Mango Coconut Turmeric Lassi Recipe

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I was at the market last week and couldn’t help but notice these beautiful, yellow-orange, perfectly ripe mangoes. They caught my attention and cravings ensued! I couldn’t wait to get them in the kitchen and whip something juicy up. Enter this mango lassi. Now, normally mango lassis have yogurt in them to provide some added creaminess and tartness. Instead, I chose to make mine vegan and use coconut milk instead. Plus, I think the coconut flavour compliments the mango really nicely.

In this recipe I used fresh turmeric root instead of dried. If you’ve never had/seen fresh turmeric before, it looks like a smaller, more orange cousin of fresh ginger root. The peel looks a little dull but once you remove the peel you expose the vibrant, orange stunning colour of the fresh turmeric. Beware, it will temporarily stain your hands! Fresh turmeric has a more subtle, floral flavour than dried turmeric. It also tastes a little less bitter. I love adding it to smoothies and juices whenever I find it in the market. If you can’t find fresh, simply substitute for dried.

This is the perfect light breakfast smoothie, or a nice cooling dessert for a warm summer night. Enjoy!

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Mango Coconut Turmeric Lassi

Dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free, vegan optional

Serves 2 / Cook Time: 15 mins


  • 1 very ripe mango, peeled and roughly chopped (I like Ataulfo mangoes)

  • 1 2-inch knob of fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced (or 1 teaspoon dried turmeric)

  • 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk from a can

  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey*

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds

  • 14 ice cubes

  • 1 crack black pepper

  • small pinch sea salt

  • 2 sprigs fresh mint for garnish


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.

  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.

  3. Pour into 2 glasses and add a sprig of mint.

  4. Enjoy!


1. *Sub honey for maple syrup or coconut nectar as a vegan alternative


Texture: creamy, thick, smooth, frosty

Flavor: peppery, spicy, fragrant, fruity, sweet, floral

Color: golden yellow, bright orange yellow with little black flecks from black pepper and cardamom

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