I was going to write an entry about a milk-free protein shake (“protein shake for vegans” from Run Addicts). Instead, I’m going to share this little taste-bud explosion that I stumbled upon this morning. While the Run Addicts website offered a great range of protein shakes that utilise milk powder or whey protein (which is a by-product of cheese production), the dairy free shake was (IMO) just a fruit smoothie, which was delicious, but not quite what I was looking for as a post-workout protein hit. So, while I continue my quest for a DF protein shake, here is a GREAT breakfast discovery…
Mango lassi, from Marie Claire Fast & Fresh, might very nearly become my new favourite summer drink. It’s sweet and chilled, and the flavour bursts in your mouth. Take advantage of the summer fruits as they come into season and try a few fruit crushies like this for breakfast. Mangos are superb right now.
I served this mango lassi with a bacon and egg omelette for breakfast today. Add in a blue sky and summer just around the corner, and it was a great way to start the day!*
240g (3/4 cup) roughly chopped fresh mango
1 tsp honey
1 teaspoon lime juice**
125g (1/2 cup) plain yoghurt***
Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve in a chilled glass.
Serves 2 (though I ate the whole lot myself 🙂 )
* ok, a beach walk, early morning paddleboard or kayak would have made it perfect! Make that a plan for Saturday…
** I didn’t have lime so I squeezed half a lemon, which gave the lassi a great citrusy tang.
*** I used soy yoghurt which was strawberry flavoured. I expect that it made the lassi sweeter. Try unflavoured natural yoghurt (I recommend Jalna brand, which is lowest in lactose) if you are going to go for dairy.