Saturday, December 3, 2011

Recipe: Lazy Strawberry Coconut 'Yogurt'

The best way to eat coconut 'yogurt' is by culturing it first, like Lexie does here. However, when we're running short on time, we make this recipe instead. This dairy-free yogurt tastes amazingly like the real thing. It's thick, not overly sweet and somehow has that tangy aftertaste of a cultured food. The secret lazy ingredient is the added pro-biotic cultures.


Lazy Strawberry Coconut 'Yogurt' (makes 6 cups or ~12 servings)
1 can organic coconut milk (we use Native Forest)
1 organic avocado
1 organic banana
2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen
Pro-biotic blend**

In a blender, mix all ingredients until smooth. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days. Use it anywhere you would in place of traditional yogurt.

**The amount of pro-biotics you add will depend on what brand you're using. Divide the instructed pro-biotic dose by 12 servings to determine how much you should add. For example, 1/4 tsp per person multiplied by 12 servings would equal 3 teaspoons.

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16 comments:

Ricki said...

What a fantastic idea! I saw "avocado" in the ingredients and expected it to be greener. . . love that it stays nice and pink! :D

Re: probiotics, do you mean to multiply the dose by servings? 1/4 tsp divided by 12 is very, very small. . .?? :)

Shanon Hilton said...

Yes, thank you for catching my error! --S

kelli said...

love this! thanks for sharing!

perfect timing, as i've been thinking about how i could add more probiotics into my diet.=)

Heather said...

Looks yummy! I'm impressed that the avocado doesn't make it turn a brown color over time. Since I have everything except the strawberries, I'll have to dig through the freezer to find a different fruit to add.

Shanon Hilton said...

Hi Heather - it stays nice and pink the entire time. :) Let me know how it goes with your substitute fruit - I think raspberries would be excellent!

realfoodforager said...

Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!
http://realfoodforager.com/2011/12/fat-tuesday-december-6-2011/

Robin said...

This is a great recipe. I really need to start making some yogurt, especially for my husband. This is a perfect one to start with since he loves coconut, strawberries and bananas! Thanks for sharing

wilderness said...

Interesting recipe. I have never used probiotics and am not familiar with it. I do make dairy yogurt on occasions however.

Jody said...

Yum! Our boys would love this.

kitsapFG said...

Interesting recipe. I love dairy so much I don't look for non dairy versions of our favorites much - but this recipe looks interesting in its own right.

Miz Helen said...

Avocado,Strawberries,Banana what a great combination, I would just love this, could I have a double serving? Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

realfoodforager said...

This great post is featured at Sunday Snippets this week! Thanks for sharing! Come and check it out!

http://realfoodforager.com/2011/12/sunday-snippets-december-11-2011/

Lexie said...

Brilliant!! Done is good, right :)

[and thanks for the mention!]

xoLexie

Jo's Health Corner/www.naturallysports.com said...

What a great idea to hide an avocado in the yogurt. This work great for my youngest son since he doesn't like avocado. I'm sure that he wouldn't notice it in a yogurt. Thanks for sharing this great recipe on the Living Well Blog Hop!

seeks said...

Just made this, thinking to give it as presents, and totally didn't realize that it made so much. (Reading amount made after the fact, of course.) You said to keep it 3-5 days. You mean you can use it within those 5 days? Or that it's not tangy until 3-5 days later? Thanks! I'll likely use this recipe to make some frozen yogurt too. :9

Shanon Hilton said...

It usually hasn't lasted longer than 3-5 days in our house (meaning we've eaten it up completely by then).

Also, I like to eat things up within a 3-5 day time frame from a freshness standpoint. I would expect the yogurt might be just fine longer than 5 days, but that is just my own personal time frame noted.

I think it will make excellent 'ice cream'.

Great gift idea too! How did it go over?