Saturday, May 11, 2013

Vegan Pineapple Coconut Yogurt and Smoothies!

This idea came from a page that I had visited a little while back that showed you how to make vegan mayonnaise. It is a good recipe, doesn't really taste like mayo, but it does taste good, and makes a nice spread on sandwiches and the like.  While I was thinking of new breakfast ideas, I constantly kept thinking of this recipe and whether or not I could adapt it to be a kind of vegan yogurt.  I looked into it and the recipes I found for that were similar, but required an active culture, which is fine, but I really wanted to try and make something today.  I ended up using the recipe from the page, but leaving out a few components that I really wouldn't enjoy eating first thing in the morning, and adding a few that I would like to eat.

Vegan Blitz Yogurt

Just like any other blitz recipe, this is a throw everything together and smash the crap out of it type of recipe.


- 3/4 to 1 cup cashews (soaked in water for at least 2 hours)
- 1 package of silken tofu (mine was 540g)
- 1/2 large pineapple
- 1 tbsp coconut extract
- 2 bananas
- 2 tbsp powdered Stevia
- 2 tbsp lemon juice

Put everything into the blender and mix it until smooth.  It's a little bit runny, and the colour gets a little bit darker over time, but that is mostly due to the oxidation of the banana.  Because of the consistency, I considered adding some chia seeds to gelatenize it.


- 6-8 ice cubes
- 2 cups vegan blitz yogurt
- 1/4 large pineapple
- 1-2 cups coconut water (based on how thick you want it)

Mix everything together until smooth.  Enjoy asap since the cool iciness won't last forever!

I definitely intend to try this out with different flavours this summer as the different fruits come into season.  It turned out exceptionally well, better than some of the drinks I have obtained from Orange Julius or Jugo Juice.