If today’s sweltering 45 degrees celsius is anything to go by, it looks like we’re in for a long, hot summer. After a day spent languishing in the heat, this post is short, to the point and sweet. The ideal way to beat a searingly hot day? A refreshing and cooling mango buttermilk lassi. A popular, well loved beverage of the Indian sub continent.
Thick, tangy and delicious, this version uses buttermilk in place of yoghurt keeping the calorie count down without any sacrifice in flavour. At just 106 calories per serve, this exotic smoothie is sure to become a firm summer fast day favourite.
Cooling Mango Buttermilk Lassi
Serves 2 (106 calories per serve)
1 mango, peeled, pitted and chopped (135 calories)
1/2 cup cultured buttermilk (50 calories)
1 teaspoon honey (20 calories)
1 teaspoon lemon juice (1 calorie)
a pinch of finely grated lemon zest (1 calorie)
a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (2 calories)
a pinch of ground cumin (2 calories )
1/3 cup crushed ice
PLACE all ingredients into a high powered blender and process until completely smooth and creamy. Serve.