Vegan Mango Lassi

August 6, 2015

This vegan mango lassi with coconut, rose, cardamom, and turmeric is super tasty, tangy; loaded with immune-boosting nutrients; and is an anti-inflammatory avenger.

This vegan mango lassi with coconut, rose, cardamom, and turmeric is super tasty, tangy; loaded with immune-boosting nutrients; and is an anti-inflammatory avenger.

I got this mango lassi recipe from Meredith Baird’s stunning new book, Coconut Kitchen.

Meredith says, “A lassi is a traditional Indian yogurt-based beverage. Lassis are a blend of yogurt, water, spices, and sometimes fruit. Everything in this recipe is as close to the original as possible except for the substitution of fresh coconut yogurt and optional added sweetener. The flavor of this drink is exotic and intoxicating. If you have this for breakfast, you will set quite the tone for the rest of your day. Royal Sense® Bulgarian rose water (rose hydrosol) has enormous health and beauty benefits. Bulgarian roses are grown in the Rose Valley in Bulgaria where the roses are considered to be some of the most medicinal and beneficial in the world. Taken internally, rose water promotes healthy digestion, works as a detox agent, balances energy and mood levels, and creates an overall sense of well-being. It is a cleansing and nourishing addition to a morning routine.”

I say, “This is seriously delicious!”

Coconut lovers: This gorgeous book is for you! It is all about coconut, and it’s chock-full of incredible information, fabulous tips, and amazing recipes for using every single part of the coconut. Coconut is a miracle food, and can be used in a myriad of ways both internally and externally both as a medicinal food and a cosmetic, and Meredith covers them all! I crack open coconuts daily, and I find myself referring to this book constantly for inspiration to fan the flames of my coconut obsession.

Meredith shares all of the amazing health benefits of coconut – using coconut as a digestive aid, an immunity booster, a candida and psoriasis preventer, as an eczema treatment, to reduce inflammation, to balance cholesterol, and to help the body detox. She then moves onto all of the ways you can use coconut meat, coconut water, coconut milk, coconut sweeteners, coconut flour, and dried coconut flakes to make delicious milks and creams, butter substitutes, non dairy kefir, desserts, salads, main meals, appetizers, and snacks. There’s also amazing recipes and tips for using coconut as a beauty aid: as a makeup remover, wrinkle and ago spot diminisher, for oil pulling, as a shampoo and conditioner, as a body scrub, sunscreen, face and eye cream, as a dandruff and scalp treatment, for stretch mark reduction, and so many other things. Meredith shares all of her tips on where to source coconuts, her favorite commercial coconut products, how to crack open a coconut, and a wonderful chart showing you uses for every single part of the coconut.

Meredith is such a talented chef, and the recipes are innovative and very easy to follow at the same time. Many of the recipes have just a few ingredients. Some of my favorites include: coconut water with Bulgarian rose and beet juice, the immortality latte, kefir ranch dressing, kefir mojito. kefir champagne, buckwheat with mulberrry and coconut granola, the CBLT (coconut bacon, avocado, romaine, and tomato), coconut caesar with romaine, dulse, and cured olives, hijiki and coconut seaweed salad, coconut curry hummus, parsnip noodles with coconut alfredo, coconut sushi hand roll, coconut hibiscus panna cotta, mint chip lip balm, coconut foot balm, and coconut and magnesium headache oil.

I was honored to blurb this book, and highly recommend it! It’s like a coconut bible!

Get your copy of Coconut Kitchen and learn more about Meredith Baird.


Vegan Mango Lassi

This vegan mango lassi with coconut, rose, cardamom, and turmeric is super tasty, tangy; loaded with immune-boosting nutrients; and is an anti-inflammatory avenger.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Tess Masters


  • 1 1/2 cups (360ml) raw coconut water
  • 1 1/2 cup (360g) plain unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut nectar (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon pure rose water
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric juice (or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • Pinch of finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups (320g) frozen mango 
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt (optional, see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional, see notes)


  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak the lemon juice to get your preferred level of tang (depending on the yogurt you’re using) and add cardamom to taste. 

Recipe Notes

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

Recipe from Coconut Kitchen by Meredith Baird
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Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 6

  1. So many intriguing ingredients here. The rosewater in particular. Turmeric is supposed to be awesome for your health and cardamom is just so tasty. Thanks for a great recipe! You can’t beat a new and exciting smoothie to escape the same old, same old. AH. My exciting life, Ha!

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