Mango Lassi with Coconut and Turmeric Recipe

Talia Chai

Mango Lassi with Coconut and Turmeric Recipe

I was at the market last week and couldn’t help but notice these beautiful, yellow-orange, perfectly ripe mangoes. They caught my attention and cravings ensued! I couldn’t wait to get them in the kitchen and whip something juicy up. Enter this mango lassi. Now, normally mango lassis have yogurt in them to provide some added creaminess and tartness. Instead, I chose to make mine vegan and use coconut milk instead. Plus, I think the coconut flavor compliments the mango really nicely.

In this recipe, I used fresh turmeric root instead of dried. If you’ve never had/seen fresh turmeric before, it looks like a smaller, more orange cousin of fresh ginger root. The peel looks a little dull but once you remove the peel you expose the vibrant, orange stunning color of the fresh turmeric. Beware, it will temporarily stain your hands! Fresh turmeric has a more subtle, floral flavor than dried turmeric. It also tastes a little less bitter. I love adding it to smoothies and juices whenever I find it in the market. If you can’t find fresh, simply substitute for dried.

This vegan mango lassi recipe is the perfect light breakfast smoothie, or a nice cooling dessert for a warm summer night. Enjoy!

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Mango Lassi with Coconut and Turmeric

Dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free, vegan optional

Serves 2 / Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 very ripe mango, peeled and roughly chopped (I like Ataulfo mangoes)

  • 1 2-inch knob of fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced (or 1 teaspoon dried turmeric)

  • 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk from a can

  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey*

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds

  • 14 ice cubes

  • 1 crack black pepper

  • small pinch sea salt

  • 2 sprigs fresh mint for garnish

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Instructions: 

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.

  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.

  3. Pour into 2 glasses and add a sprig of mint.

  4. Enjoy!

Notes: *Sub honey for maple syrup or coconut nectar as a vegan alternative

Mango Lassi with Coconut and Turmeric Flavor-profile:

  • Texture: creamy, thick, smooth, frosty

  • Flavor: peppery, spicy, fragrant, fruity, sweet, floral

  • Color: golden yellow, bright orange yellow with little black flecks from black pepper and cardamom

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Talia is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Clean Foods Chef, Cookbook Author and Yoga Instructor. Talia’s approach to wellness focuses on helping you tap into your unique intuition as you embrace imperfections to facilitate growth and become the best version of you, possible. You can follow her on Instagram .For more dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free recipes, check out Talia’s cookbook, Clean Eating here .Warning - recipes are designed to make you feel extra fabulous, bursting with energy and super glowing skin!
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