Classy Lassi (Vegan Mango Chai Lassi)


One of my favourite little sandwich shops in Montreal, the Green Panther, makes this undeniably addictive smoothie called a Mango Chai Lassi. 

They blend tangy mangoes with coconut milk and chai spices, sweetening the whole thing with dates, for a creamy, dreamy mango experience. The addition of chai spices take an otherwise summery drink and turn it into something robust enough for a nippy winter morning. Inspired by this, as well as by my brand new toy (my Vitamix pro 350 blender), I decided to test out m own take on this newly found fave. 

Vegan Mango Chai Lassi
Inspired by Green Panther, Montreal

what you'll need
1 cup fresh or frozen mangoes, cubed
1 cup soy or almond or coconut milk
1/2 cup mango (or other tropical) juice
4 pitted medjool dates
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp grated ginger (use fresh ginger if you like a little zing, or dried if you prefer a more mellow taste)

how to do it
Place all items in a blender. Blend until smooth. Stores well in the fridge for up to 3 days. 





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