Summer has already started…Curd and mangoes are the two major ingredients used during summer. Lets make a lassi out of mango. There are many kind of mango. All types are suited for lassi preparation.
Mango has varies health benefits.
Mangoes have been named the most widely consumed fruit in the world. Some of the possible health benefits of consuming mango include a decreased risk of macular degeneration, a decreased risk of colon cancer, improvement in digestion and bone health and even benefits for the skin and hair.
One cup of mangoes (225 gms ) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value. 105 calories . 76 % vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster). 25 % vitamin A (antioxidant and vision). 11 % vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention). 9 % healthy probiotic fibre 9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells). 7 % potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake). 4 % magnesium.
It is a seasonal fruit and is available throughout summer. It also prevents cancer, keeps the cholesterol level in check, cleanses the skin, alkalizes the body, promotes good eye sight, aids weight loss, strengthen immune system and helps in digestion. It is a rich source of iron.
Source for nutritional values of mangoes – http://healthimpactnews.com/
- Mangoes – 2 cups
- Curd – 1 cup
- Sugar – 3 tbsp
- Mint leaves (optional) – (3-4) leaves
- Ice cubes (optional) – As required
- In a mixer grinder add chopped mangoes, curd and sugar. Blend it well.
- Top it with ice cubes and mint leaves.
- Serve it chill.
- The taste of the mangoes will be different. Some mangoes are sweet whereas some mangoes are sour.
- Adjust the sugar as per the mangoes taste.
- If the curd is sour then sugar should be added to overcome the sourness.
- If we don’t want the consistency to be thick then little amount of water can be added.
- Powdered cardamon and milk can also be used if desired.