Mint Lassi: A Yogurt Smoothie

Mint Lassi: A Yogurt Smoothie

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
203 Calories
8g Fat
25g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 320mg 25%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 435mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A mint lassi is simply mint and yogurt, with a bit of sweetener, whirled into a smooth and refreshing drink. Mint lassis have great flavor, but they also have tremendous power to cool, both against high temperatures outside and hot spices on a plate. Try this refreshing drink to cool off on a hot afternoon, or serve it alongside spicy food at dinner to help tame the mouth-burning heat. You can even start a hot day off with one at breakfast and enjoy it as more of a smoothie.


  • 1 cup mint leaves

  • 2 cups whole milk yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar, honey, or agave syrup, plus more to taste (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Mint Lassi: A Yogurt Smoothie ingredients

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  2. Put the mint leaves, yogurt, and sweetener (if using) in a blender. (Note: whole milk yogurt yields the most "drinkable" lassi since it doesn't contain any thickeners, but low-fat and non-fat yogurts work fine too if you are watching your calorie intake.)

    mint leaves, yogurt, and sweetener in a blender

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  3. Blend until very smooth. Taste and add more sweetener, if you like.

    mint leaves, yogurt, and sweetener blended together in a blender

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  4. Pour into glasses, add a mint sprig to each as a garnish, if you like, and serve.

    Mint Lassi: A Yogurt Smoothie in a glass, garnished with mint

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck


  • Add a teaspoon or two (to taste) of lime juice for an extra kick.
  • Add dimension to the flavor by adding a pinch of salt as well.