Last week I returned home from my 6 week trip to India. Oh man I love that place…..
India is everything. It’s big, filthy, crowded, frustrating, scary, bizarre, colorful, exciting, fun, friendly and the experience of a lifetime.
But it isn’t for everyone. At times it can be excruciatingly difficult to navigate and it’s all too easy to make mistakes.
Once you get the hang of it though, it could be one of the most incredible places you’ll ever visit.
The thing I loved the most about India is that it challenged me more so than any other place I have been to. India forced me to grow as a person, to evaluate myself and my life, and to push myself out of comfort zone. Honestly I can’t wait to go back!
For now though let me just share few recipes with you starting with Lassi.
The mango lassi drink is a cross between a smoothie and a milk shake and is smooth, creamy, and absolutely heavenly! This drink is such a refreshing drink to have on a hot summer day. Traditionally its made with yogurt as the base however we put a vegan spin on in and the result ?….. Delicious 🙂
- 2 large fresh mango – cut into chunks
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp garam masala spice
- 4 pitted date
- 4 cubes of ice
- cinnamon and coconut for garnish
Blend all ingredients together in a blender till smooth. Add extra coconut milk as needed to obtain the desired consistency. Garnish with cinnamon and coconut.