Coconut yogurt, DIY probiotic cocoyo recipe with benefits
January 11, 2019
It might sound embellished, but probiotics transformed my life. I suffered from acne from when I was fourteen until about twenty-four, so a solid ten-years of strife. I was relying on an artist’s toolbox of makeup to hide my struggling skin. A natural, less-is-more beauty look was not in the cards for me — or so I thought. In 2014, I stated a DIY fermentation practice and started incorporating coconut yogurt into my daily diet. As the weeks passed, I started to see gradual improvements in my skin — fewer zits, more glow! Soon thereafter, compliments from friends, coworkers and absolute strangers started pouring in. People, including my favorite grocery checker, were noticing a substantial shift in my appearance. Beyond the visible, I felt more alert, energized and strong, as if I reached a new level of physical vitality.
-Active one package of culture by adding it and one tablespoon of room temp water to a small bowl, stir until combined, let the starter sit out to activate for 10 minutes.
-Add the whole can of coconut cream to mason jar, add in 1/4 teaspoon of activated starter, seal mason jar lid on tightly, and gently shake until well combined
-Store mason jar in a cool dark place (like a cabinet) for 24 hours
-After 24 hours move the mason jar to the fridge and refrigerate for 48 hours
-Remove mason jar from the fridge and scoop both the chunky and smooth white parts of the probiotic coconut yogurt into a food processor. ***Omit adding the opaque very runny contents of the jar into the food processor, otherwise your cocoyo will be watery
-Feel free to add in any flavoring like stevia, cinnamon, ginger powder, or vanilla extract (optional)
-Pulse on high for about 2-3 minutes or until fluffy and smooth
-Enjoy cocoyo or store in a sealed container or mason jar in the fridge
-Cocoyo will last up to 8 months in the fridge.
-Use one tablespoon of completed cocoyo instead of the starter to make your next batch!!
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