I love making my own fermented foods. These really do form a key staple in my family’s diet. Packed with beneficial bacteria they are crucial for maintaining a healthy gut and immune system. This is a simple yet delicious nut based yogurt that is wonderful on its own or served with fruit and paleo granola.  You can keep it plain if you wish and simply blend with water, coconut water or water kefir instead.

Orange Nut Yogurt


Difficulty -Easy

Time – 5 minutes plus overnight to ferment

Serves – 6

What’s good about it?

A fabulous vegan fermented food – easy to make and great for supporting a healthy gut flora

  1. Place the drained cashew nuts in a high speed blender with the juice and blend until smooth.
  2. Blend in the probiotic powder process for 2–3 minutes – this will warm up the mixture slightly and speed the fermentation process.Transfer to a bowl and ferment in a dehydrator at 40°C/105°F or a thermos, or simply place in warm place in the kitchen or use a yogurt maker.
  3. Ideally ferment for 24 hours.Place in the fridge until required

Did you Know?

You can use a range of nuts to make yogurt – macadamia and almonds are also excellent

125g cashew nuts, soaked for 2 hours then drained

150ml freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 tsp or 2 capsules of probiotic powder