CO YO, the wonderful company making coconut yoghurt available for those who can’t tolerate dairy (or choose not to have it), has been around for a while but has been recently trying to expand their reach. Their yoghurts are vegan and free of dairy, soy, gluten, lactose, and added sugar. They have quite a few varieties that come in tubs from 250g up to 1k.
All flavours contain organic coconut milk (88% in the fruit varieties, 98% in the plain and chocolate), starch (tapioca, pectin), stevia and live vegan cultures including Lactobacillus casei, L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, Bif. bifidum, Bif. lactis, and S. Thermophilus. Note: I’m not quite sure why live bacteria qualify as vegan-friendly.
The fruited varieties (mango, passion fruit and mixed berries) are perfect to grab and eat out of the tub. The recommended serving size is 100g but if you’re pretty active you can easily polish one 250g tub in one sitting.
We liked the chocolate yoghurt with frozen blueberries. The natural one is good by itself or pimped up. We enjoyed ours with Feed Me’s grainless granola and thawed frozen mixed berries.
Here are a few more ideas to enjoy plain CO YO: spoon a dollop on a bowl of soup (borsch, for example) or hot chocolate (bonus: sprinkle with cinnamon!), serve alongside a slice of gluten-free cake, use instead of Greek yoghurt for tzatziki.
Keep your eyes peeled for a few recipes with CO YO.
Gaby @ lateraleating enjoyed a sample pack courtesy of CO YO.
CO YO Corporate Pty Ltd
52 Central Park Drive
Yandina, QLD 4561