Sweet Mango Lassi.

250 Calories.

The original smoothie dating back around 3,000 years … and my all-time favourite!

  • 1 medium to large ripe mango
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or 1 heaped)
  • ¼ cup iced water

Lassis have been made in India for well over 3,000 years. There are many different versions – but this is one of the classics.

Make sure you use a ripe mango. The riper the better – even if it’s gone slightly over-the-top. Just cut out any bad bits.

Skin and de-stone the mango, add a little yogurt and water, then a good dollop of honey (depending on taste) and you’re done.

The result is pure heaven: sweet, thick and creamy, velvety smooth and rich in mangoy flavour. This has to be the best smoothie of all time!

If you ever doubt that paradise is available here on earth – here it is.