Pineapple Ginger Lassi

$0.85 each
by Beth - Budget Bytes
5 from 5 votes
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I may have stumbled upon the most refreshing drink on the planet. …well, one of the most refreshing drinks, anyway.

If you’ve never heard of a lassi, it’s a drink made with yogurt, spices, and sometimes fruit or other ingredients. It’s super light, super fresh, and just plain revitalizing. What I LOVE about this drink is how the tart plain yogurt really adds a bright zing. Add in some peppery ginger, and “zing” might be an understatement!

This lassi is lighter and fresher tasting than my usual smoothie, so it’s great when I don’t want to feel really full. I normally opt for frozen fruit rather than ice cubes in my smoothies, but I wanted this drink to be a “drink” and not a thick, meal-like smoothie. The ice makes it a super cold, liquidy beverage. I used plain yogurt because that’s what I always have in my fridge, and I didn’t want the flavors muddled by vanilla. Vanilla yogurt would probably be good too, but it will definitely be more dessert like. Also, if you use vanilla yogurt, you may not need as much honey.

One more note: if you’re not into fresh ginger, you might try a different spice like cinnamon or cardamom. The fresh ginger in this drink is quite spicy… but that was my favorite part.

Seriously, after a super hard workout, this drink is HEAVEN.

Pineapple Ginger Lassi

Top view of a gladdest of pineapple ginger lassi

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Pineapple Ginger Lassi

5 from 5 votes
When the weather is hot, whip up a pineapple ginger lassi to cool you down and give you a pep in your step.
Servings 1
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt ($0.27)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks with juice ($0.35)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger ($0.12)
  • 1 Tbsp honey ($0.11)
  • 4-5 large ice cubes ($0.00)
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  • Peel the ginger and then, using a fine cheese grater, grate it straight into the blender (to catch all of the juice). Add the yogurt, pineapple chunks with juice, honey, and ice cubes.
  • Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

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Serving: 1ServingCalories: 219.7kcalCarbohydrates: 44.6gProtein: 4.9gFat: 4gSodium: 57mgFiber: 1.4g
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pineapple ginger lassi in mason jar with straw

Step By Step Photos

pineapple ginger lassi ingredients on counter top
This is all you need for this amazing drink… yet another reason why I love it. It’s simple and easy to have the ingredients on hand. I like to have the can of pineapple stored in the fridge so that it’s cold before I even start.

ginger and grater
Peel a one inch section of the fresh ginger and then grate it straight into your blender. You want to capture all of that lovely juice that comes out while you’re grating.

pineapple chunks in measuring cup
Measure out about a half cup of pineapple chunks and juice. I actually measured out the chunks first, and then about 1/4 cup of juice, but if you just fill the measuring cup up with both at once, it will pretty much be the same.

ingredients poured into blender
Add the yogurt, pineapple (plus juice), honey, and ice cubes to the blender with the grated ginger.

ingredients blended until smooth
Blend until smooth and then enjoy immediately!

Jar of pineapple ginger lassi with straw
It’s the perfect refresher for those long, exhausting blogging sessions! Ha!

I can’t wait to try more lassi flavors!!

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  1. I used frozen pineapple instead of canned, so I had to add a little water to get it to blend. Also, I used only a tsp of minced ginger (from the squeeze bottle) and I thought it was plenty spicy. :)

  2. You mentioned substituting cardamom (or other spices) for the ginger. Ginger is not my favorite flavor (for some reason it makes me think of soap) but I adore the scent/flavor of cardamom. How much cardamom would you use?

    1. Cardamom can vary quite a bit in potency with its freshness, so I would go by taste here. Luckily smoothies are really easy to taste and add more as needed. So I’d start with a really small amount, like 1/8 tsp, blend it, taste it, and then keep adding more as needed.

  3. We had our first pineapple lassi in Bali and this tasted even better. Thank you for the recipe. What a nice way to remember our wonderful holiday.

  4. This is amazing! I’ve been having this for breakfast for the past couple weeks, and when a local grocery store had fresh pineapple on sale, I grabbed three and tossed them in the blender, then froze the puree, so now all I have to do is thaw a pineapple puck, grate some ginger, and stir everything together! I love it!

  5. NOM! Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it with homemade milk kefir, raw honey, canned pineapple, and fresh ginger. So good!

  6. Delicious and refreshing! I love making lassi and this is a new favorite flavor.

  7. I am so making this!!!!! I’m making an Indian food feast for my bf when he gets home from work. This will definitely make him happy. Thanks for sharing!!! Also, do you think you might be trying your hand at samosas? Just putting the thought out there :).

  8. I take equal parts milk and yogurt, some sugar, and ice and blend them all together. SO HEAVENLY!