Finding Whole30 compliant Yogurt Brands can be super tough for a few reasons. You have to find one with NO sweeteners, which are in the bulk of most yogurt brands.
What is the official rule when it comes to Whole30 Compliant Yogurt?
As long as the ingredients in your yogurt are compliant, then it is Whole30 compliant yogurt.
Tip: Nuts and seeds aren’t your best fat choice, in general, and drinking your food is always less healthy than eating it. So when it comes to almond milk, even if you make your own… we’d rather you just eat the almonds once in awhile!
Generally, for satiety and hormone balance, eating (and chewing) your food is always preferred to drinking it. Yogurt is kind of a weird in between, because you’re obviously eating it with a spoon, but you’re not actively chewing it like food. Also, as stated above, nuts aren’t your best fat choice, but that doesn’t exclude them from the Whole30 entirely.
There could be times we want to sit down and have some yummy yogurt, so I want to provide you with a list of Whole30 Compliant Yogurt Brands and Where to Find them to make it as easy as possible for you! Just don’t make this your every day breakfast.
What we don’t want to reinforce is your current yogurt-and-fruit-every-morning routine. This doesn’t line up at all with the Whole30 Meal Template. You could use the Whole30 Compliant yogurt options below as an added element to your breakfast routine, and sparingly at that.
The Whole30 is such a personal thing- it’s up to you if you feel like Whole30 Compliant yogurt options are a good choice for you and your Whole30.
What to Look For to find Whole30 Compliant Yogurt Brands
We’re looking for as few ingredients as possible! Almost all the time, Whole30 Compliant Yogurts will be labeled as “unsweetened.”
What to Avoid in Yogurt
We’re trying to avoid all sweeteners (look in the ingredients themselves, NOT the nutrition label), carrageenan, soy lecithin (sunflower lecithin is ok!), and sulfites [sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfate, potassium metabisulfite]. You might also see rice starch or pea proteins added to yogurts, which also rules them out for your Whole30. To see all of them you can get the Whole30 Sweeteners cheatsheet here.
Additives you may find in Yogurts that are compliant:
Acacia Inulin, Agave Inulin, Calcium Carbonate, Acacia Gum, Gellan Gum, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavors, Niacin, Potassium Chloride, Riboflavin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Nitrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Zinc Gluconate, Potato Starch, Probiotic Cultures or Live Active Cultures.
Are there any Whole30 Approved® Yogurt Brands?
First, let me explain that Whole30 Approved® is a label trademarked by the Whole30. Brands can become officially Whole30 Approved®, and use the Whole30 Approved label on their products to help consumers like us know when a product is trusted by the Whole30 team.
That being said, there is not a single Yogurt Brand that has the official Whole30 Approved® status. That’s because the Whole30 wants to only give that label to something that is Whole30 Approved® for everyone, always. They want it to be black and white, without caveats. Unfortunately, yogurt can be a gray area, so there aren’t any Whole30 Approved® Yogurt brands.
Now, before you freak out, there are a LOT of Whole30 Compliant yogurt brands, and I’m sharing those below!
To see all of the items that are officially Whole30 Approved®, click here!
Our complete list of Whole30 Compliant Yogurt Brands (way more detail below!):
- Lavva Pili Nut Yogurt
- GT’s CocoYo Living Coconut Yogurt
- Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Yogurt
- Forager Project Unsweetened Plain Cashew Yogurt
- Culina Plain & Simple
- Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk Yogurt
- Anita’s Coconutmilk Yogurt
Whole30 Compliant Yogurt Brands and Where to Find Them:
Lavva Whole Food, Plant Based Yogurt
Is Lavva Yogurt Whole30 Compliant?
The answer is yes, all except the Vanilla flavor (because of the vanilla extract, which is an alcohol) are Whole30 Compliant. Lavva is crafted with simple whole food ingredients, made with pili nuts, zero added sugar, 50 billion livve probiotics per serving, prebiotics, nourishing plant fats, free of dairy, soy and gluten, vegan, paleo, Whole30, no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors, AND no carrageenan, gums, or preservatives.
