Coconut yoghurt – delicious paleo heaven!

Coconut YoghurtI stumbled across a new product recently that I’d highly recommend for paleo lovers and dairy-free eaters – yoghurt made with coconut milk.

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.

Enjoy!

 

Alison Sims

Passionate about real food and healthy living, Alison Sims is the founder and author of Paleo Foodies. She is on a mission to discover the best paleo dining in Australia and all around the world. What started as a part time blog in 2013 has lead to a full time career for Alison, who previously spent a decade in Advertising and Marketing. She is now a regular contributor to health and lifestyle publications, a public speaker in food and health, and co-publisher of Paleo Foodies Magazine.

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  • Reply September 14, 2013

    Claire

    Hi Ali – first of all, congratulations on your blog. It is awesome and full of great information. I follow a Paleo lifestyle 100% and have tried, tested and investigated a lot of products. CoYo is one that I am not convinced about. I’m actually not able to eat it without getting severe stomach upset…warning bells for me.

    CoYo is sweetened with Xylitol which is a sugar alcohol derived most often from corn. It is also thickened with tapioca starch, which in theory is okay but still a highly processed starch and not ideal.

    Might want to eat this stuff in moderation! It does tastes delicious :-)

    • Reply September 19, 2013

      Ali @ Paleo Foodies

      Hi Claire

      Thanks so much for your feedback. When I first tried CoYo, I must admit that I was pretty hooked. But I no longer include it in my diet, I guess I prefer to use pure coconut milk and coconut water. It just goes to show that you should always check the label! I agree that things like this should be eaten in moderation. Although not perfect, it still is an option for people who miss dairy-based yoghurt, which is laden with many more nasties!

      I’d love to know more about how you got into Paleo and your experiences – sounds like you are very passionate about it! Email me at info@paleofoodies.com.au if you’d like to have a chat.

      Cheers,
      Ali

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