I’m no longer 100% dairy-free, and sometimes enjoy good local natural yoghurt or the high-protein Icelandic varieties. I think the fact I still opt for these vegan alternatives is a a testament to how good they are, and whether you’re df or not, I recommend them as genuinely delicious and nourishing options. Choosing a vegan alternative at breakfast time is a good functional choice in the morning too, as dairy can be a little heavy and slowing on an empty stomach.
- Koko: This one’s the best value and my favourite for everyday. It’s coconutty but still plain enough to have with other things. It’s also more widely accessible than the other two. Available at most larger supermarkets or health food stores from £2/500g.
- The Coconut Collaborative: Another coconut one, but no two coconut yoghurts are created equal! These have a much higher coconut milk to water content and are much thicker and richer than the Koko version. They’re less of a basic everyday essential and more of a treat, so the individually portioned options are perfect. I love these fruity varieties which have no added sugars. They also do seriously good froyo. Available at Waitrose from £1.55/120g.
- Nush, Almond: If I could afford to keep up a daily Nush habit I would. At £1.50 per portion, these have to slip second place to the Koko. They’re super rich and creamy, and have an almond or cashew milk base, so have a more neutral flavour similar to regular yoghurt. They also do fruit varieties- ‘banoffee’ is next on my list to try. Available at Waitrose from £1.50/100g.