Written by: Jen Cox - AdvDip NAT + WHM. @keeperandkin
I know I was physically *there* when they were born, but if one thing could make me doubt the parentage of my two boys it would be this: the don’t like Indian food - something I am OBSESSED with. Or I should say, they don’t like it as yet, the old wear ‘em down technique is my go-to for situations like this. Fortunately the beverage front is AOK so while plain rice and raita will be pushed around their plate for hours, a Mango Lassi may as well be injected directly into their veins. They’re all about it. We’re a fairly dairy intolerant family, so to keep the bathroom line short and the Indian food vibes strong, this dairy free version is on high rotation in our household.
This lassi is:
// Vegan friendly and dairy free
// break out the hawaiian shirt levels refreshing and tropical
// full of anti-inflammatory herbs for immune and digestive health
// loaded with prebiotic fuel for your gut microbiome.
As I (arguably) have 2 hungry boys, this recipe serves 2 people.
To make, you’ll need:
1.5 cups or around 200g of frozen mango chunks.
2 cups of coconut milk (or other plant based milk of choice)
½ tspn each of ground turmeric, cardamom and cinnamon
2 tspn of maple or honey
1 heaped teaspoon of PONO Coconut Plus
Step 1: add your mango, milk of choice, spices and sweetener to a high speed blender and blitz that baby till smooth. Around 1 minute.
Step 2: reduce the speed to low and add in your probiotics, stirring just until combined. Then pour into glasses and enjoy!
PRO TIP: You can give this recipe a twist and make it even more gut nourishing by adding chia seeds for a pudding - soak chia in your smoothie overnight and top with extra mango pieces and some macadamias to serve.
I also use this smoothie mix to make popsicles in summer.