Did you know that people who eat yogurt typically weigh less, have lower BMIs, smaller waists, and less body fast than people who don’t? But again, according to Mintel, one in five people are also consuming less dairy for various health reasons. So, plant-based yoghurts are the best alternatives! We try the Cocogurt by Saba Plant based and tell you all about it.
Home-grown organic healthy food brand, Saba Plant Based has introduced the Cocogurt Drink, a probiotic plant-based drinking yogurt that comes in a vegan bottle – amongst the first of its kind in the region, made from cane sugar and plant derivatives, making it completely biodegradable and compostable.
The Cocogurt drink is made with organic Sri Lankan coconut milk, fresh fruit, and agave syrup – containing an abundance of probiotics that are essential for optimal digestive health. Available in three delightful flavors – Raspberry, Vanilla and Natural, the drink is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are known to boost natural immunity. Free of artificial flavors and sweeteners, the Cocogurt drink only contains natural sugars, making it a kid-friendly healthy option to opt for as well. Perfect to carry while on the go!
The yoghurts come in four flavours, Mango, Vanilla, Chocolate and Natural and are perfect for that afternoon snack or as a post dinner indulgence. Our favorite was the chocolate! These are really “live” yogurts that literally expand when you take a spoonful and have a smooth, creamy, and flavourful texture. The consistency makes it light in taste. We loved the packaging of this yogurt – even the single serves. They pack easily and are perfect for shorter shelves and drawers in the refrigerator, and the ‘vegan packaging’ bit sure makes it a totally guilt-free experience!
“Our team has worked hard to create a new drink that is easy for consumers to have on the go, leaving them refreshed and energized wherever they are.” says Sabrina, co-founder of Saba Plant-Based. Regarding the eco-friendly packaging, she adds, “Saba Plant-Based is against the use of anything plastic which is why we developed the bottle made from sugarcane waste material to be a part of the solution to combat rising environmental issues.”
4 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Yogurt
Sabrina Hamdoune, shares a few benefits of non-dairy yogurts below.
Rich in Probiotics
Plant-based yogurts are rich in probiotics and live cultures that are essential to maintain optimal digestive health. Probiotics are the good bacteria that keep the gut healthy and improves its ability to function. As a result, this gut-friendly element aids in weight loss and prevents digestive disorders among many other benefits.
These dairy-free alternatives may help give your immune system a boost as they restrain the production of bad bacteria that make you sick. They support cells that build a stronger immunity and fight against infections.
High in Antioxidants & Vitamins
Non-dairy yogurts are enriched with antioxidants and vitamins that fight free radicals in the body, protecting cells against damage. These components also help with the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails.
Rich Source of Healthy Fats
Plant-Based yogurts contain a good amount of healthy fats. These are the ‘good’ fats that promote cardiac health by lowering the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Healthy fats in non-dairy yogurts also improve bone health and are good for the skin.
Plant-based yogurt is as versatile as regular yogurt, so do not hesitate to add it in smoothies, make delicious desserts or mix it into meals to add extra creaminess and enjoy its goodness.
About Saba Plant-Based
Vincent, a pioneer in the organic snack industry in France, and his wife Sabrina founded Saba Kombucha, the first of its kind in the UAE in 2019. The locally brewed fermented tea contains probiotics and enzymes that keep the gut, skin, and energy in check while tasting delicious at the same time. After three years of being in the industry, and rebranded as Saba Plant-Based, the brand has expanded its probiotic offerings by introducing the plant-based probiotic yoghurts and yoghurt drinks that are 100% organic, vegan, and dairy-free. The probiotic team continues to share a vision of promoting a healthy and happy life while supporting local industries here in the UAE.
For more information, please visit https://sabaplantbased.ae/