half a teaspoon of coarsely ground cardamom powder per glass while blending (when serving, add another pinch as garnishing)
Instructions
  1. Blend yoghurt, mango pieces (and sugar) in a blender.
  2. Taste before adding more sugar...adjust sugar to your liking.
  3. Add cardamom powder and blend again.
  4. Adjust the consistency of the mango smoothie by adding chilled water or crushed ice.
  5. Once it is nice and smooth, pour it into glasses and garnish with a pinch of freshly ground cardamom.
  6. Serve it super chilled!

To try another of my Mango flavoured summer thirst quencher Click Here.

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