Vegan yogurt is usually made from soy, almond, or coconut milk. These products make a healthful and convenient snack that can potentially improve your digestion since they’re loaded with probiotic bacteria. You can find vegan yogurts in the refrigerated section of any health food store, as well as in most supermarkets. If you’re looking for a protein-rich food, choose soy yogurt since it has far more protein than yogurts made from almond or coconut milk. Read labels to confirm, but in general soy yogurt is a great protein source, almond yogurt varies widely by brand, and coconut yogurt contains very little protein.
Also consider choosing an unsweetened product, since many vegan yogurts contain almost as much sugar as does ice cream. Unsweetened vegan yogurt is a perfect topping for fruit salad, since it provides a nice tang that contrasts pleasantly against the fruit’s sweetness. If you choose soy yogurt and garnish it with chopped nuts, you’ll get a big hit of protein as well.
Yogurt is surprisingly easy to make at home, and the required equipment and starter culture is easy to find and super cheap. Just use a yogurt maker or an Instant Pot that features a yogurt setting, and add some vegan yogurt culture to your vegan milk in the quantity directed.
Vegan Yogurt Brands:
- Dream Almond Dream or Coconut Dream Yogurt
- Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt
- Nancy’s Organic Soy Yogurt
- Silk Soy or AlmondMilk Yogurt
- So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt
- Stonyfield O’Soy Organic Dairy-Free Yogurt
- Trader Joe’s Soy or Coconut Yogurt)