Patrick and I are always looking for ways to optimize our health and the health of others. In our never ending quest to help Patrick with his energy and over all health, my nutritionist friend Ani recommended we make Lou Corona’s almond coconut yogurt recipe.
Before I share with you Lou Corona’s recipe, I want to share with you Patrick’s experience. Patrick was diagnosed about 6 years ago with chronic fatigue (which actually means nothing except that doctors didn’t know what was wrong with him). We started making this almond coconut yogurt recipe about three weeks ago and have noticed great chances with Patrick. Thanks goodness we found something that works! I have a ton of energy so I’m thrilled to have a hubby with some too! 🙂
Here are some of the ways this almond coconut yogurt has helped Patrick:
- More Energy – Patrick used to go to the gym and be back within 30 minutes. He now spends a good hour and has great workouts.
- Less Appetite – Patrick used to need to consume a lot of calories to sleep through the night. Now even though we only have to meals and an almond coconut smoothie, he sleeps through the night without low blood sugar.
- Weight loss – Patrick has also been losing weight. He hasn’t changed anything else so we think it has to do with this awesome recipe. He’s consuming less calories but he’s getting great nutrients from it like amino acids, probiotics, and prebiotics.
How to Make Lou Corona’s Almond Coconut Yogurt
- 1/2 Cup Almonds (Soaked 24 hours)
- 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Coconut Meat (From Young Thai Coconut)
- 1/2 Tsp. LiyfBiotic
- 2 Tbsp. Liyf Essentials
1. Soak the almonds in purified water for 24 hours. Here is what they look like after they’ve been soaking for 24 hours. They definitely need a rinse! Strain with an 8 inch strainer to sift out any coconut shells or almond skins.
We get 3 young coconuts in case we need more coconut meat. You may only need two to get the 11/2 cup of coconut meat.
Here are the two products recommended to make the yogurt: Liyf Biotic and Liyf Essential.
Now blend the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Strain to sift out any coconut shells or almond skins. I don’t do this because the Blentec pulverizes everything. So far, I haven’t had any crunchy surprises in my yogurt!
Pour the almond coconut yogurt mixture into a sealable container (it will go in the fridge later) & allow the mixture to stand, covered with a paper towel, for 3 hours on a warm day and 4-6 hours on a cool day. This allows for fermentation. All that’s missing is a paper towel to put on it while it ferments.
Once it fermented 3-4 hours, seal and store the yogurt in the fridge. It will keep 3-4 days in the fridge and continue to culture every day. Once the yogurt mixture cultures, it will have a slight zing to it, and that zing will get stronger each day. Do not eat the yogurt though if it turns pink.
Use the nut culture on fruit, in smoothies, pates, salad dressings, or eat plain. I have only used it in smoothies and love it.
Lou Corona recommend that you eat between 1 to 2 cups each day. If you’re an athlete or someone trying to build lean muscle, you can eat more.
Keep about 2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture as a starter to add to the next batch, which will produce a more active culture – and in a shorter amount of time. You will not need to use Liyfbiotic powder in the next batch if you are using a small amount from the previous batch.
In my next blog, I will share with you some of my favorite smoothie recipes made with Lou Corona’s almond coconut yogurt. We keep experimenting with different ingredients and have made some really yummy smoothies.