Whether spooned onto cereal, drizzled over fruit or enjoyed by itself, in the years since vegan yogurts have become, well, delicious, I’ve become a big fan of all of the different oat, nut and soya options on offer. If I’m feeling indulgent, I love Coyo’s Salted Caramel Coconut yogurt or Alpros Greek Style soya yogurt. The Coconut Collaborative plain yogurt is one of my favourites at the moment, dolloped on hot stewed apple. And I love Soja’s Greek Style soya yogurt on granola with berries in the morning. This is why, when I was asked to try Nush’s blueberry and strawberry almond m*lk yogurts I was keen to give them a go.
Nush almond m*lk yogurts
The yogurts combine an almond m*lk base with blueberry or strawberry puree and live vegan cultures. The almond milk means that they have a slightly grainier feel than a soya or coconut yogurt – if you have ever drunk an unprocessed almond milk you will have an idea of what I mean. But when mixed with granola and heaped onto fruit, it was really tasty.
More than just yogurt
I also loved that on the Nush website there were lots of recipes using their various products. This Strawberry and Banana breakfast loaf using the Nush Strawberry Yogurt is now high on my ‘to make’ list!
I love the Nush almond cheese too and rather than heaping it on my bagels (as I’m apt to do) I’m tempted to try out these Nush cream cheese swirl brownies.
Nush was born out of a desire to do dairy-free differently; to produce a range of ethical, dairy-free products and destroy the myth that dairy-free has to be bland and boring.
Nush was founded in 2016 by ex-police officers Bethany and Paul Eaton after spotting a gap in the market for a yoghurt alternative that was as light, as creamy and as tangy as their dairy counterparts. With only soya-based alternatives being available, Bethany and Paul began their quest for the perfect dairy-free yoghurt.
Every pot of Nush is made to an original recipe in a UK-based factory. They even make their own almond milk so they can control how much almond the milk contains. Their almonds are sourced in Europe, where they have less of a negative environmental impact as they require less additional water to grow than the Californian variety.