Homemade Vegan Yogurt

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My kids love yogurt! This year we eliminated all dairy from our diet and adopted a mostly plant based diet. My kids didn’t mind to much but they did miss yogurt. I stumbled upon a two ingredient recipe from Minimalist Baker and had to try it out. It was a hit! I didn’t even need to go shopping since we had all the ingredients in house.

I simply put a can of full fat coconut oil in a glass mason jar, broke open 4 – Life 9 probiotic supplements, mixed them in and covered the jar with cheesecloth. I let the mixture sit for 24 to 48 hours. Once it is thick like yogurt you can go ahead and place it in the fridge.  This perfectly tart yogurt also works well as a vegan sour cream. Make and easy parfait with 15 Min Jam homemade granola and fresh fruit.

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Probiotics are great for your gut health and ultimate physical well being. It encourages the growth of good flora allowing you to better break down food which reducing bloating, discomfort and may even lower your chances of colon cancer. Many doctors recommend taking probiotics after a round of antibiotics to restore any micro-organisms who may have been removed by the medication.

This easy homemade yogurt is a great way to introduce students to micro-organisms and their role in the human body. Dr. Binocs has a cute video appropriate for elementary aged kids.

Followed up with questions such as:

What kind of microorganisms are there?

What are hyphae?

Why are micro-organisms important?

Are bacteria good or bad?

Please consult your doctor or a medical professional before adding any supplement to your diet.

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