Saffron Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi with Saffron

Saffron Mango Lassi! Yeah, it is delicious and more than half of Indians are obsessed with them. I am not kidding! In the Indian subcontinent  “Lassi” refers to any yogurt based drink.

This warm weather sets the stage for the perfect drink – the saffron mango lassi. Saffron mango lassis are refreshingly fruity and creamy.  While there are so many ways to make a lassi, including salty and sweet, fruity and non-fruity, the mango lassi will always be my absolute favourite.

SERVES PREPARATION SKILL LEVEL
3-4 cups5 minutesEASY

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 mangoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup of plain yogourt
  • 3-4 saffron threads
  • sugar to taste
  • mint and saffron to garnish

METHOD

  1. Combine the mango chunks into the blender and puree until it becomes mango pulp.
  2. Add in the yogurt and saffron threads and blend for another minute.
  3. Add sugar to taste.
  4. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint leaves and saffron threads. Enjoy!

NOTE

  • If you can’t find fresh mangoes, you can use frozen mango cubes. But I won’t suggest canned mango puree as they have a lot of sugar added to it.
  • This Lassi stays fresh in fridge for up to 2 days.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Mangos are packed with immune-boosting, skin-beautifying, and brain-enhancing vitamin C, which is also vital to enable your body to absorb iron, deficiency of which is a common cause of low energy.

They’re abundant in beta-carotene, which is converted by your body to vitamin A and so critical for vision – all the more vital if you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen – and also benefits your skin and immunity.

Mangos help your body to digest protein more effectively thanks to their high enzyme content, and protect your body against cancer due to their antioxidant compounds.

The trace minerals of copper and potassium, vitamin E, and a little magnesium too, add to the healthy properties. Those delicious fruits are also wonderful for clearing the skin and contain 25 different carotenoids to make your body sing.

Mango’s can even be used externally to reap beautifying skin benefit.