mango, mint + lime lassi recipe

mango, mint + lime lassi

The tooth-fairy nearly forgot to come the other night. It was Ada’s fourth tooth to fall out so she knows the drill by now. I stumbled in to bed just before midnight, after a busy day of cooking/writing/editing photos. I was rudely awoken about an hour later by a little tap-tap on the shoulder from a small child. “Mum, the tooth-fairy hasn’t come yet!?”.
Oh crap.
As I sent her back to bed assuring her the tooth-fairy must just be running late tonight, I made a mental note to dust of my wings and deliver the goods should I wake anytime between now and day-break. Lucky for me somewhere in that tired and very overloaded brain of mine someone was listening and about an hour later I sat bolt upright in the bed, snuck into Si’s wallet, retrieved a little gold coin and swapped it for the tooth.
The things us parents do I tell ya.

fresh mangoes from our trees
Mango tree
mango tree

Life has been all go around here since the kids started back at school (week two and Kye’s still loving it, long may this last!). My days are a blur of food shopping, cooking, photographing, editing and writing. I’m trying my hardest to catch up on all the work that should have, but didn’t get done over the summer holidays, before we pack our bags and head back home to NZ in a couple of weeks time! It’s been nearly two years since we all stood on New Zealand soil and I’m bursting with excitement to see my family and friends.
mango, mint + lime lassi

I have a couple of AMAZING food blogger friends who have said yes to helping me out while I’m away with a couple of new recipes on here, which I’m super excited about. But between now and then, please don’t be alarmed if you don’t hear much from me. I’ll be sweating it out in the kitchen somewhere covered in cocoa and flour. Exactly where I love to be. xx

mango, mint + lime lassi
mango, mint + lime lassi
If you don’t have limes, just use the juice of 1 small lemon instead. I don’t sweeten my lassi, but should you want to, add a little honey or brown rice syrup to taste. Any leftovers are great poured into popsicle moulds and frozen overnight for a frozen treat. 
Serves 4

1 1/2 cups (375ml) plain yoghurt
2 medium mangoes, peeled and flesh cut off the pip
1 cup ice
1/2 cup (125ml) fresh orange juice (from around 1 large orange)
the juice of 2 limes
a small handful fresh mint leaves
honey or brown rice syrup, to taste, optional
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.
Slightly inspired by a recipe in The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte.

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  • The InTolerant Chef
    February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

    How nice and refreshing indeed! I have a heap of mango in the freezer from super cheap market buys- perfect.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday sweetie!

    • emma
      February 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks love! I'm sure we will πŸ™‚

  • leaf (the indolent cook)
    February 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Love the pretty pale orange colour with green flecks! It looks so smooth and refreshing.

    • emma
      February 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      It was perfect for the ridiculously hot days we've been having!

  • Blandine
    February 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Emm, what a lovely recipe and beautiful pictures. I really like the new look of the blog too. Hope you have a fab time in NZ xx

    • emma
      February 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks Blandine, I'm really happy with the new look too πŸ™‚

  • erin @ yummy supper
    February 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Emma, I'm so glad all is well with the school transition. And yes your blog is looking absolutely gorgeous, as are your photos!
    Have a wonderful time in NZ.

    • emma
      February 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks Erin, that means a lot coming from you! xx

  • Shannalee Mallon
    February 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    When I opened the SK cookbook, this was the first recipe I tried — so good! : )

    • emma
      February 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      I've been making this mango lassi for years but was inspired by Sarah's addition of the mint, it's lovely eh xx

  • london bakes
    February 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I know I've said it before but your posts are like a ray of sunshine. Have a wonderful time back home : )

    • emma
      February 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks Kathryn, will do πŸ™‚ xx

  • Rach
    February 15, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Wishing we had such beautiful mangos here in Christchurch! Thanks for your birthday cake advice too, in the end I did go for the chocolate version:

    Rach πŸ™‚

    • emma
      February 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      It's looks great Rach! xx

  • Natalie G
    February 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I LOVE Mango lassi! With mint and lime sounds so refreshing!

  • jacquie
    February 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    The blog is absoulutly stunning Emm,a calm and peaceful place to hide in for a while:)loving it

    • emma
      February 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks Jacquie! Love to you and your family xx

  • This American Bite
    February 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Yum! Have you ever tried this with a dairy-free yogurt, perhaps coconut yogurt? I'd love to make a batch and I am sure it would be wonderful.

    • emma
      February 22, 2013 at 4:07 am

      To be honest I haven't even tried coconut yoghurt yet! Mad I know. I'm sure it would be lovely in this, I'd avoid soy-based dairy-free yoghurts though…

  • sara forte
    February 25, 2013 at 5:37 am

    yours looks so lovely. I haven't had one in awhile, thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