A trip to Leo’s always entices me to buy exquisite, delicious treats while my bank balance diminishes… on my most recent trip I left with Jaffa Cakes (for the kids), a lemon tart for my daughters birthday and a tub of Co-Yo for me… Co-Yo is a dairy free yoghurt made from coconuts – they have a few different flavours including berry and mango. I can’t remember which flavour I chose – but I ate all 400gms in 2 days – so delicious. Oh… at a cost of $11.00… so an expensive yoghurt!!!!
Anyway – this is my version of Co-Yo Berry Yoghurt (with some Macadamia’s thrown in too) which you can make for a fraction of the cost. I also have another coconut recipe (with no macadamias) on my blog – check that one out too! Coconut Yoghurt.
Ingredients:… makes 500 grams…
For the yoghurt…
1 cup raw macadamias – soaked over night
flesh of 1 young Thai coconut
200ml coconut water
juice of 1 lemon
1 Tsp. vanilla powder
1 Tsp. probiotic powder (you can buy this at the Health Food Shop)
Combine all ingredients together in a high speed blender until very smooth. Add more coconut water to adjust consistency until you have your yoghurt the way you like it. I like it really thick and creamy so I didn’t add any further coconut water.
Place in fridge while you make the berry sauce.
For the berry sauce…
1 punnet blueberries
1/2 punnet strawberries
2 Tbsp. chia seeds (these will thicken the sauce and add lots of omega-3, protein and fibre goodness to your yoghurt)
1 1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup
In a small food processor, process together all sauce ingredients until smooth.
Putting it all together…
In a large glass jar alternate layers of yoghurt and berry sauce…
Refrigerate overnight and enjoy for 4-5 days.