Here in Colorado we’re rapidly entering the dog days of summer – and it’s hot, hot, HOT outside. And when the weather gets this warm, we love to cool off with a refreshing chilled beverage. That’s where this recipe comes in! Our Vegan Mango Lassi is a dairy-free spin on the traditional drink you know from your local Indian restaurant.
This recipe is a great alternative for those who are sensitive to dairy or vegan, since yogurt is the main ingredient in a traditional mango lassi. We like to use homemade coconut or cashew milk in ours, but you can use any non-dairy milk (think hemp, almond, or even macadamia nut).
This refreshing drink also packs some serious nutritional benefits. Mangos are a great source of prebiotic dietary fiber to keep your gut biome healthy and fed. This sweet tropical fruit is also an excellent source of vitamin C, good source of vitamins A and B6, high in antioxidants, and is a good source of potassium.
If you’re looking for a more festive drink, you can easily make our vegan mango lassi into a Conscious Cocktail by adding your favorite light, dark, or spiced rum for a tropical drink that brings the beach to your backyard.
We hope you enjoy this cooling, tropical beverage! Do you have a favorite summer recipe you’d like us to give a conscious makeover? Let us know in the comments below!
With love and vegan lassi,
Jo & Jules
Vegan Mango Lassi
Yield: 1 ½ cups
- ½ cup coconut or cashew milk
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 2 TB. raw cashews, soaked for up to 2 hours
- 1 ½ TB. lemon juice
- Pinch of sea salt
- Pinch of turmeric
In a high speed blender, blend cashew milk, mango, cashews, lemon juice, sea salt, and turmeric until creamy. Enjoy!
Tropical Rum Mango Cocktail
Yield: 1 cocktail
- 6 oz Vegan Mango Lassi
- 2 oz rum of choice
- Fresh mango, for garnish (optional)
In high-speed blender, combine lassi and rum by pulsing for a few seconds. Pour into chilled glass, and serve cold. Garnish with fresh slice of mango if desired.