I’m just going to go ahead and brag and say that I make a damn good smoothie.
It’s not like smoothies are rocket science, but it is fairly easy to go wrong if you’re just indiscriminately adding handfuls of spinach willy nilly with your fruit.
Pro Tip – Brown smoothies are no fun no matter how much they still taste like strawberries.
But this, THIS smoothie was by far the best that I’ve ever made.
So good that I’ve deemed it the Ultimate Mango Lassi!
For those not familiar with the term Lassi, it’s a yogurt based drink popular in India. Mango is by far the most well known lassi flavor in the US, but apparently in India they have both sweet and savory lassis.
What sets this apart from other mango smoothies is the addition of cinnamon and cardamom. Just a tiny pinch of each totally changes the flavor into something warm and slightly exotic.
Here’s what you need:
Mangoes (fresh or frozen), Plain Greek Yogurt, Vanilla Almond Milk, Cinnamon, and Ground Cardamom.
I drink smoothies almost every day so I’ve added a few extras to help bump up the fiber, nutrients, and protein.
My go-to trio of smoothie extras is Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, and Flax Seed.
If you’re a regular smoothie enthusiast, I think it’s worth the extra money and effort to include some or all of these seeds in your smoothie. You’re getting 3 of the Superfoods here…all adding protein, fiber, and those important Omega-3 fatty acids we’re supposed to be eating.
The main reason I decided to go with this seed trio is that by adding it to my smoothies every day, I am getting enough protein so that the smoothie satisfies my hunger throughout the entire morning. If I eat just a fruit only smoothie, I’m starving an hour later.