Vegan Coconut Yoghurt from the Yoga Girl® Kitchen

Making your own yoghurt is actually so easy and simple, and since we all have a bit of time on our hands, why not add homemade coconut yoghurt to the list of quarantine kitchen creations?

The truth is, yoghurt is so good for you, and quite delicious as well!

Yoghurt contains beneficial probiotics that help your gut bacteria to stay balanced and supported.

Probiotics are the “good bacteria” you want in your gut to support digestion and maintain optimal gut health.

Probiotics can help to treat or prevent a number of illnesses and conditions such as IBS, Chrohn’s disease, eczema, H. pylori, vaginal infections and urinary tract infections, amongst others.

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Probiotics help to fight the bad bacteria that can bring the ph out of balance and helps to regenerate the good bacteria in the digestive system.

The best thing to do is research your probiotics before you buy them. Be sure they are organic, and their source is authentic. Do the legwork, read reviews online, and be sure to buy a quality product that works specific for the condition you are using them for.

The best probiotics that work in yoghurt would be the pill form, you can open them and just sprinkle them into the coconut milk. Acidophilus is optimal when making yoghurt, as it will multiply and generate those bacteria fighting probiotics!

We love to make a strawberry chia compote to go with the yoghurt, this is a really easy, quick process as well!

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Vegan Coconut Yoghurt from the Yoga Girl® Kitchen

The Ingredients:

  • 2 Cans of Coconut Milk
  • 4 Probiotic Pills of Choice
  • Granola of Choice (optional)
  • Maple Syrup (optional)

The Ingredients for Strawberry Chia Compote (optional):

  • 1-2 Cups Frozen Strawberries
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

The Process:

This process is SO SIMPLE.

  1. Just open the cans of coconut milk and scoop out the thick, creamy part.

  2. Put it in a mason jar and then stir in the powder of the 4 probiotic pills. Secure a cheesecloth ( or you can use an old, clean t-shirt or rag) over the top of the mason jar with a rubber band and leave it out in room temperature for about 48 hours, then stir and put in the fridge.

  3. Delicious, healthy, homemade vegan coconut yoghurt! You can sweeten it a bit with vanilla or maple syrup, but we think it’s nice as is.

You can add a sweet strawberry chia compote to the yogurt, and maybe a little granola for crunch!

To make the strawberry chia compote: Simply heat frozen strawberries on the stove, and then mash with a potato masher. Throw in some chia seeds, stir, and your done! A delicious, sweet delectable sauce in minutes!

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