Coconut (in its various forms) is a staple item that I have enjoyed a lot of ever since I embarked on my own personal discovery of eating a paleo diet. I drink coconut water most days, and coconut milk is a favourite ingredient in many of the dishes I make, including delicious smoothies (I’ll post some awesome recipes using coconut water and coconut milk in the coming weeks).
What I love about coconut yoghurt
It’s creamy and silky just like traditional yoghurt. It has a slightly sweet flavour so there is no need for any added sweetener (so if you enjoy vanilla yoghurt you’ll love it and get the benefit of no sugar!) It is delicious on its own, but I normally serve with some fresh fruit.
What’s good about it?
As mentioned, it is dairy-free, sugar-free and suitable for the paleo diet. It’s made in almost the same way as traditional yoghurt with live cultures. In fact, I plan to try and make my own using a similar technique to homemade yoghurt. I will definitely post the recipe once I’ve perfected it!
Where do you get it?
The only brand I have found so far is called Co Yo - an Australian owned brand. It comes in a range of flavours but I prefer the natural flavour. I found it at the Crown Street Grocer in Surry Hills (Sydney) but it’s available at selected grocers around Australia. Check out the website store locator for more information.