We ordered mangoes through bountifulbaskets.org last week. Today we made Mango Lassi, an east Indian yogurt drink. It made a very yummy breakfast accompaniment, but it would be a refreshing afternoon snack too.
Here's the recipe, slightly adapted from Emeril's There's a Chef in My World cookbook.
1 1/2 cups vanilla or plain yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons rose water (available at international markets)
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup ice cubes
3/4 cup orange juice (I used the juice of three oranges)
a sprinkle of cardamom or cinnamon
2 mangoes, peeled and diced
Blend all the ingredients in a blender for 2 or 3 minutes. Serve immediately.
This made about five cups. One cup has approximately 144 calories.
You could skip the rosewater if you can't find it, but it is worth seeking out.
Emeril suggests you try this with other soft fruits like strawberries, peaches or blueberries. I think my kids would enjoy this with a banana added. My husband took his yogurt drink to go, adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder.