On our last surf trip to Sri Lanka we became addicted to drinking lassis. A major source of probiotics, a lassi should be on your weekly smoothie list.
So, what exactly is a lassi and is it just a fancy smoothie? Well, the difference between a lassi and a smoothie is simple: In a smoothie, fruit plays the leading role. In a lassi, yogurt plays the leading role.
This lassi recipe is loaded with turmeric, which is an immune-boosting powerhouse. Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and a natural pain killer. If turmeric doesn’t live in your spice cabinet yet, it should.
You can tone the amount of turmeric up or down, but if you follow the recipe below you’ll get a sweet, creamy, lemon and ginger flavour with a little bite from the ginger.