Homemade Yogurt that’s Great for your Skin!

Good morning everyone!

It’s so great to be back to work and Motivational Monday’s after the devastating storm that hit our area a couple of weeks ago. While I was okay, sadly, my family was hit hard and at the moment my apartment looks like a refuge camp! Five adults in my space is a lot but I am so grateful that I have the room to accommodate my parents and my cousin while they get themselves back on track. It has been a difficult time for so many people and my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you have been affected by the storm.

Keeping our health in tip top shape is one of the best ways to manage any crisis and keep yourself from being sucked under by anxiety, stress and depression that goes hand-in-hand with challenges. During difficult times so many people revert to old eating habits out of convenience or comfort and find that in doing so, it is even more challenging to stay calm in the midst of chaos. Hopefully, through weekly Motivational Monday’s you have found some solid suggestions to keep you sane and healthy even during the most difficult times and today is another wonderful suggestion to add to your health repertoire to keep you healthy and beautiful!

In today’s video I am going to show you how to make a coconut based yogurt that is healthy, delicious, loaded in nutrients that can boost immune function and energy levels and will move you away from dairy based yogurts that can be bad for your skin.

If you suffer from acne or eczema or any other skin condition, then you may not be aware that dairy products have been linked to inflammatory conditions of the skin. Even yogurt. Yet so many people run to their doctor when skin conditions flare up only to receive a prescription for an antibiotic or cortisone cream to temporarily manage the condition. Food elimination is rarely if ever discussed as a healing option. Unfortunately, these medications do not heal the underlying cause. The only way to do that, is to look at and change your diet.

Homemade coconut yogurt is a delicious staple to keep in your home. It takes minutes to make, can be sweetened with antioxidant-rich fruit such as berries and will not only help improve the quality of your skin, but will also support healthy thyroid function, improve energy and cognition and boost immune function.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Particularly, do you have a favorite fruit you like to have in your yogurt? Have you ever made coconut yogurt at home and if so, did you like it? I’d love to hear your feedback so let me know.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and that things are back to normal for you and your loved ones~
Have a happy Monday!

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7 comments on “Homemade Yogurt that’s Great for your Skin!

  1. AvatarNidhi Bhansali

    Hi Barbara
    Just love the way u demonstrate the recipies and provide so much information on diet n nutrition. For the coconut yoghurt i would like to know that wont it be high in fat content n the healthy lactobacillus will be missing if its not put thru the culture process. Since i dont have a dehydrater can i pour a spoonful of dairy yoghurt in the coconut – berry mix n allow it to set (6-8hrs).

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      Hi Nidhi~ Thank you for the positive feedback. Coconut is naturally high in fat, but the fats in coconut have been shown to be helpful for skin health and it has been shown to be helpful for memory issues. But if you are looking for a low-fat alternative to yogurt, this is not it, unfortunately. As for the probiotic aspect, yes, you can just add some to the yogurt if you do not have a dehydrator to culture it yourself.
      I hope this helps~

  2. AvatarAmy

    Hi Barbara – this looks amazing but too time involved to incorporate into my life right now. Do you know of a source for coconut meat so that I don’t have to go through the cracking of the coconut step? This is problematic for me because I don’t have enough room in my refrigerator to store coconuts for yogurt and I’m not sure I want to deal w/ the schlepping/time/effort/mess of buying and cracking open coconuts. Thanks!

  3. Avatarmarlene

    Good idea but……:
    Problem: i won’t bother with getting meat from the coconut.
    Solution: I’ll wait ’till next week, when Barbara presents a different recipe.

    I will simply have to live with lousy skin..

    1. AvatarPoppy

      That is brilliant! I’ve been making my own traditional yogurt but this is so much easier! I added it to some grated apple, sunflower seeds and manuka honey – best breakfast ever! And it was easier to get the coconut flesh out than I thought – thanks Barbara!


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