Welcome to the final day, Day #6 of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Lauren of From Gate to Plate & Summer of Summer Scraps. With summer quickly approaching & Memorial Day in a few weeks, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your Memorial Day activities. For the past six days we have been serving up a variety of different appetizers, main dishes, desserts, decor, printables & more all centered around the up-coming Memorial Day. We hope you’ve enjoyed all of these wonderful ideas & thank you for tuning in each day. We have great prizes up for grabs & you will not want to miss out on any of the days! Follow #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our spectacular ideas & giveaways!
Summer drinks, all the time, yes please. Summer drinks with fresh fruit, even better! There’s something so refreshingly beautiful about eating (drinking) real food & that’s one of the thousands of things I love about this Mango Lassi recipe. First off, there are only 2 ingredients (3 if you decide to add milk). I can spell them, pronounce them, & know where to buy them. There aren’t any funky sweeteners or additives in it & it tastes wonderfully fresh, which is what summer-time beverages are all about. I’ve been a big fan of my fruit & vegetable smoothie lately, but sometimes the combined grocery list & several minutes of prep it takes sends me into a pathetic smoothie aversion. Move over, smoothie, because this Mango Lassi recipe is super quick (once you figure out how to cut a mango) & when all you need are 2 ingredients, it’s hard not to stock up like a crazy person while out shopping for the week’s groceries.
Speaking of, if you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that on Monday I shared a picture of my weekly grocery run. I thought it would be fun for you guys to see some of the foods that we buy each week, as well as some of the splurges that we make from time to time (this week it was mini bananas & mango kombucha). I got the idea from one of my favorite vloggers (video blogger), Mama Natural. Make sure you check out her fun videos & also follow me on Instagram!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of my blogger friends who’ve participated in this great event:
Grilled Garlic and Basil Rubbed Pork Chops by From Gate to Plate
Mango Lassi by The Haas Machine
Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters by It’s Yummi
15 Barbecue Favorites by Summer Scraps
Greek Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Favorite Popcorn Balls by Forty Eighteen
Making Memorial Day a Family Affair by Bits of Ivory
Sea Breeze Punch by Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Steak Sandwich Stackers by Lady Behind the Curtain
Memorial Day Whoopie Pies by The Freshman Cook
Steak Verde Tacos by Clarks Condensed
Red, White and Blue Sangria by Love in the Kitchen
Sriracha Coleslaw by It’s a Keeper
Lemon Pomegranate Punch by Food Lust People Love
Peanut Butter Cup S’mores by Little Dairy on the Praire
Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs by Like Mother, Like Daughter
Vintage Patriotic Book Craft by We Like to Learn as We Go
Fresh Mango Lassi
- 1 large ripe mango
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- optional milk if you like it to be thinner
Cut the mango into bite-sized pieces. Blend with the yogurt & add milk if you’d like (I used Greek yogurt, so it was thick enough to eat with a spoon!).
Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum