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Easy Mango Greek Yogurt Smoothie

This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Made with FAGE BestSelf Lactose-Free Greek Yogurt, ripe mangoes, a hint of cardamom, maple, and lime, this delicious mango yogurt smoothie is a sweet and tangy sip ~ akin to a mango lassi. It makes for a nutritious midday pick-me-up and even a refreshing after dinner treat.

Wholesome Mango Lassi With FAGE BestSelf Lactose Free Yogurt in a glass

When my dad was alive, there was an Indian Restaurant in Norcross, Georgia that we frequented. Just about every birthday celebration or holiday get-together drew us to this little place. 

They were always friendly. The items on their buffet were always delicious. And they had the best mango lassi I had tasted.

Ever so slightly tangy, invitingly sweet, lusciously creamy, and refreshingly cold, their mango lassi was high on my list of favorite drinks I have ever had.

If you are not familiar with a mango lassi, it is a drink made with yogurt or buttermilk and mangoes.

I was once informed that the mango lassi this restaurant served was made with a combination of canned sweetened mango pulp and mango nectar, along with milk and yogurt.

5 containers of FAGE BestSelf

As my gut has trouble with lactose-laden milk, my love for mango lassi needed to be railed in.

Combine that with the fact that that Indian restaurant closed their doors for good a few months after my dad passed, meant that I needed to come up with an alternative.

So, on and off I would whip up a mango smoothie – very similar to a mango lassi. Most times I would use a combination of fresh mangoes, coconut milk, and my favorite yogurt which is FAGE Greek Yogurt.

scooping out mango to place in the blender while being surrounded by the ingredients to make mango lassi.

If you have wandered around my blog before, you might have noticed my love for FAGE Greek Yogurt in everything from pancakes, to granola, to tacos, to curry.

FAGE has a variety of delicious dairy products that have helped me fuel my day from sunrise to sunset. From enjoying FAGE Total Split Cup for an energizing snack or adding a dollop of FAGE Total Plain Greek yogurt to tacos or as a key ingredient in pancakes, FAGE has always been a favorite in our home.  

So, on a recent trip to Greenville, South Carolina, when I came across FAGE BestSelf Lactose-Free Greek Yogurt at a Harris Teeter store there, I was ecstatic!

I ended up bringing home a bunch to try out with granola as well as in one of my all-time favorite drinks: a more gut-friendly mango yogurt smoothie.

overhead photo of 2 containers of FAGE along with a glass of mango lassi and a bowl with chunks of mango

If you prefer a lactose-free Greek yogurt, FAGE BestSelf is made just for you. The New Year is a great time to focus on changes that will help me live my best self. And, as those changes involve being kinder to my gut, I turn to FAGE’s new BestSelf Greek yogurt to help me on my quest! 

Low-fat, protein-rich, FAGE BestSelf Greek yogurt is made with real dairy without the lactose! It is made with milk from non-GMO fed cows. FAGE BestSelf Greek yogurt is as rich and creamy as all other varieties of FAGE Greek Yogurt. When tasting it, you will be surprised that it is lactose free – but you will be definitely delighted!

It is so incredibly rich, creamy, and delicious; it is the perfect Greek yogurt option for everyone — whether you have a lactose sensitivity or simply want a satisfying snack to power through your busy day.

Made with 100% natural ingredients, FAGE BestSelf comes in sizes from 5.3oz to 32 oz. And FAGE BestSelf Greek yogurt is available in a variety of flavors from plain, vanilla, strawberry, blueberry, and peach.

Healthy Mango Lassi With FAGE

What are the ingredients to make this Mango Greek Yogurt Smoothie?

Now, getting back to this thick, rich, and creamy Mango Greek Yogurt Smoothie, I used only 6 ingredients to make it, and they are:

FAGE BestSelf Plain Greek Yogurt,

Mangoes,

Cardamom,

maple syrup (only if your mangoes are not very ripe and sweet),

lime, and

coconut milk.

Simply add all ingredients to a blender, blend ‘em up and enjoy!

I like to add some finely chopped mango cubes to the top of this smoothie. This smoothie is so thick that those mango chunks do not sink but sit on the top until they are mixed up. 

I simply love this healthier, more nutritious take on mango lassi. It is a delicious afternoon pick me up. And, after dinner on some nights, it has also served as a creamy and rich drinkable dessert!

Thick Nutritious Mango Lassi

FAGE has such a wonderful variety of products to fit any lifestyle. From multiple milk fats and no sugar added options, the whole family can enjoy FAGE as a delicious addition to their day! Make sure to use the FAGE Store Locator to find FAGE products near you!

Wholesome Mango Lassi With FAGE BestSelf Lactose Free Yogurt in a glass

Easy Mango Yogurt Smoothie

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Made with FAGE BestSelf Lactose-Free Greek Yogurt, ripe mangoes, a hint of cardamom, maple, and lime, this delicious mango smoothie is a sweet and tangy sip ~ akin to a mango lassi. It makes for a nutritious midday pick-me-up and even a refreshing after dinner treat.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup FAGE BestSelf Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 1/2 ripe mangoes
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Zest of ½ a lime
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or lactose-free milk

Instructions

  1. Add FAGE BestSelf Plain Greek Yogurt to a blender. 
  2. Cut 2 of the mangoes and scoop out the flesh and add it to the blender as well.
  3. Add in the cardamom and carefully zest the lime and add it to the blender as well.
  4. If your mangoes are not very ripe and sweet, add in the maple syrup. Also, add in the coconut milk and blend until creamy and smooth.
  5. If you would like it thinner, add in more coconut milk.
  6. Dice up the remaining ½ a mango and top the mango yogurt smoothie with the diced mango as well. 
  7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 389Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 21mgSodium 128mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 7gSugar 25gProtein 23g

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David @ Spiced

Thursday 21st of January 2021

What a great way to enjoy an old favorite - the lactose free yogurt is a winner! It's sad that your favorite Indian restaurant closed its doors, but at least you have the good memories of going there with your Dad. Enjoy the mango lassi smoothies! :-)

Amanda Wren-Grimwood

Thursday 21st of January 2021

This looks like the perfect breakfast - gorgeous colour!

Adrianne

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Mango Smoothies are my all time favourite and this looks delicious! What a great pairing with the Greek Yoghurt also, yum!

Dannii

Thursday 21st of January 2021

I love mango in a smoothie. It makes it so lovely and thick.

Kushigalu

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Drooling ilover this delicious smoothie. So creamy and my favorite flavor. I will try your recipe soon.