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A block away from the Dizon Inc. office in Greenwhich Village you can find Miss Lily’s Bakeshop and Melvin’s Juice Bar! It is our favorite place to grab a bite or get a healthy organic juice. Some of our favorites at Miss Lily’s are the ‘Sweet & Dandy’ and the ‘Jamaican Green’. They are a perfect summer treat at our office!

To learn more about Miss Lily’s Bakeshop and Melvin’s Juice Bar, take a look at these articles in the NYTimes and Guest of a Guest.

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Photography by rubenvdb, image of Melvin by Guest of a Guest.



Dizon Snacks, Food & Drink

There is nothing better then having some chilled juice or a refreshing milkshake on a hot spring day. Last weekend I discovered an even better and healthier alternative; Mango Lassi. An Indian drink that combines fruit (often mango) with yogurt and milk. Easy to make and delicious!

Lassi is a popular and traditional yogurt-based drink of the Indian subcontinent. It is made by blending yogurt with water and Indian spices. Traditional lassi (salted lassi) is a savory drink sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin while sweet lassi on the other hand is blended with sugar or fruits instead of spices.

Ingredients:
9 fluid ounces plain yogurt
4 1/2 fluid ounces milk
4 1/2 fluid ounces canned mango pulp or 7 ounces from 3 fresh mango, stoned and sliced
4 teaspoons sugar, for taste, or cardamom seeds

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve. Adding salt and sprinkling some cardamom seeds adds great flavor. The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

Alternatives to this Mango Lassi recipe are Ginger Mango Lassi or Mango, Chile and Lime Lassi. Enjoy!

-RVDB