I’ll admit that until two weeks ago, I had never heard of this drink.  It is a classic, cold drink from Indian cuisine.  A colleague introduced me to this nearly guilt-free “milkshake” at our local farmer’s market. 

Once I started looking up information on this beverage, I realized most call for the addition of sugar and milk or ice for the sweet versions.  They also create a savory option.  I opted to omit the sugar and instead use honey.  Because I used fresh, ripe mango, it was sweet enough without any additional sugar.  If you like a thinner shake. then by all means add some milk (dairy or soy would be best).  However, my fruit was juicy enough to thin the yogurt.

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This is so quick and simple, you really don’t need to use a formal recipe.  You need fresh or frozen fruit, plain greek yogurt and honey.  Oh, the possibilities!  Strawberries instead of mango perhaps? 

I peeled the mango and pulled the flesh off the seed.  I used approximately 3/4 cup of fresh fruit.  You could substitute frozen.  No need to thaw.

I used the blender, but a smoothie maker would work great too.   Blend 3/4-1 cup fruit with 1/2 cup unflavored yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey.  Serves one.

I may keep some frozen fruit and yogurt at work so I can whip a glass up for a healthy afternoon treat.

Let me know what you think!


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