Dairy-free Mango Lassi

Daily Smoothie: Dairy-free Mango Lassi

Little Miss Katie and I love our morning smoothies. It’s a light way to start out the morning, and an easy way to make a quick breakfast before your eyes are open.

This is my nod to the mango lassi.

Dairy-Free Mango Lassi


  • 1 handful washed raw spinach, cooked and cooled if you don't tolerate raw greens
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey
  • spices: dash cinnamon, dash cardamom
  • pinch unrefined salt
  • 1 cup water or coconut milk, more or less depending on water content of previous ingredients and preference


  1. Toss all ingredients into blender (here's my favorite) and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour and enjoy.



Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

6 thoughts on “Dairy-free Mango Lassi”

  • Jennifer, curious as to what the cardamom is for and why you need it? Does it have a nutritive property? Or purely for taste preference?

    Thanks for the recipe, will definitely try it!


    • Cardamom is an Indian spice and is added for flavor. You can usually pick it up in the spice aisle or buy it on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1b7JiS2. Such a small amount in the recipe doesn’t contain much in the way of nutrients, but adds a nice spicy, smoky, citrusy flavor. It’s hard to explain but is super yummy. It traditionally flavors a mango lassi, so that’s why it’s used here.

      Cardamom does contain many health properties. A quick Google search will provide you with some pretty interesting info on it!

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