Vegan Yogurt: Nutrition Information and Buying Advice

Vegan yogurt is usually made from soy, almond, or coconut milk. These products make for a healthful and convenient snack. Plus, every brand is loaded with beneficial probiotic bacteria. You can find various brands in the refrigerated section of any natural foods store. And nearly all supermarkets also carry at least one brand.

Most vegan yogurts use dairy-free milks produced from organically grown ingredients. As a result, they’re a giant step up from yogurts that contain factory farmed cows’ milk.

Nutrition Information

Protein amounts vary widely by brand, and soy yogurt consistently contains the most protein. Yogurts made from almond milk tend to contain much less protein than soy-based yogurts. And coconut yogurt contains virtually no protein.

Consider choosing an unsweetened product, since many brands contain almost as much sugar as does ice cream. Unsweetened dairy-free yogurts make a perfect topping for fruit salad, since they deliver a nice tang that contrasts pleasantly against the fruit’s sweetness. If you choose soy yogurt and garnish it with chopped nuts, you’ll maximize your protein dose.

Homemade Vegan Yogurt

Yogurt is surprisingly easy to make at home. The necessary equipment and starter culture is widely available and super cheap. Just use a yogurt maker or an Instant Pot that features a yogurt setting, and add some vegan yogurt culture to your vegan milk in the quantity directed.

Vegan Yogurt Brands:

Dairy-free eating has gained immense popularity in recent years. Consequently, dairy-free yogurt has gone from a fringe product to one carried by nearly every supermarket. Long-time dairy-based manufacturers like Nancy’s and even Dannon (via its Silk subsidiary) now offer vegan versions.

Additionally, thanks to the recent craze for Greek yogurt, Chobani has released a vegan version.

Related pages: dairy-free guide, vegan milk, vegan cheese

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