Mango Lassi – Nutrition & effect on Doshas

  • Mangoes, often called the “king of fruits” are synonymous with summer. This luscious fruit not only offers a burst of tropical flavor but also provides numerous health benefits. Integrating mangoes into your diet can bring a delightful freshness to your summer meals. Here are four mango dishes that are easy to prepare, delicious, and beneficial for balancing doshas and providing nutritional value.

 

  • Mango Lassi

 

  • How to Prepare:
  • *Ingredients*:

   – 1 cup fresh mango pulp

   – 1 cup plain yogurt

   – 1/2 cup milk

   – 2-3 tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste)

   – A pinch of cardamom powder

   – Ice cubes

 

  • *Instructions*:

– Blend the mango pulp, yogurt, milk, sugar, and cardamom powder until smooth.

– Add ice cubes and blend again until frothy.

– Pour into glasses and serve chilled.

 

  • Effect on Doshas:

– *Vata*: Calms

– *Pitta*: Soothes

*Kapha*: May slightly increase due to the sweetness and dairy

 

  • Nutritional Value:

– *Calories*: Approximately 150 per serving

– *Vitamins*: High in Vitamin A and C

– *Minerals*: Calcium from yogurt

– *Protein*: Moderate, from yogurt and milk

Incorporating mangoes into your summer diet not only enhances the flavor of your meals but also contributes to your overall health and well-being. These dishes offer a variety of tastes and textures while helping to balance your doshas and provide essential nutrients. Enjoy the vibrant flavors of mango and stay cool and nourished all summer long.

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