Turmeric lassi

In India lassi is often drunk after a spicy meal. Traditionally the recipe is a blend of yoghurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit. The basic recipe can be adapted to suite different palates and dietary needs. For example, to make it dairy free, use a plant based milk such as Oat Drink instead of yogurt. You can also add any fruit of your choice such as mango or pineapple to the basic recipe. The spices can also vary. A little cardamom or cinnamon can be used instead of turmeric.

Makes 4 small glasses


500ml Oat Drink or a combination of Oat Drink and natural yogurt

2 bananas
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
2 tsp honey, preferably unpasteurized
juice from half a lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground turmeric (or ½ tsp ground cinnamon or cardamom)
4 -5 ice cubes

raspberries or other berries to serve


Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth. Pour the lassi into four small glasses. To make the lassi look even brighter add a dusting of ground turmeric and a berry or two before serving.