Vegan yogurt is usually made from soy, almond, or coconut milk. These products make a healthful and convenient snack that is loaded with beneficial probiotic bacteria. You can find various brands in the refrigerated section of any health food store, as well as in most supermarkets.
If you want to add more protein to your diet, choose soy yogurt since it has far more protein than yogurts made from almond or coconut milk. Protein amounts vary widely by brand. But in general, soy yogurt contains the most protein. Almond yogurt also has significant protein, but less than soy. Coconut yogurt contains virtually no protein.
Consider choosing an unsweetened product. Many brands 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 maximize your protein dose.
Homemade Vegan Yogurt
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:
As dairy-free eating has gained popularity, vegan yogurts have gone from a fringe product to one carried by nearly every supermarket. Long-time dairy-based manufacturers like Nancy’s and even Dannon (via its Silk subsidiary) now offer vegan versions.
And with the recent craze for Greek yogurt, Chobani has released a vegan version.
- 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)