I just found that my school has a selection of Silk and Daiya brand non-dairy yogurts! But since yogurt, in my opinion, can be boring, I wanted to get creative with it. I cut up and mixed one ripe banana and into a Black Cherry Daiya yogurt, and topped with cocoa nibs, chopped almonds, and chia seeds. Of course, any other toppings would work such as, like coconut, walnuts, pistachios, flaxseed, berries, etc.
But what about yogurt’s nutritional value? Well, it certainly qualifies as a treat: yogurt cups like these generally contain a lot of sugar unless they’re plain flavored. However, this treat does have a significant amount of protein and probiotics to make it worthy of a breakfast item. Probiotics are live “good” bacteria that help keep the digestion system healthy. While we don’t need these bacteria, they can be helpful, especially when experiencing stomach upset. And isn’t it nice that vegans can get in on these benefits?! Enjoy.