How to Make Mango Lassi
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
Puree mango flesh with yogurt, water and remaining ingredients. Garnish with fresh mint and served chilled. You can also add a dash of cayenne pepper for a spicy twist.
How Can Mango Lassi Make You Feel Great?
Mango lassi's happy flamboyance will brighten your day with its healthy, festive atmosphere. Its sweetness invites happiness and a smile while nourishing qualities authentically replenish your body after summer heat leaves you feeling depleted. When its time to celebrate, this satisfying treat will delight you and your friends.
Tropical Energy Boost
Mango's orange color is a sign of beta-carotene which is a tonic for your skin, eyes & liver. As yogurt's sourness and mango's beta carotene stimulates your liver, they give your energy levels a boost. Meanwhile sourness will wake you up as it flushes all the glands in your body. Your lips will pucker for this sour treat.
Satisfying & Grounding
While mango is energizing, yogurt is calming and strengthening, making a mango lassi an excellent choice for the overworked and overwhelmed. Let's face it, who doesnt feel overworked and overwhelmed sometimes? Yogurt imparts a bit of heaviness, giving mango lassi a hearty feel that will satisfy your stomach. The smooth heaviness of this drink soothes your nerves.
Although dairy coupled with fruit is technically incompatible, our opinion is that all rules are meant to be broken once in a while. If you find yourself bloated or uncomfortable after a mango lassi, this may be a combination for you to avoid. Simply pay attention to how it makes you feel. Each food combining guideline will create different reactions in different bodies. Your body will tell you which rules can be relaxed, and which rules demand more discipline.
Both honey and mint help with digestion, so a little remedy is within this recipe, helping you to completely enjoy your mango lassi!
WHAT IS MANGO LASSI?
Sweet, rich and tropical, mango lassis are a favorite in India. They make for a great afternoon snack when you feel tired, so make this simple recipe at home for a relaxing, energizing treat.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is
tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with
at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest
easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you
are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive
tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you
experience optimal health.
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Increases These Qualities (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT CLEAR GUNA
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT MOBILE GUNA
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT HOT GUNA
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT GOOEY GUNA
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT SWEET GUNA
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after long-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.
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Prana is the Sanskrit word for vital life energy, similar to Qi in Chinese Medicine. Many herbs stimulate your energy, or improve the flow of prana through your body. Generally, prana needs to be increased in spring after a sleepy winter.
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Lactose is a sugar found in milk derived from galactose and glucose. It is difficult for many people to digest.
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A constituent of wheat, barley and rye that is sticky, heavy, and cold. Many people are allergic to gluten.
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Liver & Gall Bladder:
An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
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Lung and Sinus:
Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
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An herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.
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Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week
provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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Why is there so much disagreement with Mango and Dairy? I know not everything is black and white. But why are so many Ayurvedic websites condoning and saying that in Ayurveda Mango can safely combine with dairy?
Can you explain your opinion?
- andrea nicole, Montebello, CA 04-08-13
Generally fruits should not be mixed with dairy because it disturbs digestion. The milk curdles, forming a coating around the fruit. In a smoothie, this is less problematic because the ingredients are blended.
Glad I'm Vatta. :-)
YUM!I love adding saffron to mine!=D
Because I need to avoid dairy, I will make it with almond or coconut yogurt .
Thanks, I love lassi!
Mango Lassi! I cannot wait to make this for my Vata bf! He's gonna marry me when he takes the first sip!
- Catherine Perry, Bronx, NY 07-16-14
Ramapriya....Go for it! Nothing is written in stone with these recipes.
- David McKaig, Swannanoa, NC 07-16-14
Instead of milk I used almond milk and soy yogurt. I also added chia seeds, fresh ginger cardamom and cinnamon and lime to this recipe. Worked amazingly! Good vata tonic
- asasas 09-15-15