12/26/2009

Mango Lassi & Recipe Contest

We don't drink alcohol, and everyone needs
a fabulous beverage for the New Year!

I whipped up some Mango Lassi, one of our family's favorite Indian foods. If you've never had Mango Lassi, it's basically a luscious smoothie made with yogurt and fresh mangos. It's simple but SO GOOD! You can make this ahead and keep it in the fridge for up to 24 hrs, which is great if you're having a party and want to prep ahead of time!
Mangos are super-rich in Vitamin A & C, high in fiber, and my kids love them! I'm sure many of us (myself included) have a New Years Resolution to feed our families more healthy foods. At 110 calories and 0 g fat per cup, Mangos are a winner.

To spark your creativity,
the
National Mango Board is sponsoring
a Mom & Mangos recipe contest.

The winner will receive 2 boxes of fresh mangos, a cutting board, and wooden mango bowl!


Here's how to participate:
-make your own kid-friendly recipe using at least one mango
-do a blog post on your recipe (if you don't have a blog, email it to me)
- leave a comment here with a link to your post.
-Winner will be selected by the National Mango Board based on the following guidelines: 50% recipe concept, 25% photography, 25% best use of fresh mango.
You have until January 14th to enter your recipe, so you have plenty of time. I can't wait to see your recipes (and make them!). Open to US Residents. The Mango Board will select a winner by the end of January and we will post it here.
Mango Lassi
Ingredients:
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed)
1-2 tablespoons sugar, to taste
Whipped cream (optional, for garnish)
pinch of ground cardamom (optional)
2 T. ground pistachios (optional)

Directions:
Put yogurt, milk, mango, and sugar in a blender and mix well, about 90 seconds. Pour into glasses and garnish with whipped cream, ground cardamom and pistachios (my kids don't like cardamom or pistachios so we just left them out & I know whipped cream isn't traditional, but who cares, it's good!). Makes about 2 cups.

Special thanks to the National Mango Board for sponsoring this post with some fresh mangos! Yum!