“We love you, man,” the postman said, and held out a glass like you’d hold out a bag of something made by the sea. We all want what’s in the bag. You’d have to be crazy not to take some. Have you ever had a mango lassi? Thick down the throat, crazy orange, delicious and happy if you like that sort of thing? What else can a fellow do, in the grip of mango and yogurt and fruit, spun up into a substance just like love? It is love. It’s a part of it.
-Adverbs by Daniel Handler
I feel as if I am giving you this post a week in advance. I also feel that since I am giving you a recipe inspired by love that I should probably give you another one next week on (or near) the 14th.
I’m spoiled by novels. They are easy, seamless, and satisfying. You start it knowing that the characters you have come to know and love (ah love) are going to have their issues resolved. But this book was completely different. I started off by learning about Andrea and “I” and Peter, then I went to chapter two, and I was learning about someone else. It was as if the book was both a collection of short stories about completely unrelated people and a book about the same people. So I am not sure what to tell you. It was completely illogical as a novel, but that may have been part of the point. It was a book about love, and love is not always considered to be logical.
It seems illogical to be having a cool and refreshing mango lassi in the middle of winter, but truth be told we’re not having a normal winter. It’s been warm, and we’ve been denied a good snowstorm so far (winter, in my mind, is not justified unless there is a good amount of snow).
This is for one serving
- 1/2 cup frozen mangoes
- 1 single serving sized plain or vanilla yogurt (I used Silk)
Place both the mangoes and the yogurt into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, enjoy, and pat yourself on the back for creating something so good in a matter of seconds.
Other recipes call for ice, honey, and spices. It’s completely up to you. I left out the sweetener because I used Silk yogurt which already has sugar in it. It was very good as simple as it was – thick, creamy, and sweet. Lovely!