But when it comes to clean delicious coconut yogurt, yep, you can count me in the "cheater camp." Because I want it "clean," sans fillers or starches and I also do not particularly want to fuss with getting starters, yeasts or whatever else I might need to make it "the hard way..."
And because one of my favorite mentors, Andrea Nakayama, is simply brilliant. Which means her recipe is the one that I am going to use to make my coconut yogurt just the way I want it.
So, without further ado, here is Andrea's "Cheater Coconut Yogurt" recipe. It comes from "Feed Your Microbiome Book" by Replenish PDX. This is what I use and it works like magic. Resulting in thick (after it is chilled) coconut yogurt, with NO fillers. Using a probiotic powder instead of the yogurt culture makes this yogurt safer for those with histamine intolerance issues as well. Which is especially welcome during this time (a.k.a "histamine bucket overflowing" ) of the year.
This does not get any better for me because not only does it work beautifully and simply (did I say Andrea is brilliant?) but it also makes my probiotic work "double duty" for me. So try it for yourself! If you are currently not using Gut Pro (the recommend one) as your probiotic, do not fret, try it with the one you have. And, if it does not work, well, maybe your probiotic is not really doing all that much for you inside your gut either:-)? So, give that probioic and extra"run for the money, " make it deliver!
1 (13.5-oz.) can full-fat coconut milk (Andrea's favorite BPA-free brands are Arroy-D, Native Forest, or Natural Value.)
5 opened capsules OR 1 “pinch” GutPro probiotic powder
Note: If you don’t have GutPro probiotic, another powder probiotic may work but I can’t guarantee it. (Start with 50 billion CFU to try it out).
Pour coconut milk into a large mason jar, add probiotic powder, and screw on lid. Give it a good shake to mix it all together. Put it in a cool dark place on your countertop for 3–4 days, shaking the jar about 2 times per day. You’ll know it’s ready when the mixture smells a bit sour and starts to feel thicker when you shake it. When this happens, put it in the fridge to cool and thicken even more. Enjoy it as you would any other type of yogurt.
Are you going to make this? Please do. And post below to let me know how it turned out for you.
Welcome to the "cheater" club, friends:-)!
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