Authentic yoghurt has a thick, velvety texture, tangy, and super creamy.
But with vegan yoghurt, you will also get the nutty flavour.
It is super delicious and easy to make at home
that I believe you will start to make it once you’ve done reading the recipe.
As a vegan, especially newly become vegan, yoghurt is one thing that people want to have.
In my case, I never miss to have a dairy product, but why not consuming vegan yoghurt?
It is good for my gut and is super tasty and creamy.
Vegan may have varied options to have fermented meals and beverages such as pickled veggies,
sauerkraut, vegan kimchi, sourdough bread, miso, kombucha or tempeh.
But consuming vegan yoghurt is fun too.
I usually use it as the top of my fruit pieces or eat it with the granola in the morning,
its also good for baking
What are the ingredients of vegan yogurt?
So, I tried to make some vegan yoghurt recipes,
I use cashew as I love the nutty taste of cashew and how it never fails me to use it
as the vegan base ingredient to create dairy-free products.
I thought making vegan yoghurt would be especially difficult because you have to use vegan and unusual ingredients.
However, I figured out that you only need 3 ingredients to make: water, cashews, and probiotics.
Get probiotics of any kind. But make sure that you get the vegan probiotics.
You can find any vegan store that sells yoghurt with vegan live cultures.
What Are Vegan Live Cultures?
Just like non-vegan who uses bacteria to make yoghurts,
vegan live cultures also make yoghurts from Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria
which is one family with Lactobacillus.
You may wonder that vegan and people who are lactose intolerant will avoid any ingredients
which include dairy, meat, and Lacto.
However, not all ingredient with ‘Lacto’ contains dairy,
including lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria
which is the main agent to turn milk into yoghurt.
All families of Lactobacillus probiotics are mostly vegan as they aren’t animal but bacteria.
But, they can be raised or grown with vegan or non – vegan culture.
They can be fed with some types of sugar which are taken from plant-based or dairy milk.
Some of them are cultured in dairy.
Because of this, vegan and lactose intolerant people prefer to consume probiotics
which is cultured with plant or labelled as “dairy-free” or ‘’vegan’’.
You can check the label of the probiotics whether it is cultured in dairy or not
or simply find the ‘vegan’ label on the package.
A Simple Recipe For Vegan Cashew Yoghurt
I’m so excited to share this cashew recipe to you.
I guarantee this cashew yoghurt is super easy to make, tasty and healthier.
However, it is not recommended to consume it while you are having low – tyramine diets or migraine.
We use unsalted raw cashews to make.
- 400gr unsalted raw cashews
- 375ml cup water
- 4 tbsp of lemon juice
- ¼tbsp of sea salt
- 3 packs of probiotic supplements
- Soak raw cashews overnight or soak for 4 to 5 hours with hot boiled water, then drained
- Pour the cashews into a high-speed blender with all ingredients except probiotic supplements. Blend until smooth and creamy
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and add 3 packs of probiotic supplement. If you have it in capsule form, open the capsule as we only need the powder. Mix it well
- Cover the mixture with a cheesecloth and let it ferment. Put it in a dark room with a cool temperature for at least 12 hours or more until set.
- Your vegan yogurt is ready
- Keep it in the fridge until cold for the best serving.
Nutrition value of Vegan Cashew Yoghurt
Here is the estimation of nutrition value in one serving. Serving size: 1/8 of the total serving.
- calories: 252
- Carbohydrates: 14.1gr
- Fibre: 1.5gr
- Monounsaturated fat: 7gr
- Polyunsaturated fat: 3gr
- Fat: 19.8gr
- Saturated fat: 3.5gr
- Trans fat: 0gr
- Cholesterol: 0gr
- Sugar: 2.8gr
- Sodium: 66.9mg
- Potassium: 226mg
- Iron: 1.1mg
- protein 8.3gr
Level up Your Yoghurt
Vegan cashew yoghurt is yummy as it is.
However, if you want to level up the game by adding some flavour.
If you are concern with the sugar added in store-bought yoghurt,
it is safer to make it by yourself and adding natural sweetener from stevia, maple syrup, vanilla, or fruits.
Benefits of vegan probiotics
There is some ongoing research about the probiotic benefits.
The researchers are finding out that some bacteria brings a good effect on the body.
Some potential benefits of consuming probiotics are:
- Reduce the risk of cancer: There are some studies stated that the gut microbiota can lead to some diseases such as colitis-associated cancer and bowel diseases. Therefore, they recommend consuming probiotics regularly to keep us away from it.
- Improve gut health: Probiotics are the best meal for the good digestion. It helps to break down and speed up the digestion processes. As a result, it will reduce the constipation issue and irritable bowel syndrome
- Improve the vaginal health: Vagina contains bacteria. However, it will create yeast if it isn’t controlled well. Consuming probiotics can restore the PH balance which helps to prevent this issue.
- Manage the diabetes issue: Some researchers have reported that probiotics can control the glycemic index and lipid metabolism in people who have type 2 diabetes.
- Reduce the risk of metabolic issue: There are some people with a metabolic issue which make them suffer from type 2 diabetes, non – alcoholic fatty liver, and obesity. They can prevent and treat diseases by consuming probiotics regularly.
- Maintain the mental health: The researchers believe that the health of the gut and metabolic rate will influence the mental health too. Hence, they suggest that consuming probiotics can reduce some mental health issues including anxiety and depression
How to store your vegan yoghurt and how long can it last?
Put the yoghurt in a jar with a secured lid and keep it in the refrigerator.
It may thicken once chilled.
Remember to always use clean utensils when scooping it out.
You can enjoy fresh, yummy, and healthy yoghurt for 7 to 10 days.
As a vegan, we have various meals and beverages,
we even have a broader option than non – vegans including this vegan yoghurt.
Anyone can make it from scratch as it is easy to make and only require a few ingredients that you can find anywhere in a supermarket or online store.
You just need to make sure that the probiotics are cultured with vegan!
you will find this information in the label.
If you try to make this vegan yoghurt at home, comment down below and let me know how it was for you.
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