Mango Banana Lassi is very refreshing, soothing, cooling, thick and creamy breakfast recipe. You only need 5 ingredients and a blender to make this quick and delicious breakfast. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
What Is Mango Lassi?
I first heard of Lassi ( pronounced La'See ), an Indian yogurt drink, from my friend Lucy, who went to India backpacking few years and after her return was quite obsessed with lassi (think breakfast, lunch and even dinner sometimes).
Apparently in India you can buy it at a roadside cafe, in a restaurant and hotels, but people also make it at home, especially when it is a very hot summer day.
They drink it along with their spicy hot curries as it helps the body with digestion and to cool down. There is also salty Lassi which is made with cumin seeds, mint, ginger or even chilli and coriander.
The traditional process involves churning the yogurt with water and then removing the fat, but we are going to make a simple version by using your favourite white yogurt and a couple of other delicious ingredients.
What Does Mango Banana Lassi Taste Like?
This mango banana lassi tastes amazing. Really fresh, creamy and slightly piney thanks to the cardamon. The texture is a bit like a smoothie but thicker.
Ingredients for Mango Banana Lassi
This recipe makes 2 glasses, but it can easily be doubled if you have a larger group or want more.
- Mango - Frozen please to keep it deliciously creamy and refreshing
- Yoghurt - This one is down to you. I used Greek Soya, but coconut or almond are also fantastic options
- Cardamon Pods - You need the seeds only, so make sure the seeds are removed from the pods
- Banana - Nice and ripe, the riper the better
- Water - Cold to keep it fresh and clean
How Do You Make Mango Banana Lassi
It's so easy, just follow these steps...
STEP 1: Put all the ingredients in a blender
STEP 2: Blend for 1 minute or until smooth
STEP 3: Divide between 2 glasses, top with extra mango and serve straight away
Tips for Making this Recipe
Making Tips - If your lassi seems too thick, add an additional ¼ cup of water. If it's too thin, add 1 tablespoon of yoghurt or few more pieces of frozen mango to thicken it.
Banana Alternative: If you don't like banana, add more frozen mango instead.
Special Ingredients - Cardamon pods can be found in any supermarket in the spice section.
Recommended Tools - You only need a good blender or a food processor
Storing Tips - You can store this recipe in the fridge for a day or so, but it tastes the best when served straight away.
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Mango and banana lassi
- 250g frozen mango
- ½ banana, ripe
- ½ cup white yogurt
- 150ml water , cold
- 2 cardamon pods, seeds removed
- Put all the ingredients in a blender
- Blend for 1 minute or until smooth
- Divide between 2 glasses, top with extra mango and serve straight away
- If you prefer it a bit more sweeter you can add maple syrup
If your lassi seems too thick, add an additional ¼ cup of water. If it's too thin, add 1 tablespoon of yoghurt or few more pieces of frozen mango to thicken it.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Hi, will you please send details of metric weights to help convert from the American system used of cups. Thank you
Hello Heulwen, I use normal coffee mug:-) Hedi xxx
Love mango Lassi 😀 It really does help when having it with a curry 😛 so cooling and thirst quenching. I like that you turned it into a breakfast by adding banana and oats. Gorgeous! 🙂
Thank you Nadia, to be honest I could have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it so refreshing, light yet creamy Hedi xx
Used a combo of vanilla and plain Greek yogurt and didn t feel the need for the sugar for our tastes, so I omitted it. A lassi is very similar to a smoothie, and I must admit that I love them. But when you don't have good fresh mangos or can't find mango puree, why not try a banana lassi?
Hello Toney, if you have a very ripe mango no need for sugar or anything. Sometimes in UK the mangos are not ripe enough, so you have to add touch of sweetener, but I personally dont. Banana lassi sounds heavenly, will try! Hedi xxx