Yogurt is a fermented food made from both dairy and nondairy bases that provide strains of beneficial bacteria for your gut. Not only does your body get the benefits of healthy probiotic strains, depending on the kind of yogurt you are eating you also get the benefits of calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin, and potassium. There are several nondairy forms of yogurt for those who can’t tolerate dairy. There are several soy based yogurts from companies like WildWood Organics, Whole Soy & Co. For those avoiding soy, there are also rice alternatives from Ricera and coconut alternatives from So Delicious. When choosing a yogurt product, look for active live cultures, low sugar content, and organic ingredients.


Yogurt Parfait

chia pudding or yogurt parfait with blueberries granola and chia seeds on rustic wooden background with bottle of milk. healthy breakfast


  • 4 cups old-fashioned organic oats
  • 2 cups grated organic coconut
  • 1 cup sliced raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 3/4 cup organic canola oil
  • 1 cup organic granola cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups flavored coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup sliced organic strawberries
  • 1 cup organic blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Toss oats, coconut, honey, almonds, canola oil together and place onto a cooking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool.
  • In serving glasses, layer granola, yogurt, and fruit as desired. Serve immediately, or cover, and chill for up to 2 hours.


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