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Mango Melon Lassi

Mango Melon Lassi | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Just a quick post today – I’m feeling a little down. I’m supposed to be at yoga teacher training right now, but I got sick to my stomach while I was at the studio. Not fun. And I’m feeling a little discouraged because I thought I’d have a better handle on my stomach issues by now, after I’ve been on leave for so long. Sigh. Do any of you have any advice or remedies that have helped with an upset stomach for you? I’m open to hearing anything! Homeopathic medicine, meditation techniques, dietary tidbits? I’m all ears!

One thing I have been doing that has helped incrementally is to incorporate more probiotics into my diet. Kimchi, kombucha, coconut yogurt, etc… I find if I eat them regularly, it helps my stomach a little bit. Have any of you had success with probiotic supplements? Anyhoo, this mango melon lassi is made with coconut yogurt, a great source of probiotics. It’s just a bit tangy with a bit of lemon, but sweet from the melon too! I hope you all like it as much as I do!

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Mango Melon Lassi | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe
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Mango Melon Lassi

This mango melon lassi is a fantastic, natural source of probiotics and vitamins.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Coconut Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Mango cubed
  • 1 Cup Cantaloupe cubed
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Lemon Juice approx. 2 lemons
  • 1/2 Tbs Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup or more to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more maple syrup / agave nectar if desired.

Mango Melon Lassi | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

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If you make this recipe and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)

30 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy | Lemon and Coconut
    February 18, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Hey Sarah, hope you’re feeling better, after having that sickness bug it must have made you sensitive so don’t lose heart, you’re doing so so well. I know ginger is good for nausea, but I’m sure you know that. And heat and relaxation as stomach muscles tense so.

    I have had years of very bad digestive issues being a severe coeliac and you’re definitely doing the right thing eating fermented foods, I’m also trying to really up them in my diet at the moment and going on a big push in that way. Psyllium husk, cooked beetroot, linseed, they’re very good for a ‘bad tummy’ I find, for regulating stools (lovely… God I’m such a child). Alkaline foods won’t aggravate like acidic foods, apart from cider vinegar that’s quite healing. Yogurt is soothing, and a good raw honey, do you have Manuka, something like that.

    Hope you feel better soon, cuddle up to a hot water bottle and watch something that’ll take your mind off it, I find that helps

    That Lassi looks AMAZING xx

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks for the advice, Amy. <3 I'm definitely going to look into psyllium husk and cooked beetroot… you always learn something new every day!

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        Amy | Lemon and Coconut
        February 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm

        Hey! I did a bit of digging, which is very interesting and good stuff to reconnect with for me, and spices such as cinnamon, anise and cloves are good for nausea (and as said ginger), crushed sweet basil leaves, carraway, and, peppermint are anti-cramps and spasms and great for digestion. Soothing spices and herbs like lavender, chamomile, calendula, rosemary, lime flower, valerian, all are relaxing and soothing to the nerves. Alfalfa is powerfully alkalising and cleansing and so a very good thing to eat sprouted. Avoiding acidic foods and drinks is good, I saw on instagram you were reducing coffee, I’d cut it out completely, it’s very anxiety inducing and acidic as lovely as it is (I’ve relapsed and am battling it now, I know it makes life harder for me in reality but it’s so addictive!). Having a chai tea is definitely a good thing, all those spices will be so good..

        Oils can be very soothing, rubbing peppermint, arnica, eucalyptus oil with a carrier (warm is soothing) onto your tummy will help, and also a cider vinegar compress, or using it in the bath, that is helpful for muscle spasms which are part of nausea. A hot bath is a good relaxing thing, with good oils and low light to unwind and take time to not think about everything but to just be.

        Hope that’s helpful.

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          Sarah
          February 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm

          Ohh Amy you are the sweetest for looking all of this up! I’m really into homeopathic remedies and I have a ton of these herbs in tea/essential oil form already. I also didn’t know that about alfalfa…. I’ve seen alfalfa sprouts at Whole Foods so I’ll have to pick some up next time I’m there. And I LOVE using peppermint oil when I’m stressed, something about the smell is just so calming and relaxing. Thanks again for looking all of this up lovely <3

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    Megan
    February 18, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    This looks so beautiful and bright, Sarah!

    So sorry to hear that you’re under the weather. Nausea is THE WORST. Give me a headache any day over nausea! (OK, please don’t, but you get my point ;) )As mentioned above – ginger has always been a wonderful relief for me, as has mint tea.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks for your kind note, Megan. Peppermint tea and ginger tea are usually very calming to my stomach too :)

  • Reply
    Kathryn @ The Scratch Artist
    February 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Sorry to hear this Sarah. I spent years as a teen dealing with stomach issues. For me, the problem ended up being emotional. I was living with such high anxiety that it really affected me physically. The answer for me was finding people I could trust to speak openly with about what I was thinking and feeling. Not sure if that is relevant or could help you, but thought I would share my own experiences. Also, I read the comments above and FYI when I tried psyllium husk it upset my stomach…I found it very difficult to digest. But everyones different…

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 18, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      I definitely have a connection between my anxiety and stomach issues… but I haven’t found a way to combat either :( And I’ll keep in mind what you said about the psyllium husk… everything in moderation!

