A lassi is a traditional east Indian beverage. Mango is the traditional flavor, due to the fruit’s abundance in that country.
Of course, you can substitute whatever fruit you enjoy, fresh or frozen. Also, traditionally, a lassi is made with yogurt, but here Lissa has substituted tofu to make the recipe vegan. Since tofu is made from soybeans and soy is one of the most heavily genetically-modified crops in the United States, be sure to use ORGANIC tofu if you want to avoid GMOs in your diet.
The original recipe calls for:
- silken lite tofu
- almond milk
- substituted hemp milk for the almond milk, since I had a box on hand and open in the fridge.
- used less milk and added water
- added a teaspoon of psyllium husks for added fiber
- and of course, added 1 teaspoon pure calcium bentonite clay.
Good practice is for women to get 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily and for men, the number is even higher! Psyllium husks are a natural, tasteless way to add soluble fiber to your diet without added sugar. Metamucil is in fact psyllium husks with added sugar and dyes…yikes!
Clay can be taken on an empty stomach or with food. What works best is up to each individual. Many people that use clay for acid reflux, take it right before eating. Others believe it’s best for them to take it when the stomach is empty, where it travels through the guy unimpeded by food.
Here’s the complete ingredient list for one large or two small mango lassis:
- 3 ounces organic silken lite tofu
- 2 small yellow mangoes
- 1 cup hemp milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon stevia extract
- 1 teaspoon psyllium husks
- 1 teaspoon pure calcium bentonite clay (for internal use)
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
If using fresh fruit, and you want to make your smoothie cold, be sure to add a few ice cubes and blend for a bit longer to crush the ice completely.
We also created a video showing how to make this recipe as well.