Mango Lassi Smoothie- No Added Sugar!
Ever notice how no added sugar recipes often use banana? My mango lassi smoothie offers a non-banana sweetening option for the banana haters out there!
- 1 c peeled and chopped Champagne mango (about 2 fresh mangoes, or use mango thawed from frozen to save time)
- 1 medium frozen banana, broken into chunks OR use 1.5 ounces of pureed (fresh) dates
- ⅔ c plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt (low-fat)
- ½ c milk, 2%
- ¼ t cardamom powder
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This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Calories given are for the banana version of the smoothie. The date version clocks in at 263 kcal per serving (i.e., no big difference between the two).
This is a relatively high-calorie beverage that is easy to consume quickly. As such, it is an excellent option for those with high energy needs that are having trouble eating enough. You can use whole milk dairy and add chopped pistachios for garnish to increase the calories even more.
For those with a fat loss goal, I would incorporate it into a small meal rather than have it as a snack. Another option is to make the smoothie into popsicles. This divides the recipe into smaller portions that must be eaten more slowly.