I have to confess something. When I first heard that the next round of Let’s Lunch, was a liquid lunch, I immediately thought of martinis, even though the liquid lunch was to support Karen, as she goes in for her cancer surgery. I figured, Karen, may love a Martini right about then, as well. I had planned to lay out a few dozen glasses, some good vodka, lemons, limes, and olives to invite the Let’s Lunch crew over for a little liquid lunch. Then I remembered a refreshing and filling Mango Lassi I had recently.
Time took off from my life the past couple of weeks, and I did not get to my martini infused lunch. Right now we are heading home after a client event earlier in the day; we are hungry. What to have for lunch became the conversation in the car. While pondering that thought, I kept thinking about these gorgeous mangos that I grabbed on sale. Lunch, mangos, hungry! Smoothie. Mango Lassi.
We both love mango lassies but have never made them at home; it is usually a treat to be enjoyed over Indian dinner out. We made a quick detour on the way home to grab some yogurt, and then headed home. Making this lassi was like the blind leading the blind; no recipe, no idea, just our taste-buds. We tossed some mangos, plain yogurt, left-over coconut milk, cardamon, and Kaffir lime simple syrup into the blender; a couple of quick whirls of the blender and we had a thick cognition. It was sweet, creamy, and heavenly scented with the coconut milk and cardamon. Not only was it a filling liquid lunch, but a tropical one, as well. Perfect!
Karen, I hope you are feeling better this week; resting, and enjoying all of these delicious liquid lunches we have sent you. xo
2 mangos, peeled and sliced
1 cup plain yogurt, whole milk
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons simple syrup (am sure honey or agave would work)
1 teaspoon cardamon
Put everything into a blender, cover with the top; blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour into a glass.
Be sure to see what other #LetsLunch folks are slurping up this month.