homemade coconut yogurt
this homemade coconut yogurt is fermented, which gives it incredible nutritional properties! it’s full of healthy bacteria (probiotics), which are incredible for our gut health and digestion. when our gut is functioning optimally, we will also experience good hormonal balance. this is because there is a group of bacteria in the gut called the “estrobolome” which are responsible for metabolizing excess estrogen in the body.
this recipe also includes maca powder, which supports hormone balance, and ashwagandha for nervous system support. bee pollen is a great for energy due to its concentration of B Vitamins, free-forming amino acids and proteins.
coconut yogurt ingredients
1 can full-fat organic coconut milk (Thai Kitchen and Earth’s Choice brands work best)
2 or 3 probiotic capsules (Best results with Genuine Health brand, 50 billion CFU)
wooden/plastic spoon or stir-stick (do not use metal as it can react negatively with the probiotics)
1 glass mason jar
1 piece of cheesecloth
single-serving bowl add ons
1 teaspoon maca powder
½ teaspoon ashwaghanda
1 teaspoon raw honey or coconut sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon bee pollen
sliced organic strawberries (or any berries)
empty coconut milk into the mason jar and stir until smooth
open probiotic capsules and empty into coconut milk
stir probiotics into coconut milk with a wooden/plastic spoon or stir-stick (do not use metal as it can react negatively with the probiotics!)
cover the mason jar with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band or string
let the mixture sit on your counter for 72 hours to allow it to ferment (if your house/kitchen is hotter than standard room temperature, it will need less time and vice versa for colder room temperature)
after 72 hours, taste-test your yogurt! if it’s not sour or thick enough for your taste, let it sit out for another day or so
once you like the taste, keep your yogurt refrigerated for up to 1 week
to make your yogurt bowl, mix maca and ashwaghanda with one serving of coconut yogurt, then top with berries and bee pollen.