Candida Diet, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo
Most commercial non-dairy yogurts are loaded with thickening agents and additives that are ultimately a form of processed sugar. Locust bean gum, anyone? Since most of us are used to store bought yogurt you may be surprised that homemade yogurts are thin and watery by comparison. This recipe uses gelatin to add healthy collagen and thicken the yogurt in a more organic way. Flavor it with fresh berries, homemade granola and/or fresh mint for a delicious probiotic infused snack! By fermenting this yogurt for 24 hours you boost the probiotic content and get the most benefits for your digestive system. This yogurt keeps for weeks and can easily be used in both sweet and savory preparations.
3-12oz cans full fat coconut milk, with no added preservatives
1 envelope 0.5 oz gelatin
1 envelope belle & bella non-dairy yogurt starter (or substitute one small container of commercial yogurt)
1. Heat coconut milk until just before boiling over medium heat. Stirring occasionally.
2. Allow coconut milk to cool for 45 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk vigoroursly gelatin, yogurt starter and 2 tablespoons of coconut milk. Make sure gelatin has dissolved and no clumps remain!
3. Once smooth, pour into remaining coconut milk and whisk until combined well.
4. Pour into 6-6oz glass jars and place into yogurt maker. Turn on and ferment for 24 hours. You may need to turn yogurt maker on for two cycles of time to get the full 24 hours.
5. Place yogurt into refrigerator uncovered and allow to cool for 8 hours. Place lids on and keep refrigerated.
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Keri Marino is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Propmaker. She owns and operates Yoga Unique offering Yoga Therapy, Classes, Workshops and Yoga products. It is her mission to empower others to have improved quality of life through the practice of Yoga!
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