A simple summery naturally sweet homemade nutrient-dense ‘yogurt’ that’s vegan, refined sugar-free, egg-free, dairy-free, oil-free and gluten-free. Makes a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert option!
Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
All Cuisines, Vegan
Servings: 3 people (makes 3 cups total)
Calories: 148 kcal
ripe fresh peaches
fortified original flavored soy milk, divided
[360 mL] (or other fortified plant-based milk)
(also known as corn flour)
Place 1 1/4 cups [300 mL] of fortified original flavored soy milk (or other fortified plant-based milk alternative) into a small saucepan on a low heat setting. Add the chia seeds then stir to combine and let the pot contents warm up.
While the soy milk mixture is heating up, peel and remove the pits from the fruits, then dice up the flesh into very small cubes. For very ripe fruit, you could simply use a knife to peel away sections of the skin layer easily. Otherwise use a fruit peeler to remove the skin. (For faster prepping, you could use a food processor to dice up the big peeled fruit slices into small pieces.)
When you add the diced fruit into the saucepan, turn up the heat to a medium heat setting and stir to mix until all is well combined. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The pot contents should be heated up until nearly simmering (but not bubbling or boiling).
Mix 1 teaspoon of cornstarch (or corn flour) into the remaining ¼ cup [60 mL] of cold soy milk, until well mixed. Then add this into the saucepan and stir to combine. Let the entire saucepan mixture come to a very gentle simmer for 4-5 minutes (barely bubbling), then turn off the heat immediately. This mixture will continue to thicken as it cools, forming a thicker creamy texture.
Transfer this ‘yogurt’ into a large mason jar or portion into individual glasses. Store in the refrigerator for at least 30 – 60 minutes to chill and develop a creamier texture. Then take out and devour!
This Peachy Chia ‘Yogurt’ is best consumed on the same day, but can be kept up to 2 days in the refrigerator. Note that after sitting in the refrigerator for a day or so, the diced fruit in the ‘yogurt’ may start to turn a bit darker.
If you have a soy allergy or if you have a preference for a different plant-based milk, you can use another alternative fortified plant-based milk in this recipe. However, if you do so, know that the calorie and protein content of the final product will not be as high as if a fortified soy milk beverage is used.
Peachy Chia ‘Yogurt’
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 1130IU23%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.