There might not be an Indian home where mango lassi is not prepared. During mango season, this is a regular in every home. You can add little cardamom and saffron too and they complement mango lassi very well.
I added chia seeds to my glass of lassi as these are my latest craze. Chia seeds /sabja seeds are a complete source of protein providing all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form.
Chia seeds are said to have:
*2 times the protein of any other seed or grain,
*5 times the calcium of milk, plus boron which is a trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones,
*2 times the amount of potassium as bananas,
*3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries
*3 times more iron than spinach
*copious amounts of omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential fatty acids
(taken from naturalnews.com)
Just add a tsp of chia seeds to half glass of water. It will swell in no time.
Mango Lassi with Chia Seeds
1 mango peeled and cubed (approx. 1 cup)
1 cup yogurt (cold)
¼ – ½ cup cold water
1-2 tbsp sugar if required
¼ tsp Cardamom powder (optional)
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
Blend mangoes, yogurt, ice cubes and water till smooth.
Add sugar if required.
Serve in long glasses.
Add milk and instead of yogurt to make mango milkshakes.