This mango lassi bowl makes a healthy & refreshing breakfast and takes minutes to prepare. It can easily be made plant based/dairy free too.
Mango lassi is traditionally a cooling and refreshing drink. I really struggle to drink anything resembling a smoothie though. However, if made slightly thicker and eaten with a spoon, I can enjoy it! So that was how this mango lassi recipe in bowl form came about.
The recipe for this mango lassi bowl could not be more simple:
Blend mango, yogurt, ice cubes, a pinch of spices and a squeeze of lime until smooth.
You can make it even simpler by just blending the mango with yogurt and a pinch of cinnamon if you are after a really quick breakfast! If you are after an easy vegan breakfast then it can easily be adapted by using dairy free yogurt and milk.
I also love making it for a snack, especially in the summer months, as a healthier alternative to ice cream.
The sweetener is optional, and I would suggest/urge you look for ripe sweet mangoes and then you shouldn’t need any sweetener. Blend the lassi and have a taste before adding the maple syrup or honey.
The spices are also optional but I love cinnamon, and it is loaded with powerful antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, so is an especially wonderful ingredient if you are following an anti-inflammatory diet.
Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory and can help digestive disorders. It also gives things a wonderful colour, and so heightens the yellow of this lassi (which is especially good if you have happened to have picked a pale mango, which I have done on occasions).
Make this Mango Lassi into a drink
Just add a little water or milk of choice to thin it.
Serving Ideas for the Mango Lassi Bowl
Top with slices of mango and a couple of fresh mint leaves
If you want to add a little crunch, add some granola (this plant based recipe for healthy granola goes very well).
Sprinkle over some seeds – chia, or linseeds
Add a spoonful of activated buckwheat groats (the picture above has buckwheat groats and chia seeds)
Make it your Mango Lassi Bowl:
Dairy free: use a dairy free yogurt and milk/water to thin
Vegan/plant based: use dairy free yogurt, thin with dairy free milk or water & sweeten with maple syrup, if needed.
3 ingredients: mango, yogurt and a pinch of cinnamon makes a delicious bowl.
Don’t like cinnamon: add a pinch of cardamom
If you are looking for more easy & healthy breakfast ideas why not have a look at my Raspberry Pear Bircher (which you can easily make vegan/plant based), this plant based oil free Healthy Granola, or these easy Granola Cups
Mango Lassi Bowl
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 Mango
- ¼ c /55g plain yogurt - dairy or dairy free
- Small pinch cinnamon
- Small pinch turmeric
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup – or honey optional
- Squeeze fresh Lime juice
- Roughly bash the ice cubes by placing them in a tea towel, folding the towel over and then bashing with a rolling pin.
- Place them along with the mango, yogurt, spices and maple syrup or honey if using then blend until smooth.
- Add a little splash of water or milk if it’s too thick – you want it to just hold its shape.
- Stir in the lime juice, pour into 2 bowls and serve.
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