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 go to school — and it brought back so many memories! I used to look forward to going to Indian restaurants because I always got that popular, (super) sweet and creamy Mango Lassi.

Healthy Mango Lassi Recipe - Desserts with Benefits

I was thinking about it yesterday and decided to make my own version…  but with a little hint of veg…  a Spinach Mango Lassi!

Healthy Mango Lassi Recipe - Desserts with Benefits

And trust me.  It’s delicious.  You don’t taste the spinach at all!

Healthy Spinach Mango Lassi

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Healthy Spinach Mango Lassi

Ingredients

  • 2 large Mangos, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup Organic Baby Spinach
  • 5-7 Ice Cubes
  • Optional:
  • 1-2 tbs Honey
  • pinch of Cardamom

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until completely smooth.
  2. Add honey and cardamom to taste.

Notes

This recipe is: fat free, gluten free, high fiber, high protein!

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, DIY, Drinks, Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Honey, Mango, Single-Serving, Spinach, Sugar-Free, 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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