Passion fruit mango and mint lassi

Sunday, April 5, 2015

I haven’t been out in the garden for a few weeks and was really surprised at how well the herbs and passion fruit vines are doing.  The mint has overgrown the garden box even though we’re only a few weeks into spring.  The passion fruit vines made it through winter with lots of fruits ready to be picked, over 10 pounds to be exact!  We made lots of drinks and smoothies using mint and passion fruit. 

Passion fruit, mango, and mint lassi is one of our favorite smoothies.  Lassi is a popular yogurt-based drink from India and Pakistan.  It can either be savory or sweet, but we prefer the latter.  This lassi is incredibly refreshing, especially during a hot day.  Both the passion fruit and mint give this sweet drink a kick and it totally hits the spot when you’re craving for something sweet.  We’ll often whip up this lassi as a way to end a heavy meal instead of indulging in sugary desserts.

Passion fruit mango and mint lassi
2 cups of Champagne mangos, flesh only
2-3 passion fruits, pulp only (reserve seeds for serving)
¼ cup of yogurt
¼ cup of coconut milk
6 mint leaves
a handful of ice cubes
1 tbsp honey (optional)

1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Taste for sweetness and add honey if needed.  Divide between two glasses.  Add the passion fruit seeds on top and serve immediately.

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