Friday, May 31, 2013

Vegan Mango Lassi Smoothie ..sugar free and made with beans!

I really love using whole beans in smoothies.  I know it may sound weird, but give it a try!  Not only are beans inexpensive, but they are oh, so good for you!  Much better than processed protein powder.  I used whole, cooked white soybeans, but you can also use any other well cooked white bean.  The calories and fat content will be a little lower if you use white beans instead of soy.  I also used my Soy Kefir , but you can use vegan or regular yogurt in place of the kefir.  You an also add up to 4 cups of baby spinach or lettuce to turn this into a green smoothie!

This makes around 6 cups. I like to drink a quart of it for breakfast and save the rest for a snack.

1 cup soy kefir or yogurt
3 cups water
1 frozen banana
3/4 cup cooked soybeans or other white bean
1/4 tsp stevia powder
pinch cardamom
1/2 tsp rosewater
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp psyllium husk
1 cup frozen or fresh mango

Blend everything together VERY well and enjoy!

Calories: 585
Fat: 14 grams
Carbs: 87 grams
Protein: 36 grams
Fiber: 20 grams

This is such a healthy and delicious breakfast/snack!  Here are links to some more smoothies:


  1. All of them look awesome. Can't wait to try them.

  2. Yummy! Rosewater seems like the perfect accompaniment...

  3. very cool!! I have yet to use beans in our green smoothies, but I am willing to try it. To kream ours up I use raw cabbage or raw organic zucchini. Beans would make it super creamy as well, never thought of it.
    peace and raw health,

    1. Interesting.. I've never used cabbage or zukes in a sweet smoothie before.. I'll definitely give it a try!