In the McJordan household, we eat both coconut and sheep's milk yogurt and sometimes goat too. We don't do cow dairy yogurt because it doesn't agree with me (makes me puffy and constipated) and Walker doesn't really care either way.
Although, truth be told when we first started dating he was all about the Greek yogurt and after hanging out with me most of the time he stopped eating as much dairy and guess what? His digestion dramatically improved (no more farting). In fact, we have a fart-free household, lol. Well, maybe sometimes Vienna toots but it's not because she's eating Greek yogurt or slurping on cow's milk -- those are foods we just don't buy. Once in a while, I do buy grass-fed yogurt but more often than not we have the other options I just mentioned.
Farting aside, coconut yogurt is not expensive so I often buy it, but lately, I've been making it from scratch because it's a little bit cheaper than buying it every week and it's incredibly delicious.
You'll love how easy coconut yogurt is to make and when you watch my video you'll see exactly what I mean.
Based on the recent news about coconut oil you may be hesitant to make this yogurt, but rest-assured coconut products are incredibly healthy and can be part of a well-balanced diet.
Even though coconut oil and this yogurt are higher in saturated fat, the large majority of it comes from medium chain fatty acids which are proven to be beneficial for weight management, may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and boost immunity.
The truth is, we need all types of fat to be healthy (excluding trans fats), even saturated fats. Saturated fat has many important roles:
And isn't it interesting to note that one of the richest sources of saturated fat in nature is mama milk! Which is why breastfeeding is incredibly important.
It's a myth that saturated fat causes heart disease and sadly, many conventional medical doctors are still simply not aware. Just google "lipid hypothesis" or check out this PubMed link and do your own reading so that you may come to your own conclusions, please. Then tell everyone you know, including your doctor ;)
Okay now that we got that out of the way, let's get to this recipe shall we? Then you can make my delicious Coconut Yogurt Parfait recipe from Joyous Detox!
Just make sure you use organic canned full-fat coconut milk because this recipe will not work with liquid coconut milk in a carton and might not work with homemade coconut milk either if you don't have enough of the fatty cream.
Once you've made this coconut yogurt you can enjoy it many different ways:
The probiotics I used to make this coconut yogurt are Genuine Health's Advanced Gut Health probiotic. As I mentioned in my video, it's a multi-strain probiotic which mimics the gut flora -- you don't have just one type of bacteria living in your gut. You have hundreds of species! But you already know all about that right? You can read more about this probiotic plus the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and why we need both.
And finally, the benefits of this homemade yogurt are impressive. Just like all fermented foods, this yogurt supports gut health, which is essential for:
I'm excited to hear what you think of this wonderful recipe! Be sure to share in the comments section below.
Have a joyous day!