09 Sep Homemade Vegan Probiotic Coconut “Yogurt”
I love yogurt! Yogurt and granola, yogurt and berries, yogurt in my smoothie bowls! However, commercial yogurts often are laden with sugar, artificial color, and artificial flavors. Also, dairy is not everyone’s friend; therefore, finding a good dairy-free alternative to yogurt which is clean, has the texture of yogurt and tastes great is important.
This creamy coconut yogurt is a great alternative to dairy for my vegan friends, those with lactose-intolerance or just people looking to reduce dairy for other reasons. It’s also delicious, contains helpful probiotics for a healthy digestive tract, and is made free of sugars or unwanted additives. To learn more about the health benefits of yogurt check out this article on Probiotics.
Making homemade yogurt sounds like a daunting task — something you need to buy a yogurt machine or special equipment for. This is far from the truth. This method is quick, easy, a no mess, no fuss approach. Honestly, as a busy working mom, I always look for simple ways to get healthy staples into my fridge and pantry. This not only makes me feel good knowing what is in it for my family’s health and wellness but also saves money on food costs which are a perk we can all appreciate. Please check out my Recipe Page for other easy homemade essentials.
This is a super simple recipe that I use all the time for a quick tasty dairy-free yogurt substitute. You will need about one cup of young coconut meat (about 2-3 coconuts). Sometimes when I am rushed for time, I cheat and buy the coconut meat! There are several good brands available that offer freshly frozen young Thai coconut meat. I really like the brand Feeding Change, but choose whatever brand you prefer. Try this yogurt with your favorite toppings like fruits and nuts, add it to your morning smoothies or try it in my Homemade Bottom Fruit Yogurt Cups.