Fig Lassi

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Two cups of fig lassi, a Yogurt drink with figs on a table surrounded by Golden Figs.

Creamy, rich, and refreshing, this fig lassi is the perfect drink that will bring a boost of energy and nutrients to your day. This yogurt-based drink is simply made with a 3-ingredient base and naturally sweetened with the Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Dried figs.  Grab this easy recipe to enjoy for breakfast or a midday snack!

Two cups of fig lassi, a Yogurt drink with figs on a table surrounded by Golden Figs.

Lassi is a blended dairy-based drink that has originated centuries ago in the Punjab region of India. It is traditionally made with a wooden churner and enjoyed as a coolant after being out in the summer heat. This drink is rich in nutrients like calcium which supports bone health and provides gut-friendly probiotics from the yogurt. Typically, lassi can be made both sweet and salty with flavor add-ins or garnish like fresh herbs, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. Although there are endless flavor variations to choose from, fig lassi seems to be a popular request in my household. 

Quench your thirst with an energizing yogurt drink full of nutrients. This Fig Lassi is refreshing on hot days and a great healthy snack.

The addition of dried figs can contribute a natural sweet touch along with a nutrient boost to this energizing drink. Figs can add to the bone health benefits of lassi since they are a great source of minerals like calcium and phosphorous. Incorporating dried figs in your diet can also give a dose of dietary fiber which is linked to reducing heart disease risk and improved digestive health.

Quench your thirst with an energizing yogurt drink full of nutrients. This Fig Lassi is refreshing on hot days and a great healthy snack.

Blending figs into lassi can provide a source of complex carbohydrates which can be a steady source of energy to fuel your day. Whether you are tired from a long day of work, in need of an energizing snack to support your workout or are on a hunt for a quick nutrient boost, this fig lassi can be a great pick. This ancient drink not only tastes delightful but also is a nutrient powerhouse filled with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Enjoy this drink chilled and garnished with crushed nuts, basil seeds, and fresh mint.

Fig Lassi — Yogurt Drink with Figs

Quench your thirst with an energizing yogurt drink full of nutrients. This Fig Lassi is refreshing during hot days or makes a great healthy snack.
Two cups of fig lassi, a Yogurt drink with figs on a table surrounded by Golden Figs.
Nutrition
Servings 2

Ingredients

Optional Garnishes

  • 1 tablespoon crushed almonds
  • Fresh mint leaved
  • Sliced dried figs

Instructions

  • Blend the yogurt, milk, and dried figs until smooth.  Add a splash of water if you would like a thinner consistency. Stir in basil seeds and ground cardamom.
  • Pour into serving glasses and garnish with crushed almonds, mint leaves, and/or dried fig slices. Serve chilled or over ice.

Notes

Recipe, photos, and article by Huma Chaudhry, RD

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One Comment on “Fig Lassi”

  1. 5 stars
    This drink is so nutritious! I usually add mangoes in my lassi but figs can also be a great flavor swap. Thank you for this recipe!

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