Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Cooling Mango Buttermilk Lassi.

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.

Mango Buttermilk Lassi

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.

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3 Responses to Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Cooling Mango Buttermilk Lassi.

  1. Vinny Grette says:

    Sounds really good!!! Although is cultured buttermilk what you get when you buy buttermilk at the grocery store? Somehow ours doesn’t look that creamy… or maybe the mango thickens it up. Yikes – 45 degrees sound horrendous! Climate warming indeed, as we anticipate plus 15 tomorrow heading into the (so-called) chill of winter.

    • I used regular grocery store buttermilk – I think ‘cultured’ is just a marketing term that denotes the milk has been soured. The mango definitely thickens the lassi and makes it creamy.I also made a peach and passionfruit version for one of my mango loathing daughters and whilst delicious it wasn’t nearly as thick.

  2. annaethain says:

    45 degrees? And l though 36 was hot! This lassi looks delicious – mango is in season at the moment for us! 🙂

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