After googling some recipes, I realized there were several different ways to make it. Kefir grains, kefir powder, probiotic capsules. By chance, I follow someone on Instagram who posted her homemade coconut yogurt that very day. I asked her what she used and she sent me this link: http://kristensraw.com/blog/2012/11/15/quickie-raw-vegan-coconut-yogurt-recipe-3-ingredients/
So I set off to Whole Foods and bought my coconuts. My plan was to just buy some probiotic capsules as mentioned in this recipe, but while in the supplement refrigerated section, I found coconut kefir in coconut water. PERFECT!
Once I got home, getting the coconuts open was a bit of a challenge.
Hatcheting away with a cleaver finally broke the top off coconut. And yes, I still have all my fingers.
I drank the coconut water inside the coconut. And took a spoon and scraped out all the coconut meat.
Homemade Nourishing Coconut Yogurt:
16 oz of young thai coconut meat (or 2 coconuts worth)
1 cup of Inner-Eco Fresh Harvested Coconut Water Dairy-Free Probiotic Kefir
(If you can't find the Inner Eco, then use 1 cup coconut water and dump the contents of 2 capsules of probiotics. You can use the coconut water from inside the coconut or a raw coconut water like Harmless Harvest).
Blend together until smooth.
Let it sit for 10-12 hours in a glass jar or bowl on a counter covered with a cheese cloth.
Makes about 2 cups.
Refrigerate and Enjoy!
I topped mine with raw cacao beans and banana. But you could top with any fruit, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, dried fruit, granola, nuts, etc.
I am on a mission to find frozen young thai coconut meat. I love the idea of opening and scraping a coconut for fresh meat, but the process is a bit time consuming. Having coconut yogurt on hand while training will be great, but I won't have as much time to hatchet away at coconuts once everything starts up again. I heard Exotic Superfoods has a good one, but they aren't in the Boston area. So if anyone knows where to buy Frozen Raw Young Thai Coconut meat in the Boston area, please let me know!