Dairy-Free Strawberry Yogurt

Strawberry Yogurt

The idea that fat-free, fruit-flavored yogurt is a healthy snack is such a sham.

An individual sized strawberry flavored yogurt cup that you purchase at the store is loaded with around 15 grams of sugar, artificial colors, chemicals and sometimes even corn syrup. All that for a snack that won’t even fill you up, and sets you up for a sugar crash. Not cool.

Oh but strawberry yogurt tastes so good! There’s flavor and comfort in those creamy, strawberry spoonfuls.

Now if you were the dairy-eating type, then I’d say take plain, Greek yogurt and add some mashed, fresh strawberries. That’s a simple, delicious alternative to the really sugary strawberry yogurts.

But of course most of you (myself included) are on the dairy-avoidance diet, so Greek yogurt is out.

What’s a yogurt-loving soul to do?

Why make this awesome recipe for dairy-free strawberry yogurt, of course.

I had a lot of fun coming up with this recipe, and it came out spoon-licking good. It took a lot of self restraint to stop eating the yogurt long enough to snap a pic…I ended up taking a few bites in between 🙂

The genius of this recipe, in my opinion, is the freeze dried strawberries. I love using freeze dried fruit to create wholesome versions of kid-favorite treats, because it’s easy to pulse into a convenient powder, it has stunning color (O’Natural), and contains natural sweetness, and not processed sugar.  You can even turn it into FUN DIP!

If you love strawberry yogurt, but can’t stomach dairy and want to limit sugar, give this recipe a try. It’s super quick and really really tasty 🙂 Enjoy!

Dairy-Free Strawberry Yogurt
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 4

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor. Blend on high until creamy. Enjoy chilled.
For extra-creamy yogurt: Chill the coconut milk overnight. Do not shake the can. Turn upside down and use the can opener to remove the bottom of the can. Drain and discard all liquid, then scrape out the white, creamy coconut to use in your yogurt. You may want to use 2 cans if you are using this technique. Yum!

NUTRITION

Serving size: ¼     Calories: 109     Fat: 15     Carbohydrates: 21     Sugar: 6     Sodium: 10     Fiber: 5     Protein: 3    
Recipe for dairy-free strawberry yogurt

Can’t help myself…must take a bite…

Comments

  • Chris May 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    love the recipies. i am new to this way of eating. i live in Mexico and these products are extremely expense because they are imported. i paid almost 20$ for a small bag of cooconut flour. cant buy online because i dont think they would get through customes since they are sold here. i am new to this. whst yo do? i need dome help.

    • Diana May 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Chris,
      Thanks for sharing! If I were you, I’d work with ingredients that you can make yourself. For example, almond flour can be made by grinding your own almonds, and coconut flour can be made at home as well. I haven’t made coconut flour myself, but here’s a link to a tutorial on how it’s done: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Coconut-Flour-With-Flaked-Coconut. Hope that helps, and keep up your healthy eating!

  • Lily May 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    How can this be yogurt without any probiotics? It reads like just another smoothie.

    • Diana May 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Hi Lily,
      That’s correct, there are no probiotics. I’m referring to how it tastes and feels. You’d have to try it to understand why I call it yogurt — the consistency and taste is spot on. It’s not like a smoothie at all. Give it a try!

  • Melissa October 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’m looking forward to this recipe for my 3 yr old boy… if I don’t have arrowroot starch, what can I use? (It has to be gluten free and dairy free)…

    • Diana June 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Melissa!

      Great question! Pure Cornstarch should work as a gluten free substitute for Arrowroot Starch. Here is a link to an article you might find useful. -https://www.verywell.com/is-cornstarch-gluten-free-562369

  • Eden August 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Diana!! I really enjoy your recipes and can’t wait to try this!! Can you use frozen strawberries instead of freeze dried??
    Thanks!!

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