Paleo Friendly Coconut Yogurt

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If you are looking for a delicious, creamy, easy to make, dairy free yogurt - you have come to the right page. Coconut yogurt is not only super yummy, it's extremely beneficial to your health. Why is this yogurt healthier for you? Read the benefits of coconut oil (coconut cream benefits are similar) Coconut milk or cream yogurts have the added benefits that probiotics provide, which are: great gut health and improved digestion.

You get many different recipes for coconut yogurt online. The ones I share here are completely natural and thickener free.


How to Make Homemade Yogurt

Easy Two Ingredient Coconut Cream Yogurt

What you will need:

  • A vegan yogurt starter. 
  • 1 tin Coconut cream (BPA free) Which coconut cream to buy? Native Forest’s coconut cream and milk cans are free from harmful BPA.

How to make homemade coconut yogurt with cream:

  • Make sure you do this when you have an oven free for 24hours.
  • Sterilize all your utensils.
  • It is not necessary to heat your cream beforehand.
  • Strain any water from the coconut cream tin. You will only using the cream. 
  • Add vegan starter. 
  • Mix well with a hand beater for a few seconds. 
  • Place your mixture into a sterilized jar. (how to sterilize below) Place the lid on top and put inside your oven with only the light on. 
  • The oven door must be shut and the jar should be wrapped with a kitchen cloth. 
  • The perfect temperature for fermentation is 105ºF (40ºC). 
  • Leave in the oven for 24 hour. This generates enough heat for fermentation, so that the probiotics can do their job and turn your cream into yogurt.
  • Leave in the fridge for a further 6 hours before eating.

If you cannot find coconut cream that is BPA free...

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Easy Coconut Milk Yogurt

Ingredients

Homemade coconut milk yogurt method:

  • Sterilize all your utensils.
  • It is not necessary to heat your milk beforehand.
  • Add the vegan yogurt starter. 
  • Mix well with a hand beater for a few seconds. 
  • Place your mixture into a sterilized jar. (how to sterilize below) Place the lid on top and put inside your oven with only the light on. 
  • The oven door must be shut and the jar should be wrapped with a kitchen cloth. 
  • The perfect temperature for fermentation is 105ºF (40ºC). Leave in the oven for 24 hour. This generates enough heat for fermentation, so that the probiotics can do their job and turn your mixture into yogurt.
  • Leave in the fridge for a further 6 hours before eating.


How to Sterilize a Glass Jar and Utensils.

Wash your jar, lid and utensils with soapy water. Rinse. Place in boiling water for a few seconds. Allow to air dry. 

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Extra Tips for Making Coconut Yogurt

  • If your temperature is too high, you will kill the bacteria, if the temperature is too low it won't ferment (thicken).
  • If your yogurt separates in the fridge you can whip it up again until it's the right consistency.
  • Instead of an oven, you can use a dehydrator. Set the temperature for 105 degrees F. Put the jar as far away from the element as possible.
  • If your yogurt is not thick enough, you can put the mixture into a nut bag and allow to drip for 6 hours, the same way you would make homemade greek yogurt. Then leave in the fridge for 6 hours.
  • Sterilizing all your utensils will prevent any bad bacteria from colonizing the batch of yogurt.
  • If you are worried about leaving the cream out the fridge, don't be. This is how all yogurt and fermented foods are made, even your store bought yogurt.  
  • If you don't want to use a vegan yogurt starter, you can use coconut cream on its own instead of making a yogurt. How to make whipped coconut cream. Whip the cream and blend in a few "friendly flora" capsules for the added probiotic benefit. This is quick and easy. The only downside is that its not as tangy as the fermented version.  
  • If you would like to add some sweetness to your yogurt, you can mix in some honey.
  • Now that you have your yogurt, you can use it the same way you would any regular yogurt. Have it on your fruit, eat it just like that or make a delicious smoothie.

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Warning

If your yogurt mixture turns any other color or has a pink layer floating on the top, it has been contaminated and should be thrown away. 



My Favorite Smoothie Recipe

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  • ½ cup coconut cream yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 dates
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 6 frozen grapes
  • 1 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 20g protein powder (I use Herbalife's meal replacement)

Blend it all together and enjoy!


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