Mango Lassi

Mango is a nutrient and fibre rich fruit, and I’ve read, the most consumed fruit world-wide. Natural, full-fat yoghurt is a great source of protein and beneficial gut flora to support digestive and immune health. Turmeric is one powerful herb – it’s a wonderful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and a medicinal herb that benefits so many common health conditions; so I just love to include it in our diet wherever possible. Much of the current research on turmeric is focussed on its potential to prevent dementia and various cancers.
Cardamon is also a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb. It is very calming and healing to the digestive system and supports immune function. It has a very distinctive, almost floral taste that you’ll either love or hate!

Makes 4 small glasses

Ingredients
2 fresh mangos, peeled and flesh removed
1 cup of natural full-fat or unsweetened Greek yoghurt
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon ground cardamon
1 cup of ice
1 tablespoon of rose water (optional)

Method
In a powerful blender or food processor, puree the mango, yoghurt and spices until smooth.
Add the ice and puree again until it is crushed.
Serve immediately.

You can also freeze into popsicle moulds for a delicious ice-block.
You can sub the mango with frozen mango cheeks and omit the ice but also add ½ cup of water.

Serve
With chopped cashews or pistachios.

Variations
Dairy-free - sub the yoghurt for coconut yoghurt or cashew nut cream.
Chia pudding - add ¼ cup of chia and allow to soak to make this into a delicious chia pudding.

Mango Lassi