Breakfast sort of drives me crazy most days. I wake up starving but with literally ZERO desire to make anything but coffee and toast. Now, there isn’t a thing wrong with toast but it gets to be a bit of a bore after 31 years of having it pretty much any/every way. And I often feel like I’m depriving myself of much needed nutrients to get my day off to a proper start.
This lassi parfait is equal parts simple to make and delicious to eat. I like to roast the mango in large batches and puree for this recipe as well as to top plain yogurt or add to smoothies. The green cardamom gives it a warm almost medicinal kick which I frigging love. Using pre-ground cardamom is an option here but fresh ground is so fragrant and flavourful and fresh that it works really well with the simple roasted mango.
Roasted Mango & Green Cardamom Lassi with Vanilla Chia Pudding
makes 2 large servings
I’ve used Hewitt’s Dairy Yogurt here as we love that it’s all natural and super tangy. I chose a 0.3%mf yogurt as a lassi should be thin and drinkable, not thick and heavy. You can use whatever you like best.
- 2 large very ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into 1″ strips
- 3 green cardamom pods
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 4 drops pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened milk (any kind)
- 1 tbsp light honey or agave