Writing from an inspiring little place in Portugal, surrounded by all kinds of succulents, plants in every green shade and fig trees everywhere. I am in paradise! My better half and I have been living off of sun ripened/spoiled tomatoes, juicy melons and all kinds of stone fruit – enjoying summers harvest to the fullest. It is a whole new world eating it all ripe and local! Now slowly the first figs start to show up and I have been adding them to our park or beach picnics and recently adding them to my summer lassis. Lassis are a great way to cool down on a hot summers day, as a snack or breakfast. This balancing drink has ripe mango, coconut yogurt, turmeric, green figs to transfer you to another level of satiated cells vibrating with vitamins, hormone support, plant protein, minerals for a surge of energy & support of hormones. A celebration and praise of the second half of summer. Cheers to that with creamy good fat fig + mango lassi glasses – travel on sun beams!
makes 1 glas
1/2 ripe mango
2 frozen figs
1 cup coconut yogurt
1 tbsp raw honey ( liquid sweetener of choice)
1/2 – 1 tsp turmeric powder ( more for garnish)
1 tsp tocotrienols ( optional)
a pinch of pink himalaya salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp calendula flower petals ( garnish)
Combine coconut yogurt, lemon juice, mango and figs in a high speed blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until completely smooth. Garnish with some turmeric and calendula flower petals & enjoy!
Excuse me now as I am going to soak up this places nature and sun, singing an ode to a successful late summer. I sincerely hope you do too!