Mango Lassi popsicles

Updated: Sep 11, 2020


Our love affair with mangoes in the summers is undeniable! It's likely the most commonly consumed fruit in India! When you combine refreshing, naturally sweet mangoes with the real ingredients, like a protein-rich Greek yogurt, it makes a wholesome treat! It's such a no-fuss, no-mess, kid-friendly recipe that it makes a favorite, non-guilty, dessert!


Greek yogurt in popsicles is a great way to add that extra protein to your diet, with the kick of tartness and creamy texture! I've picked a low carb greek yogurt called Two-good, but you could go with the one of your choice or what's available. Fage is another great brand for healthier lower sugar options.


Mangoes are naturally rich in natural sweetness so if you are one of those who don't care for an intensely sweet taste, add half the sugar and more cardamom pods, and you'll still enjoy the flavorful treat!


Mangoes are rich in antioxidant, zeaxanthin, which is known for eye health and beta carotene which is known for skin health.

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Monk fruit sweetener and Stevia are non-nutritive, FDA approved, safe sweeteners, unlike some older ones. They have Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredients. This means that the products contain very few calories, have a low glycemic index, and are plant-based. Always check the package for sweetener to sugar-conversion ratio.


So, let's jump to the recipe!

RECIPE:


Gluten-free

Nut-free

Egg-free

Vegan: use non-dairy yogurt like almond milk yogurt/ greek yogurt alternative/ plain Cashewgurt

Soy-free

LOW-Carb

KETO: use sweetener instead of sugar


Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: none

Freeze time: 6-8 hours

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • mango chunks, frozen or fresh, 4 cups

  • plain greek yogurt, 1 cup

  • monk fruit sweetener, 1 tbsp OR sugar, 2 Tbsp

  • cardamom powder, 1 tsp



Instructions:

  1. Thaw the mango pieces on the countertop for 15-20 minutes or so, till softened.

  2. Pound the cardamom pods and save and crush the seeds from its shell, discard the shells.

  3. Toss everything together in a blender with sweetener or sugar, blend for 30-40 seconds.

  4. Pour it in popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.

  5. When ready, run the mold under hot water from the tap to loosen them, and enjoy!









Did you try this recipe? I would so much love to hear your variation of this recipe! :)


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