When it comes to a healthy breakfast option that’s versatile and easy to take on the go with you, yogurt is one of the first food options that come to mind. However, the price of those little containers can quickly add up when you’re enjoying them every day. The truth is, making your own yogurt isn’t as hard as you may think. In fact, we have some tips and tricks for you that will have you making your own creamy yogurt in no time. Ditch the plastic cups, save some money, and get creative with your probiotic yogurt!

The Fermentation Process
Vegan Coconut Probiotic Yogurt

Plant-based chef and yoga instructor Claire Ragozzino offers two different ways to prepare yogurt in her Coconut Probiotic Yogurt recipe; the fast way and the longer, fermentation process. She says that both methods contain healthy gut promoting probiotics, but one is sweeter and one is a little more tart. If you’re a fan of the thicker, tarter Greek-style yogurts, then fermentation is the route for you. If you struggle with digesting foods and have a slow elimination, then fermentation is the route for you. If you want a quick and healthy breakfast option, then this yogurt can be made and eaten without the fermentation process.


Explore Non-Dairy Options
Vegan 4-Ingredient Probiotic Oat Yogurt

Personal Wellness Coaches and authors of the awesome cookbook The Vegan Weight Loss ManifestoNikki and Zuzana switches it up by adding oat milk to their 4-Ingredient Probiotic Oat Yogurt! For this recipe, they use oats and young coconut blended together with good probiotics to create a rich and creamy treat similar to Greek yogurt. It’s pretty simple to make, cost-effective, and has many health benefits.

Make It Creamy and Thick
Vegan Homemade Coconut Greek Yogurt

Karen Kitto, the blogger behind Karen Luvs Life, shares her tips for making awesome Greek-style yogurt right in your own home! This Homemade Coconut Greek Yogurt is simple, easy, and only calls for three ingredients. You will come out with a deliciously creamy coconut greek yogurt that is perfect for making smoothies, parfaits, or just for eating plain.

Get Creative With Your Yogurt!
Vegan Dreamy Yogurt Cheesecake With Cocoa-Coconut Crust

Joyce Gan, recipe developer and creator of Light Orange Bean shows that yogurt isn’t just limited to parfaits! How beautiful is this raw Dreamy Yogurt Cheesecake? The ground cashew nuts combined with yogurt give it an extremely smooth and creamy texture. The beet shreds added a nice color and a very mild beet taste that you may not even notice while the lemon zest and lemon juice just give an extra tangy taste. This no-bake cake looks extravagant, but it’s so easy to make!

It’s always fun to try something new, and it tastes all the better when you make it yourself! Save money and know exactly what is going in your yogurt by making it at home!


For more ways to use yogurt, check out our Yogurt archives. We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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