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5-Ingredient Cashew Yogurt

About a month or so ago, I decided it was time to clean up my diet. It wasn’t even that I was eating poorly, but more that Aaron and I were relying on packaged convenience foods a little too much. Things like pre-made veggie burgers, granola, jam, cashew yogurt, soy creamer—just a lot of everyday staples with sneaky ingredients like “natural” flavors and carrageenan that I would never add to my food if I were making it myself. Eating this way was making me feel sluggish and I knew I could do better.  So, I decided to take a quick inventory of the convenience foods on our grocery list, and came up with a few really simple recipes to replace them.

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The creamer was a very easy swap because I already had an awesome vegan coffee creamer (seriously, you’ve gotta try that recipe!). From there, I tackled our expensive, sugary non-dairy yogurt habit. Aaron is the primary yogurt-eater at our house. He has it almost every morning with his granola or muesli, and he was hooked on a brand that costs $2/serving. I knew I could edit my cashew-based creamer recipe to make a thick and rich cashew yogurt recipe that would rival our favorite store-bought brand.

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As it turns out, all you need are 5 ingredients: cashews, almond milk, lemon juice, a tiny bit of maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. Soak the cashews, add everything to your blender for about a minute, and you have the richest, creamiest, low sugar vegan yogurt. The texture and flavor remind me of cheesecake filling!

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You can keep your cashew yogurt plain, or blend in some extras to make it flavored. Here are a few add-in ideas to get you started:

  • organic lemon or lime zest
  • a handful of fresh fruit—strawberries, sliced peach, pineapple, etc.
  • a splash of vanilla, almond, or other extract
  • one to two tablespoons of raw cacao powder (chocolate yogurt!)
  • fresh vanilla bean scrapings, or a couple small pinches of vanilla bean powder (vanilla bean flecks!)

If you’re regularly buying yogurt at the grocery store each week, definitely give this cashew yogurt recipe a try! Just one pound of cashews is enough to make 2 batches of cashew yogurt and 2 batches of cashew creamer, and with the exception of needing to soak the cashews, it will take you all of 5-10 minutes total. I love it when the homemade versions of things are better tasting, better for you, and less expensive!

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5-Ingredient Cashew Yogurt

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5-Ingredient Cashew Yogurt

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 4


Prep Time: 5 mins

This vegan cashew yogurt recipe is extra creamy, low in sugar, and so easy! All you need are a few simple ingredients and a blender.

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5-Ingredient Cashew Yogurt

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 2 hours (or overnight)
  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • juice from 1 medium lemon
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • generous pinch sea salt

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 mins

This vegan cashew yogurt recipe is extra creamy, low in sugar, and so easy! All you need are a few simple ingredients and a blender.

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Process on high speed for 60 seconds, or until very smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the sweetness.
  • Transfer the yogurt to a jar or airtight container and store it in the fridge. It will thicken once it's chilled and should keep for about 5 days.

Notes [5]

This recipe makes a thicker, whole milk style yogurt. It will be pourable immediately after blending and will thicken as it chills in the fridge. If you’d like to thin it out, simply whisk in a tablespoon of almond milk at a time to reach your desired consistency.

Feel free to replace the almond milk with an equal amount of your favorite non-dairy milk.

I use and recommend a Vitamix Blender.

You can keep your yogurt plain, or blend in some extras to make it flavored. Here are a few add-in ideas to get you started:

organic lemon or lime zest
a small handful of fresh fruit—strawberries, sliced peach, pineapple, etc.
a splash of vanilla, almond, or other extract
one to two tablespoons of raw cacao powder (chocolate yogurt!)
fresh vanilla bean scrapings, or a couple small pinches of vanilla bean powder (vanilla bean flecks!)

Recipe inspired by my Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer.

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