This ginger pineapple lassi is a great way to spice up your morning smoothie routine. It’s made with only six simple ingredients, and packs a megadose of calcium and vitamin C!
Fresh ginger is one of those ingredients that is A) annoyingly missing from my fridge just when I need it most, or B) in overabundance because I bought a big piece for a specific recipe and now I need to find a million ways to use it up. I mean, I know I could freeze it, but I always forget. Plus, I’m pretty sure once it was in the depths of my freezer, lost among the waffles, chicken nuggets, french fries, and quarts of chicken stock and ice cream, I would never in a million years remember that I had it, so the next time I needed it for a recipe I would go out and buy more.
I’ve been slowly working my way through my current ginger stash by making this ginger pineapple lassi for breakfast. It’s so incredibly refreshing! Seriously, if you really need to wake up in the morning, pair a cup of coffee with this Indian-inspired smoothie packed with two teaspoons of freshly grated ginger. Boom.
A lassi is traditionally made with mango, but I substituted pineapple for a little something different. I also added a splash of almond milk in addition to yogurt. It helps things blend up rich and frothy, plus adds some extra calcium. You could also use coconut milk if you have some on hand.
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- 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk, but any kind would work)
- 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Pinch ground cardamom
- 4-5 ice cubes
- Chopped crystalized ginger and fresh mint for serving (optional)
- Combine the yogurt, milk, pineapple, ginger, honey, cardamom, and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with the crystalized ginger and garnish with mint, if using.
Kit Graham says
I love the frothiness of lassi too! I like the twist of using pineapple and almond milk – great idea!
Karyn Ryan says
Yum.. .I love the idea of using almond milk and pineapple.. I make smoothies a lot so will definitely give this lassi a try
Tania @ COOKTORIA says
Very interesting flavor combination! I am going to give it a try!
Tracy | Baking Mischief says
Oh my gosh, that first paragraph. It’s like you know my life. 😉 This smoothie sounds so perfect for spring. And I love that it is such a simple way to use up fresh ginger!
Mary Ellen says
I’m loving this flavor combination. Looks amazing!
Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom says
I needed to find more uses for fresh ginger too, this drink looks so refreshing!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
Love the ginger pineapple combo Lucy! Sounds so refreshing!
Yum! I love the combination of pineapple and ginger in this beauty of a beverage! I could go for a big glass right now!
Healthy and delicious! Looks so refreshing!
Vicky @ Avocado Pesto says
Haha same thing always happens to me with ginger – I’m either all out and need it most or have tiny little pieces lost all over the fridge, or other times I buy wayyyy to much! Love the pineapple ginger in this lassi. Happy to be hosting this giveaway with you! Pinning, tweeting, yumming!