PROBIOTIC NUT YOGURT

'Healthy bacteria, happy belly'

 

(1 big jar or two small jars)

  • 2 cups cashews
  • 2 cups natural water (filtered if possible) 
  • 2 probiotic capsules
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple or agave syrup
  • A pinch vanilla powder
  • A pinch sea salt

Purplish:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • A pinch cardamom powder 
  • Maple or agave syrup (if you like it sweeter)

Yellowish:

  • 2 passion fruit
  • Small piece ginger (grated)
  • 1-2 tbsp palm coconut sugar
  • A handful coconut flakes


I love to eat a jar of this cashew yogurt in the morning. It is quite refreshing and all the healthy bacteria makes my digestion happy. You can eat it plain, or combine it with different fruits, marmalade, nuts, granola... To make it is kind of like home project, you just have to put some love into it and the result will be great. It is an option for dairy free yogurt and also for ice cream! 

Soak the cashews for at least four hours. Once soaked, drain and rinse the cashews. Place them into a blender, together with the water, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. *(If you can´t filter the water, you can boil the water and let it cool down). Mix until smooth. Pour the cashew cream into a clean glass jar and open the probiotic capsules, emptying the "powder" over the cashew cream. (If you use one big jar, empty both of the probiotic capsules in the jar and if you use two small ones, add half of the cashew cream with one capsule in each of them). Stir with a wooden spoon (avoid a metal one). Cover the jar with a cheese clothe or any other similar "airy" fabric and tie with a string or an elastic band. Put the jar now in a warm place (i use to place it in a kitchen cabinet). 

The fermentation will occur between 12-24 hours (it can be even sooner or later, depending of how much warm is the environment where the jar is placed). You can appreciate small bubbles int the yogurt as a sing that is ready!.  So when this happens, cover the jar with a lid and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days (everyday that goes, it will get more acidic)

*Once the yogurt is ready, you can make different taste combinations:

Purplish: Mix half of the p-cashew yogurt (when ready) with the blueberries, banana, spices into your blender. Taste and if you like it sweeter add some maple or agave syrup. Pour the purplish cream over the other half of the yogurt and stir carefully with a spoon to create some shapes of color.

Yellowish: Pour some p-cashew yogurt (when ready) in a bowl. Add some coconut pal sugar and grated ginger. Stir. Now spread some passion fruit on the top of it and coconut flakes.