A Probiotic-Rich Vegan Breakfast: Coconut Kefir

Want an easy, dairy-free coconut yogurt? Give this recipe a try — it's simple, delicious, and makes a great probiotic-packed breakfast.

Boost your inner ecosystem with the beneficial bacteria in this delicious yogurt to keep your immune system strong.

You'll need a sterilized glass bowl or large jar, a blender, a strainer, a square of muslin (cheesecloth), an elastic band, and a wooden spoon. Avoid using metal, and store in a glass jar.

Coconut Kefir Yogurt

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 3 young coconuts, at room temperature
  • 2 dairy-free probiotic capsules or 1 tablespoon dairy-free probiotic powder
  • liquid stevia or stevia powder, to taste
  • fresh berries, to serve (optional)

Preparation

1. Open the coconuts and strain the coconut water into a bowl. Set aside.

2. Scrape out the coconut flesh, trying not to include any husk, and place in a blender. Add the coconut water and blend until creamy — it should have the consistency of yogurt.

3. Pour the mixture into a glass bowl and add the contents of the probiotic capsules or the probiotic powder.

4. Cover the bowl with muslin (cheesecloth), securing it with the elastic band, and put in a cool, dry, dark place for 1 to 2 days. When ready, it should taste fairly sharp without a hint of sweetness.

5. Add stevia to taste, then refrigerate and enjoy over the next 7 days. Serve with fresh berries, if using.

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