Have you tried to eat an overripe mango? They are so messy, you can’t easily cut them into cubes. Your best bet is scooping out the fruit and using it in a smoothie. I had two, large, overripe mangos sitting on my counter just begging to be made in to a Vegan Mango Lassi. A Lassi is a yogurt based beverage that has it’s roots in India and Pakistan. Traditionally, it is dairy based but I made mine with So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk and So Delicious Coconut Beverage.
I woke up this morning with a hankering (yes, a hankering) for something bright, sweet, tart and refreshing. I started brainstorming fruit combinations and this is where I ended up. This red fruit smoothie is a combination of blood oranges, pomegranate, red grapes and cranberries. Cranberries, why do we forsake thee for 9 months of the year? I live in cranberry land (British Columbia), approximately 12% of North America’s cranberries are grown here. I really should eat them more often. Cranberry season has passed, but you can still buy them frozen.
When I’m in a smoothie rut, I turn to the spice rack for inspiration. If you want to take your blender game to the next level, you are going to have to experiment. I’ve created this guide to help you pick the best spices and herbs to add to your smoothie or juice.