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Morning Video Series: DIY Coconut Milk Yogurt and Coconut Water Kefir

It’s GUT HEALTH week! Each morning I’ll be sharing a video featuring a gut healthy fermented food recipe. Here’s today’s…(scroll to the bottom for the video)

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Did you know…

The human body has more microbes than human cells!!   There are approximately 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the human body!

I’ll be doing a post later about the importance of taking care of those little buggers, and just why they are so important. But, every morning this week, I’ll be sharing a fermented food recipe.


Fermented foods are a very important way to incorporate probiotics into our diet. These probiotics are the healthy bacteria that repopulate the microbiome and bring balance to the gut.


Fermentation is surprisingly easy. (It just takes some patience) I’m just getting my feet wet in this ancient tradition. I hope you enjoy the recipes this week. I’ll try and share my trials and tribulations with fermenting in my weekly journal FIT BY 50.

I’ve saved the best for last!

(a 2 for 1 special!)

Here is a video showing how to make coconut milk yogurt. If you’d like thicker yogurt, than is shown in this video, you can refrigerate the can of coconut milk, and use just the top, coconut cream/fat, leaving the coconut water at the bottom. (FOLLOW THIS LINK to find out more about this tip)

If you decide to use just the cream/fat from your can of coconut milk, you can use the remaining coconut water to make coconut water kefir. (Or just buy some coconut water!) See the video below to find out a SUPER EASY way to make coconut water kefir! (THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!!)

About Tamara Hoerner (1349 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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