Just a few nights ago, my family and I went to an Indian restaurant — I probably haven’t gone to one in over a year because Indian cuisine barely exists where I went to school–and it brought back so many memories! I used to look forward to going to Indian restaurants because of their popular, sweet and creamy Mango Lassi drink.

Healthy Mango Lassi Recipe - Desserts with Benefits

I was thinking about the drink yesterday and decided to make my own version…  a Spinach Mango Lassi!

Healthy Mango Lassi Recipe - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Spinach Mango Lassi

Yield: 2 servings

Healthy Spinach Mango Lassi

Ingredients

  • 2 large Mangos
  • 1 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt (vegans, use soy/coconut/almond yogurt)
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach
  • 5-7 Ice Cubes
  • Optional:
  • 1-2 tbs Honey (vegans, use agave)
  • pinch of Cardamom

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender (in the order of the recipe, so chops mangos first etc...) and liquify until spinach is broken up as pictured above (add honey and stevia to taste)

Notes

This recipe is: fat free, vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/spinach-mango-lassi/

Healthy Mango Lassi Recipe - Desserts with Benefits
Healthy Mango Lassi Recipe - Desserts with Benefits

This is a super thick smoothie, I ate part of it with a spoon! But, if you are the type of person who likes more liquidy drinks, feel free to add 100% mango nectar (no added sugar) or even applesauce. To lower the glycemic index, try adding coconut milk   :)

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Agave, Drinks, Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, Honey, Mango, Single-Serving, Spinach, Vegan, Yogurt

Comments (7)

  1. R.C.: July 19, 2011

    These look refreshing! Do you use clover honey, or another type? By the way, if you don’t mind, I put your blog as one of my favorites in the ‘links’ section of my blog. ^_^ Thank you for being such an inspiration!

    My blog is: heathysimpledelicious.tumblr.com

  2. Jessica: July 19, 2011

    RC,
    I use grade A clover honey now because it’s cheaper than the types I used to buy :( although it is easier to work with and a lot sweeter. Thank you! I don’t mind. I tried going to your blog but it said “page not found.” I would love to follow you though :)
    -Jess

  3. R.C.: July 20, 2011

    Haha I feel you, broke college students for the win! And I believe I left out the L on my link bahaha
    http://healthysimpledelicious.tumblr.com/

    That should work! I’ve got a facebook page and everything going for it! SO EXCITING!

  4. purabi naha: July 23, 2011

    This is an amazing idea. We in India are a fan of mango lassi, but this twist is really making me salute your creativity.

  5. Anonymous: July 26, 2011

    The recipe looks delicious.
    Just a heads up.
    Raw Spinach is a nutritional blocker. Raw Spinach contains Oxalic acid which binds with Calcium and Iron making them insoluble. Which renders the raw Spinach non-nutritious. The Oxalic acid will also render the calcium and iron from the yogurt inert.
    cooking or steaming the Spinach will break it down and makes it nutritious.

  6. Jessica: July 26, 2011

    Anonymous,
    Wow, I did not know that… I’m learning nutrition facts even when I’m out of school for summer :) Thanks!
    -Jess

  7. Pauline: October 16, 2011

    I wish I had a blender to make all your creamy looking, yummy green drinks :’(

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