It’s been a little gloomy and overcast here in the Bay Area, so this morning I decided to combat the weather with a creamy tropical smoothie. I didn’t intend for it to come out tasting so much like a coconut infused mango lassi, but hey I guess when you put mangos and yogurt together in a drink it’s hard not to get something similar to the most famous mango/yogurt drink of all time. Fortunately, mango lassis are delicious, and I was pretty satisfied with this protein rich breakfast.
I used a healthy dose of coconut water instead of regular water to add some electrolytes and coconut flavor to the smoothie. With a dash of shredded coconut, this drink had a perfect hint of the tropics. I didn’t use any sweeteners because I like the tangy tart of the yogurt and mango, plus the vanilla Greek yogurt already had some sweetness to it. If you want to add a little stevia or honey to sweeten the pot, go for it!
- ¾ cup frozen mango chunks
- ½ cup vanilla nonfat greek yogurt (any yogurt will work, but I like Greek for the added protein)
- ½ mango coconut water (I used Zico, but regular coconut water would be fine)
- 2 TB shredded coconut
- Optional: stevia or honey to taste
- Blend & enjoy!