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Honey Spice Lassi

This nutritious beverage aids digestion when eaten alongside a meal. Also a wonderful snack. With variations (including non-dairy), this healthy treat is perfect for Paleo, Primal, GAPS, AIP, Whole30, Keto, Low Carb and Vegan diets. Naturally gluten-free and full of probiotics.
Course Beverage, Dessert, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword aip, gaps diet, honey spice, lassi, low carb, probiotics, vegan, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 126kcal
Author Megan
Cost $2

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups yogurt or kefir, fully cultured OR non-dairy yogurt for AIP, Vegan, Whole30 (see VAD version in Recipe Notes)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water and more, as needed, to create a pourable texture
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (optional), or maple syrup for Vegan, 1 to 2 softened dates for Whole30 (Place dried dates in hot water for 10 minutes prior to using, or soak them in room temperature water overnight.) (See Keto version in Recipe Notes.)
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon fresh ginger root , freshly grated or minced (peeling the ginger isn't necessary)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg , and more to garnish (omit for AIP)
  • to taste stevia or monkfruit (optional, omit for AIP and Whole30)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in the blender. Purée until completely mixed. Add a small amount of extra filtered water if your lassi is too thick, to create a pourable texture. Blend again.
  • Serve in pretty glasses.

Notes

Keto, Low Carb and  VAD versions

  • To make this recipe Keto/Low Carb, use your favorite liquid low carb sweetener of choice (this one's a prebiotic) in place of honey. The rest of the recipe stays the same. 7g net carbs in this recipe with a low carb sweetener used in place of honey.
  • For VAD, make a homemade nut yogurt from VAD-compliant nuts, such as hazelnuts, macadamia nuts or pine nuts. Proceed with the recipe above, using Ceylon cinnamon.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 237mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1mg