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MANGO LASSI

This purely delicious mango lassi is what I love to enjoy for a quick and healthy breakfast after an early morning bike ride. I normally like to freeze the mango or other fruit I am using, so it’s icy cold and creamy when i’ve blended my lassi. This is also delicious topped with healthy chef granola or pistachio nuts that adds another dimension of flavour and texture that makes this the perfect high performance recovery food.

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

Fermented foods such as yoghurt contains probiotics which are live microorganisms (good bacteria) that help protect our immune and digestive system allowing the nutrients in our healthy food to be absorbed better into our blood stream. The word probiotic means pro-life; so where possible choose foods that are life giving to your health. Fresh fruit such as mango also work as prebiotics and help stimulate probiotic bacteria growth in the digestive system and help rebuild a healthy micro biome.

Ginger is a delicious spice that has been enjoyed around the world for thousands of years. It’s been scientifically shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric, which also gives it the distinct and vibrant yellow colouring. Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, detoxifying and gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. Turmeric is nutritional powerhouse, rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron.

 

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Serves 2)

1 mango –   chopped
1 cup (250 ml / 8  1/2   fl oz)  cultured yoghurt
1 tablespoon Organic Pea Protein or Pure Native WPI
1/2 cup (125 ml / 4 1/2 fl oz) fresh orange juice
1/2  teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
handful of ice to blend
1 teaspoon chia seeds and bee pollen (optional) for omega 3 and antioxidant benefits.
1 teaspoon Natural Immune Support

method

  1. Combine Ingredients into a high performance blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, lush and creamy.
  3. Garnish with a dusting of crushed pistachios and a little extra turmeric.
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I love to use 2 frozen bananas for this recipe.
Enjoy topped with healthy chef granola and fresh blueberry or pineapple for a purely delicious breakfast.

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