Be good to your gut
Enjoy the taste and the health benefits of yogurt packed full of probiotics
I AM excited to share my recipe for heavenly homemade coconut yogurt. This luxuriously creamy and tangy yogurt is perfectly satisfying and makes for a wonderful dairy-free option.
The recipe has only two simple ingredients, coconut cream and probiotics capsules. Simply combine them, then leave to sit in a warm place for a day or two. Not only does this yogurt taste beautiful, it is packed full of good, natural bacteria, which is beneficial for stomach flora.
We live in a world where we are exposed to toxins on a daily basis, whether in the food or drink that we ingest, prescribed medicines we take or simply in the air that we breathe. The gut likes to hold on to these toxins, but by including probiotics in our daily diet, we can help to protect the good bacteria in our bodies.
These micro-organisms are not only beneficial for our stomachs and skin, they help to maintain an optimal pH balance in our bodies, helping to eliminate many types of disease and infection right at the root. Probiotics are also known to help reduce inflammation, making a fantastic foundation for a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Homemade coconut yogurt
Makes a small jar full
1 can of full-fat coconut cream, 3 capsules of probiotic powder, 2 tbs honey, maple or agave syrup, a clean glass jar
Sterilise your jar, either by boiling in water for 10 minutes, or by running through a dishwasher cycle. Warm the coconut cream in a saucepan over very low heat, until warm to touch. You can also do this in a bain-marie. Carefully pour the warmed coconut cream into the sterilised jar, add the powder from the probiotic pills and sweetener if using. Stir until well combined. Place the jar in a sunny place (a counter beneath a window works well) for at least 12 hours, preferably 24 hours. You could also place in a yogurt maker, in a hot-water cupboard, wrapped in a tea towel, or in the oven with the light on. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. The yogurt will thicken considerably in the fridge, and become thicker and slightly tarter each day, tasting amazing after 2–3 days. It will keep for up to two weeks stored in the fridge.