A healthy, Paleo breakfast that is Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and can be made in minutes. This Coconut Yogurt Breakfast Bowl is perfect for kids that can't eat dairy, adults in need of a quick breakfast, or just anyone looking for a satisfying snack!
Growing up, I've always loved my yogurts! Especially the ones with fresh fruit chunks. But with a few family members who couldn't digest dairy too well, I often times, stayed away from yogurt. Thankfully, living in an era with so many dietary needs, it's truly amazing what you can find at the store, such as dairy-free yogurts!
I've tried several dairy-free yogurts, and coconut yogurt really stuck! Plus it makes such an amazing paleo yogurt bowl! Quick, simple, and a satisfying breakfast. No cooking, baking, or prep necessary. All that's required is an open jar of yogurt, yummy berries, and delicious granola!
Coconut yogurt is a dairy free yogurt alternative that is made out of coconut milk and has live cultures (probiotic bacteria). It looks and tastes very similar to regular yogurt. You likely won't notice much of a difference.
Since coconut yogurt is rich in probiotics, which can be really good for digestion and supporting a healthy gut, you also have to be careful to buy one without any added sugars, depending on the brand. Overall, it is a perfectly healthy food item to consume. Be cautious to buy one with those extra preservatives and that only uses Paleo friendly thickeners, like tapioca starch.
There are several brands you could try out and see which one you prefer best. Coyo is made from pure coconut milk, active cultures and tapioca. It has a very creamy and thick texture and maybe a slight tangy taste. That brand uses very simple, healthy, and high quality ingredients.
Other brands you can try are Cocoyo and So Delicious. Cocoyo also uses great, Paleo and Vegan friendly ingredients. But Cocoyo, though plain in flavor, does not use any thickeners, so it may be very runny and watery. Since they only use coconut water and probiotic cultures.
So Delicious has a very good taste and texture, though it's not a paleo brand, it just so happens that I use this one.
Coconut yogurt can be found in most health food and large chain grocery stores. A lot of companies and their websites provide a store locator that give information on where their products are being sold.
This recipe is totally customizable. I usually don't sweeten my greek yogurt since it already gets the necessary sweetness from the berries and granola, but you are more than welcome to sweeten it with honey, maple syrup, or sugar.
This recipe calls for Coconut Milk Yogurt, Fresh Berries - such as strawberries, and granola - like the Love Crunch brand.
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