Vegan, sustainable and healthy!
Perhaps you’re new to the plant-based movement and are striving toward a healthier, sustainable lifestyle. Maybe you’re a veteran ethical vegan and would like to level up your vegan card. Whatever the reason may be, if you love yogurt + animals, the planet, or your health, you’ve come to the right place. Our picks are, of course, vegan. However, these phenomenal brands have also aimed for sustainability (less resources used in production than dairy yogurts) and health (zero cholesterol, almost no saturated fats, no corn syrup, and no sweeteners).
Let’s start from the bottom.
Almond is a pretty popular option and there are thousands of vegan products based on this versatile nut.
The good: they grow on trees and require very little land, and their gas emissions are low. Both less than soy and oats!
The bad: The water usage for its production is very high, though less than dairy milk. Therefore, if you don’t enjoy any other plant-based option, go for it. #oops
Silk Strawberry Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative
This soy-free Strawberry Yogurt Alternative contains 5g of plant-based protein. The blended strawberries will satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth, although you can pick it up in other flavors, too. As they say on their website, there’s “no artificial flavors or funny business”.
It’s also free of cholesterol, dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, corn syrup, carrageenan, and casein. It’s non-GMO, and a great source of calcium (10%) and vitamin D (15%).
Kite Hill Key Lime Almond Milk Yogurt
Another soy-free pick, this Key Lime Almond Milk Yogurt is the perfect 5.3oz size for a filling snack or addition to your breakfast. It’s made with a creamy almond milk base and live action cultures for taste and gut health. You can pick it up in plain or other flavored versions.
It contains only 10mg of sodium!
This pick is also free of cholesterol, dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, corn syrup, artificial flavors and preservatives. Non-GMO.
Vegan Greek Yogurt
Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
Vegan Greek yogurt is here to stay! With an incredible 11g of almond protein per cup, this Unsweetened Greek Yogurt is officially crowned king of protein. It has 160 calories and no added sugars, only 2g total per serving!
Free of cholesterol, dairy, soy, lactose, corn syrup, gluten, added sugars, artificial flavors and preservatives. Non-GMO.
The good: low water and land usage.
The bad: It may have been sprayed with glyphosate.
So Delicious Triple Berry Oatmilk Yogurt Alternative
Wary of gluten? This Triple Berry Oatmilk Yogurt is made with gluten-free oats. It has only 8g of sugar and 80 calories per serving. We recommend tossing some granola and fruit on top for the perfect breakfast. You will also cover 50% of your Vitamin B12 daily intake with just one serving!
Another fat-free option that’s low in sodium, sugar and calories.
Free of cholesterol, fats, saturated fats, dairy, soy, lactose, gluten and corn syrup. Certified Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, and Vegan.
It’s a decent source of calcium (10%), vitamin D (10%) and vitamin B12 (50%), too.
Silk Vanilla Oat Yeah Oatmilkgurt
Free from nuts, dairy, soy, and gluten, this creatively named Oatmilkgurt has only the good stuff. A verified Non-GMO product, this yogurt has a sweet vanilla flavor. It’s also a good source of calcium (10%) and vitamin D (10%); and an outstanding source of Vitamin B12 (50%).
Once again, it’s free of cholesterol, fats, saturated fats, dairy, soy, nuts, lactose, gluten, corn syrup, carrageenan casein, and non-GMO.
Great source of calcium (10%), vitamin D (10%) and vitamin B12 (50%).
Nancy’s Oatmilk Non-Dairy Yogurt Plain
Another gluten-free oat pick, Nancy’s Oatmilk Yogurt has billions of live probiotics per serving. We chose Nancy’s because it has the least calories, almost no saturated fats, 0g sugar, 0g of sodium and 5g of protein. It’s great as a smoothie base, cooking, or even breakfast. Besides the plain flavor, they also have vanilla, blueberry, and strawberry hibiscus. It’s certified Kosher and GMO-free.
Watch out, it has coconut oil.
No sugar, no sodium, and the lowest calories.
Free of cholesterol, sugar, sodium, dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, corn syrup.
Last but, definitively, not least: Soy
Soy is a great option for people that can’t have nuts!
The good: Great source of protein. Low water and land use. It also fixes the nitrogen on the soil, avoiding the use of fertilizers.
The bad: The emissions are slightly higher than other options. Usually genetically modified, so be mindful about choosing organic or non-GMO.
These are our top picks.
Silk Peach Mango Soymilk Yogurt Alternative
If you’re going after those gains, we’ll have you know this Mango Peach Soymilk Yogurt offers 6g protein per serving. It’s an excellent, cholesterol-free source of calcium and vitamin D, and you’ll love that this product is organic, gluten-free, and certified Kosher. If mango isn’t your thing, they have it in a wide variety of other appetizing flavors, including Tropical Pineapple.
The icing on the cake? This one’s free of cholesterol, dairy, lactose, gluten, nuts, artificial flavors, corn syrup, carrageenan and casein. Non-GMO.
Great source of calcium (20%) and vitamin D (20%), as well.
Stonyfield Organic Dairy-Free Blueberry Yogurt
Stonyfield’s products have always been organic, and their Dairy-Free Yogurt is no exception. It’s gluten-free, certified Kosher, and non-GMO. With 6g of protein and 150 calories per serving, it’s a smart snack to keep you going on a busy day.
As always, it’s free of cholesterol, dairy, lactose, gluten, nuts, artificial flavors, and corn syrup. Non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Excellent source of calcium (10%) and iron (10%).
Ready to make the switch? We salute you! For more information on the dairy industry and why you should most definitely #ditchdairy, check out our infographic. While you’re at it, let us know which plant-based yogurt is your favorite!
If you are all about coconut yogurt check out our ALL coconut yogurt top picks!
Want something even more adventurous? You’ll want to take a look at these options.
Still undecided, check out our vegan yogurts ranked by nutritional value and decide for yourself the best yogurt for you.