I have to confess something. When I first heard that the next round of “Let’s Lunch”, was a liquid lunch, I instantly thought “Martini”, even though the liquid lunch was to help support Karen, as she goes in for her cancer surgery. Then, I figured, Karen, may just 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 and invite the Let’s Lunch crew over (virtually, that is) for a little liquid lunch. Then I remembered a refreshing and filling Mango Lassi I had recently.
Time took over my life the past couple of weeks, and I did not get to my martini infused lunch. Today, we were heading home after a webcast we did, earlier in the day; we were hungry. What to have for lunch became the conversation in the car. While pondering that thought, I kept thinking about these gorgeous mangos that were on sale at Whole Foods. 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 an Indian dinner out. We made a quick detour on the way home, grabbed mangos, and yogurt, and headed home. Making this lassi was like the blind leading the blind; no recipe, no idea, just taste-buds. We tossed some mangos, plain yogurt, left-over coconut milk, cardamon, and Kaffir lime simple syrup into the blender; a couple 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.