5 Ways to Eat Dairy-Free Yogurt

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I’m going to be candid for a second- avoiding dairy sucks. I was diagnosed lactose intolerant at the age of 20 after many, many years of indulging in all things creamy and delicious.  

One day as I ate my favorite soft serve ice cream from the beach I didn’t feel so great. It took some time to discover that I was lactose intolerant and suddenly I didn’t know how to eat a diet that didn’t include cheese, butter, or milk.   

It’s been almost seven years since I stopped eating dairy and I am happy to say that I don’t miss it. I’ve found substitutes for the things I loved and completely gave up the rest.  

One of my favorite snacks was yogurt. Thankfully, soon after learning of my diagnosis I stumbled upon Silk products and their delicious yogurt! They’ve added some new flavors to the line-up and I love them all and I eat them in different ways.  

If you thought “in a cup” was the only way to eat yogurt, you’re wrong! Check out five different ways you can eat dairy free yogurt almost every single day!  

With Granola and Fresh Fruit 

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This is my all-time favorite way to eat Silk yogurt. If I’m not eating this combo for breakfast I’m usually eating it as an afternoon snack before I leave work. I like to use the vanilla yogurt, add THIS homemade granola, fresh strawberries and a handful of chocolate chips.

On-the-Go Smoothies 

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My go-to breakfast is a smoothie filled with fresh fruit, yogurt and some protein powder! I use the plain vanilla yogurt for smoothies and load it up with fruit. 

Froyo Popsicles 

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This a new recipe that I recently tried (THIS one) and REALLY LIKED! One of my favorite summertime treats is a homemade popsicle and healthy ones make me even happier! 

Overnight Oats 

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My philosophy for overnight oats is the thicker the better and yogurt really thickens this breakfast option up!

Smoothie Bowls 

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I mixed in strawberries and a banana to my smoothie to make a thicker consistency but you can do a simplified version of just yogurt as well! I add shredded coconut, sliced fruit, dried fruit and cereal because I like to keep it interesting! 

Other uses: fruit dip, homemade salad dressing, homemade sour cream recipes and more! 

 

 

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  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    I’m not a huge fan of yogurt but the popsicles look amazing!

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    I love yogurt but I haven’t tried the Silk brand. I will have to get some of this next time I am grocery shopping!