An ever-expanding section of the yogurt aisle is now dedicated to dairy-free options. The base “milks” have expanded far beyond just soy or coconut to include almond, oat, flax, cashew and even pili nut (see Lavva, below). The wide variety makes it more likely than ever that you can find one tailored to your taste. Here are brands that are doing it right.
Greek-yogurt powerhouse Chobani weighs in with a coconut milk blend that closely mimics traditional dairy yogurts. The line uses only natural, non-GMO flavors and colors; has about 25% less sugar than most of its competitors; and brims with billions of probiotics. Keep an eye out for an oat-based product as well.
Fave flavors: Peach, Strawberry
These certified-vegan, non-GMO yogurt alternatives come in
coconut-based (made from organic coconuts) and oat-based (made with gluten-free oats) varieties. They’re bolstered with half of your recommended daily B12, 10–15% of your calcium and 10% of vitamin D.
Fave flavors: Key Lime Coconutmilk, Spiced Pear & Fig Oatmilk
This tasty brand wins points for uniqueness in both flavor (slightly tart and a bit nutty) and base ingredients (coconut, cassava, plantains, lime juice and pili nuts, which are from the Philippines). It has no added sweeteners, and provides seven vegan probiotic cultures (50 billion CFUs) plus prebiotics (from plantains).
Fave flavors: Strawberry, Pineapple
Almond milk is the canvas for this creamy plant-based, non-GMO offering that uses traditional yogurt-making cultures and techniques. Enjoy one of their five flavored options, or go for plain unsweetened with just 1 gram of sugar per serving.
Fave flavors: Peach, Raspberry
Fans of this brand have a lot to choose from, including popular soy- and almond-based lines, as
well as the newer Oat Yeah, which is fortified with a full 50% of your daily vitamin B12 and 10% of your vitamin D requirements.
Fave flavors: Dark Chocolate Coconut Almondmilk, Peach Mango Soymilk, Mixed Berry Oat Yeah