This creamy, fruity, low-carb and keto strawberry lassi is a simple and quick treat to make. A lassi is a traditional, yogurt-based drink from India that is deliciously refreshing and healthy.
Since yogurt is the main ingredient in a lassi, it's high in protein and calcium, and packed with probiotics (healthy bacteria that can improve immune system and gut health).
You can enjoy a lassi anytime of the day -- at breakfast, as a snack, or as an after-dinner treat. This low-carb and keto strawberry lassi is quite filling because it's a full serving of yogurt with a handful of strawberries. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is just 5 ingredients.
What is a lassi?
A lassi is a popular drink in India that typically includes yogurt (also referred to as curd), water/ice, spices and sometimes fruit. Traditional lassis do not typically include milk. There are many different types of lassis -- ranging from sweet to savory. Mango is one of the most popular sweet lassis -- and, boy, is it delicious! A strawberry lassi isn't as common in India since strawberries aren't as widely available.
Although lassis can be enjoyed year round, most people like to enjoy them in the summer since they're a refreshing and cooling drink.
To make this strawberry lassi low-carb and keto friendly, we had to adjust the level of various ingredients. For example, this strawberry lassi uses a lower level of yogurt and strawberries, and increases the level of ice. This helps keep the carbs low.
For this recipe, you can use either unsweetened Greek yogurt (like FAGE) or a keto-friendly yogurt like Two Good. We have recipe instructions and nutrition information for both below. If you use unsweetened Greek yogurt, then the carbs will be slightly higher.
Also, in this recipe we use frozen organic strawberries to achieve a thicker consistency, but you may use fresh organic strawberries as well.
The strawberry lassi ingredients include: unsweetened, plain Greek yogurt OR strawberry-flavored Two Good yogurt (which is Greek-style yogurt and keto friendly), organic frozen strawberries, Swerve Sweetener, ice and a pinch of cardamom.
How to Make a Strawberry Lassi
In a blender, you'll pulse together ice cubes, frozen organic strawberries (or fresh strawberries are fine too), yogurt, Swerve Sweetener, and a pinch of cardamom. You simply blend these ingredients until smooth and it's done!
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR TWO STRAWBERRY LASSIS:
- A low-carb strawberry lassi made with FAGE unsweetened Greek yogurt. This recipe is a little higher in carbs since it's made with Greek yogurt and uses more strawberries.
- A keto strawberry lassi made with Two Good strawberry-flavored, Greek-style yogurt. This recipe is lower in carbs since it uses Two Good yogurt that is already sweetened with strawberries and sugar-free sweeteners. Therefore, this lassi uses less strawberries and less sugar-free sweetener.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can you eat Greek yogurt on a keto diet?
Yes, plain Greek yogurt can be included in a keto diet in moderation. It is slighter higher in carbs than other keto-friendly yogurts such as Two Good yogurt. That said, Greek yogurt is a healthy food option since it's high in protein and calcium, and full of probiotics. An individual container of unsweetened, FAGE Greek yogurt with 0% milkfat is 5 net carbs.
Are strawberries okay to eat on a keto diet?
Yes, you can eat strawberries (and in general most berries) while on keto as long as you monitor you how many you eat. A helpful rule of thumb is that one strawberry has about 1 net carb. This makes them a wonderful low-carb recipe ingredient since they offer a fresh fruity flavor — but just be careful not to add too many!
What is cardamom and is it keto-friendly? Cardamom is a spice typically used in Indian cooking, which comes from seed pods of plants in the ginger family. Cardamom, like many other spices, does contain carbs. One teaspoon of cardamom is a little less than a carb. Since this recipe contains just a pinch of cardamom, the carbs are negligible.
Can I use another sugar-free sweetener other than Swerve?
Yes, you can use another sugar-free sweetener if you prefer. Just be sure to adjust the measurements for the sugar-free sweetener as necessary (check the conversion rate!).
- 1 FAGE Total 0% Milkfat Plain Greek Yogurt (6 ounces)
- 3 ounces frozen strawberries (fresh is fine too)
- 2 tablespoons Swerve Sweetener (granular)
- 7 ice cubes
- Pinch of ground cardamom
- Make lassi: In a blender. pulse together ice cubes, frozen or fresh strawberries, yogurt, Swerve Sweetener, and a pinch of cardamom. Blend until smooth. Serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 118.5Total Fat 0.3gSaturated Fat 0.0gCholesterol 10.0mgSodium 65.9mgCarbohydrates 35.9gNet Carbohydrates 10.2gFiber 35.9gSugar 9.2gSugar Alcohols 24.0gProtein 18.6g
- 1 Two Good Strawberry Greek-Style Yogurt (5.3 ounces)
- 2 ounces frozen organic strawberries (fresh is fine too)
- 1 tablespoon Swerve Sweetener (granular)
- 7 ice cubes
- Pinch of ground cardamom
Make lassi: In a blender. pulse together ice cubes, frozen or fresh strawberries, yogurt, Swerve Sweetener, and a pinch of cardamom. Blend until smooth. Serve.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 99.1Total Fat 2.2gSaturated Fat 1.0gCholesterol 5.0mgSodium 35.6mgCarbohydrates 19.6gNet Carbohydrates 6.5gFiber 1.2gSugar 4.8gSugar Alcohols 12.0gProtein 12.4g