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Vegan Mango Lassi with Cardamom

Follow these step-by-step instructions for the Creamiest Vegan Mango Cardamom Lassi! It’s made with dairy-free vanilla yogurt, bright mango chunks, and zesty lime juice. Add some cardamom for a warming touch in this Indian-inspired beverage, and be sure pair with spicy food. Video included!

glass jar of vegan mango lassi on a table next to mango pieces

Note: This recipe is not authentic Indian cuisine, simply and inspired take on a cuisine I admire and enjoy learning about!

What is in a mango lassi?

  • Mango, fresh or frozen
  • Yogurt (I used Kite Hill Almond-based nondairy yogurt)
  • Unsweetened almond milk (or other nondairy milk of choice)
  • Ground cardamom
  • Salt
  • Lime juice
  • Maple syrup (optional)

How to Make a Vegan Mango Cardamom Lassi

If you’ve made any kind of smoothie before, you can make a mango lassi. You will need a blender, preferably something with high-speed settings. To make this recipe, combine mango, yogurt, milk, cardamom, and salt and blend until smooth. To ensure a creamy smoothie, start on a low blend setting and gradually increase speed as needed.

Then, add lime juice and blend once more. At this stage you will want to taste to see if you need to add maple syrup to sweeten. If you used frozen or underripe mango, this is likely.

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Can I make a mango lassi without yogurt?

Yes, you can make a mango lassi without yogurt. Yogurt helps keep the smoothly creamy and filling. To replicate this, I recommend adding one half of a frozen banana (which will also add sweetness) or 1/4 of cup of coconut milk (which will add richness). Frozen cauliflower can also be useful in place of ice to thicken, and you cannot taste it.

I hope you enjoy this vegan mango lassi recipe! For more fruit smoothie drinks, try one of these next:

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glass jar of vegan mango lassi on a table next to mango pieces

Vegan Mango Cardamom Lassi


  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 lassi 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Follow these step-by-step instructions for the Creamiest Mango Lassi recipe! It’s totally vegan with dairy-free vanilla yogurt, bright mango chunks, and zesty lime juice. Add some cardamom for a warming touch in this Indian-inspired beverage, and be sure pair with spicy food.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup mango, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup nondairy vanilla yogurt (I used Kite Hill Almond- based)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or other nondairy milk of choice
  • 1/21 tsp ground cardamom* depending on personal preference
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 TBS maple syrup, optional

Instructions

  1. In a high speed blender, combine mango, yogurt, milk, cardamom, and salt. Blend to combine
  2. Add lime juice and blend once more. Taste and see if it’s sweet enough for your liking, adding maple syrup as needed.

Notes

* Substitute for ground cinnamon, if desired.

**Frozen mango tends to be less flavorful as it’s sometimes picked when less ripe, so I like to add the maple syrup.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Indian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 recipe
  • Calories: 345 calories
  • Sugar: 36 grams
  • Sodium: 341 milligrams
  • Fat: 13.2 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11.8 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 49.2 grams
  • Fiber: 8.3 grams
  • Protein: 14 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: mango, lassi, drink, indian, smoothie

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Follow these step-by-step instructions for the Creamiest Mango Lassi recipe! It's totally vegan with dairy-free vanilla yogurt, bright mango chunks, and zesty lime juice. Add some cardamom for a warming touch in this Indian-inspired beverage, and be sure pair with spicy food. 

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About the Author

Hi, I'm Emily! Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets. My recipes focus on entertaining-style cuisine, perfect for celebrating all of life's little moments!

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