Yoghurt is a traditional food in many cultures and is used as a probiotic for an abundance of beneficial bacteria, vitamins and minerals. Coconut yoghurt is a dairy alternative to traditional yoghurt (made from cows milk) and is made by culturing coconut milk (or flesh).
Coconut yoghurt is not only delicious, it is incredibly beneficial for our adding the right bacteria to our gut. In turn this strengthens our immune system, builds our bacterial communities and creates a more efficient bowel process. It helps us to breakdown food, absorb nutrients and eliminate waste.
1 can organic coconut milk (or flesh and water from 1 young thai coconut blended until smooth)
3 tbsp honey (or preferred sweetener)
2 probiotic capsules
You will need either a dehydrator, hot water cupboard or warm environment to ensure your yoghurt will culture.
Pour your coconut milk into a jar, and empty the contents of the probiotic capsules into the jar and mix well. Place a clean tea towel over the top of the jar, and secure in place by tying string around the mouth of the jar.
Store the jar for 24 hours in a warm place. After 24 hours, check the yoghurt and stir further. Taste the yoghurt and check that it has started to culture – if you prefer a slight tangy taste – fasten lid on the jar and store in the fridge. Continue to culture yoghurt if you would prefer a stronger flavour. I usually find 24 hours is enough for me.
The yoghurt will store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
1 cup coconut yoghurt
6 tbsp honey or rice malt syrup (you may also sweeten with stevia if preferred)
2 tbsp pupmkin seeds
2 tbsp goji berries
4 tbsp boysenberry
Edible flowers to garnish
1 tbsp freeze dried raspberry (optional)
Olivia Scott from The Raw Kitchen