Lovve Lavva yogurt is the newest dairy free yogurt option that I have found, and one of my absolute favorites.
It's made with pili nuts, real fruit, coconut, cassava, and plantains as well as 50 billion probiotic cultures. Why are these ingredients so awesome? Plantains contain resistant starch, or indigestible fibers, which may sound bad, but trust me it's great. Since our bodies can't break down these indigestible fibers alone, they are left as food for the good bacteria in our guts. The combination of bacteria cultures and indigestible fiber is a feast for your gut bacteria. Additionally, Lovve Lavva is filled with vitamins from the pili nuts, medium chain fatty acids from coconut, and antioxidants and fiber from cassava, all of which help keep you full and fueled longer.
Lovve Lavva does not add sugar to their yogurt. Why is this important? Sugar ferments in your gut, meaning it's food for bad bacteria. Lovve Lavva feeds the good stuff and helps crowd out the bad. Why am I talking so much about good and bad bacteria? Well firstly, this is a post about yogurt, the purpose of which has always been to help the gut. Secondly, our gut microbiome is made up of more cells than our body as a whole. That's pretty crazy. It also means that you better take care of that bacteria because it effects your mood, cravings, weight, and overall health.
Personally, plain yogurt is my favorite flavor. I love the tang of a good yogurt, and I think the true test is tang and consistency. Lovve Lavva is not thin and runny like many dairy free yogurts, and it doesn't contain any weird gums or thickeners. I also love the blueberry flavor, and if you prefer strawberry, pineapple, or raspberry yogurt, they've got you covered too.
My favorite way to eat Lovve Lavva is with a tablespoon of ground flax or chia seeds stirred in and topped with a little nut butter. I also love using it in my Super Seed Muesli. It's an easy, delicious breakfast or snack that will fill you up (and nourish you gut bugs) for hours.
For my Memphis peeps, I buy Lovve Lavva at Fresh Market. I have not seen it at Whole Foods, Kroger, or Sprouts.