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:



4 comments:

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

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

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  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,
    elizabeth

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

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