Though I’m not an exclusive vegan, I do avoid dairy by all means, so being a yogurt lover, I had to find vegan yogurts that satisfied my yogurt fix, while also being reasonably healthy.
What I discovered was that all vegan yogurts are different from one another, and they can be a tremendously healthy and yummy replacement for dairy yogurt.
I love yogurt for the healthy amounts of probiotics it contains, along with calcium and some vitamins.
Vegan yogurts come from alternative milk sources such as coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, and a few other sources.
There are so many vegan yogurts on the market, it may seem a little overwhelming.
I generally tried to avoid those with added sugars and have found these 7 vegan yogurts to be some of the best for taste, variety and price, along with having a decent nutritional profile.
I hope you enjoy and try one in place of dairy yogurt next time you are at the store to see how you like them!
1. So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt
So Delicious is one of the top sources for vegan yogurts, made from sources such as coconut milk and #almond milk.
The brand also carries some soy products, but no yogurt to date.
I especially love the plain So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk yogurt that the brand came out with several years ago.
It is a little pricey, but I’ve found if you buy it by the dozen at Whole Foods, they will give you a nice little discount.
Though yummy flavors are available such as vanilla and chocolate, those tend to be very high in sugar, so I try to avoid those whenever possible, and just sweeten the plain variety with some stevia myself and a little vanilla extract or cocoa powder.
I love using coconut milk yogurt in smoothies, on top of trail mix as a snack, freezing it into ice cubes and then blending to create a homemade frozen yogurt, or just diving into it with a spoon for an afternoon or morning snack.
So Delicious also offers a cultured coconut milk coconut kefir in plain, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors if you are interested.
I personally love the plain coconut kefir as it is exceptional in consistency, similar to dairy kefir with a slightly sweeter taste.
Both the coconut milk yogurt and kefir are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, organic and non GMO.