Lassis are functional as well as delicious. In Indian and Ayurvedic tradition they are used as digestives. Ginger, too, is prized for this property, helping our bodies digest and assimilate nutrients with greater ease.
There are two kinds of lassis served in India, savory and sweet, both made with thinned yogurt, providing probiotics, potential grass-fed fat, protein, and help with digestion.
Ayurvedic wisdom does not condone cold drinks for digestion. So try something different than what recent American tradition has given us a liking for; drink your lassi at room temperature, or cool, but not cold.