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    February 18, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well! At least you have these bright and beautiful pictures to be proud of. :)

    I stopped eating dairy yogurt a few months ago and have been trying to find other sources of probiotics. I started taking a supplement which I think helps but honestly, I prefer to get it from natural food sources. I just tried an almond milk yogurt that’s really good. It’s made by Kite Hill. It’s a little high in sugar but still lower than the coconut yogurts I’ve seen. But it’s nice that you can use plain coconut yogurt this drink since you have the natural sugars from the mango. It sounds delicious! I hope you feel better soon!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Thanks for your kind note Sarah <3 I'll have to try that kite hill almond yogurt!

  • Reply
    Evi @ greenevi
    February 19, 2016 at 4:10 am

    I’m serious right now, this lassi is making my mouth water! Cantaloupe, mango and coconut yogurt, perfection!
    Sorry to hear this about your stomach issues. I find probiotics can do wonders, sometimes I also take supplements. Other than that lemon water and fresh ginger or turmeric tea helps me a lot :)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Thanks Evi <3 I just started on a probiotic supplement, so hopefully that will help!

  • Reply
    Jodi
    February 19, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Ah Sarah, I’m so sorry to hear this. Don’t let this one episode get you down, it seems like things were going so well so stay strong, friend. I definitely think you’re doing the right thing with fermented foods, and your recipes + overall healthy ways should keep you well. My best advice is to breathe and relax, stress is an ugly terrible thing that can show it’s face in the strangest of ways – so make sure you are putting yourself first by taking time to be still. You are one powerful force, lady – know that it’s ok to take a break too ;) Sending love x

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 19, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Aww thanks Jodi. You’re the sweetest <3

  • Reply
    Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir.com
    February 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I loveee lassi’s and of course mangoes. I haven’t had one in so long. Might be a Saturday morning splurge tomorrow :)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      :D

  • Reply
    Brianne @Natural Girl Modern World
    February 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Hope you feel better Sarah! I’m in the same camp about fermented foods (although if upset stomach, I try to avoid spicy). Warm water with ginger, a slice of lemon and some good quality honey is one of my go-to’s as well. And then of course, avoiding foods that are harder on digestion (e.g. soaked / roasted nuts as opposed to raw, etc.). I’m sorry you had to miss yoga training. Hope you’re back at it soon!

    And this smoothie looks delicious! Now I just need to hunt down some mangos… Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you so much for your note, Brianne! I’ve been getting warm water with ginger/lemon/honey a lot as advice here, so I’m definitely going to try it! :D

  • Reply
    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    February 19, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I’m in love with this vibrant sip! But I’m sorry you had to miss yoga teacher training :( I know how annoying stomach issues can be, makes it hard to do or feel like doing anything. I’ve tried lots of different probiotics and supplements and never had much luck with any of them tbh. I’m actually working with a naturopath right now on it, but in general I’ve found that really simplifying my diet and monomeals of just one food work best for me. Hope you feel better soon Sarah <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Hmmm monomeals… I’ve never tried those… I’m going to go look them up now, thanks for the suggestion Natalie! :D

  • Reply
    Rosey Rebecca
    February 19, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better soon! This looks so refreshing. Definitely pinning for later! Good luck with yoga teacher training!!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much Rebecca! :D

  • Reply
    Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    February 21, 2016 at 4:49 am

    I love a good lassi and this one looks divine, Sarah! I love that you’ve included coconut yoghurt. I’ve been eating a fair amount of it lately ever since I discovered it last year. I find I can’t have too much at once as it’s very rich, but in small amounts I’m loving it as an alternative to dairy yoghurt and really enjoying its flavour!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 21, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Hey Lisa! Thanks for stopping by! You’re absolutely right, coyo can get really rich, which is why I like to freshen it up with fruits :D

  • Reply
    lindsay
    February 22, 2016 at 9:31 am

    this is stunning friend! I’ve always wanted to make lassi. On my list! gonna do it! you inspired me

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 22, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Thanks Lindsay!! :D

  • Reply
    Sylwia | Vibrant Food Stories
    February 27, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    This looks really beautiful! I had some lassi many years ago, I almost forgot about it!I have to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 27, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Thank you!! Let me know if you like it! :D

  • Reply
    Sherly
    March 24, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Alomond milk. I never expect that ingredient. Is there any problem by adding any common milk available on market?

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 24, 2016 at 9:43 am

      No, you can add any type of milk you like, but I recommend a plant-based milk like almond, hemp, or soy milk :)

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