INGREDIENTS: Coconut Water, Organic Coconut Cream, Plantains, Pili Nurts, Organic Coconut Powder, Organic Cassava Root Powder, Organic Lime Juice, Himalayan Salt, Live Vegan Probiotic Cultures.
Lavva Yogurts come in 5.3oz and 16oz containers.
To find Lavva Yogurts, use their Store Locator here.
INGREDIENTS: Coconut Water, Organic Coconut Cream, Organic Blueberries, Plantains, Pili Nurts, Organic Coconut Powder, Organic Cassava Root Powder, Organic Lime Juice, Himalayan Salt, Live Vegan Probiotic Cultures.
INGREDIENTS: Coconut Water, Organic Coconut Cream, Organic Strawberries, Plantains, Pili Nurts, Organic Coconut Powder, Organic Cassava Root Powder, Organic Lime Juice, Himalayan Salt, Live Vegan Probiotic Cultures.
INGREDIENTS: Coconut Water, Organic Coconut Cream, Organic Raspberry, Plantains, Pili Nurts, Organic Coconut Powder, Organic Cassava Root Powder, Organic Lime Juice, Himalayan Salt, Live Vegan Probiotic Cultures.
INGREDIENTS: Coconut Water, Organic Coconut Cream, Organic Mangoes, Plantains, Pili Nurts, Organic Coconut Powder, Organic Cassava Root Powder, Organic Lime Juice, Himalayan Salt, Live Vegan Probiotic Cultures.
INGREDIENTS: Coconut Water*, Coconut Cream*, Vanilla (vanilla Extract, Vanilla Bean Seeds, Lemon Juice), Plantains, Pili Butter (pili Nuts, Water), Coconut Powder*, Cassava Root Starch*, Lime Juice,* Himalayan Salt*
GT’s CocoYo Living Coconut Yogurt
Is GT’s Cocoyo Yogurt Whole30 Compliant?
Yes, but only the Pure version is Whole30 Compliant.
INGREDIENTS: Raw Young Coconut, Raw Young Coconut Water, Probiotic Cultures, and 100% Pure Love.
Cocoyo Yogurt comes in 4oz containers.
To find Cocoyo Yogurt, use their Store Locator here.
Kite Hill Artisan Almond Milk Foods Yogurt
Is Kite Hill Yogurt Whole30 Compliant?
Yes, but only the Plain Unsweetened version is Whole30 Compliant. Their product is Non GMO but not organic.
Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened
INGREDIENTS: Almond Milk (water, Almonds), Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Live Active Cultures.
Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Yogurts come in 5.30z or 16oz family size containers.
To find Kite Hill Yogurts, use their Store Locator here.
Forager Project Unsweetened Plain Cashew Yogurt
Is Forager Yogurt Whole30 Compliant?
Yes, but only the Unsweetened Plain version is Whole30 Compliant. Comes in a BPA free packaging and is all organic ingredients.
Forager Project Unsweetened Plain Cashewmilk Yogurt
INGREDIENTS: (all organic) Cashewmilk (Filtered Water, Cashews), Tapioca Starch, Locust Bean Gum, Coconut Cream. Live Active Cultures (S. thermopiles, L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, Bifidus, L. lactic, L. plantarum.
Forager Project Unsweetened Plain Yogurt comes in 5.30z size containers.
Forager Project Organic Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Cashewmilk Yogurt
INGREDIENTS: Cashewmilk (filtered Water, Cashews*), Cane Sugar*, Tapioca Starch*, Pectin, Locust Bean Gum*, Natural Flavor*, Vanilla Beans*, Lemon Juice Concentrate*, Coconut Cream*, Live Active Cultures.
To find Forager Project Yogurts, use their Store Locator here.
Frequently Asked Questions about Whole30 Yogurt:
Is Greek yogurt Whole30 approved?
Nope. No traditional yogurts made with milk are Whole30 compliant because dairy is not allowed on the Whole30. For more about the basic Whole30 rules, click here.
Is So Delicious Yogurt Whole30 Compliant?
No, because of the rice starch.
Is Daiya Yogurt Whole30 Compliant?
No, because it has pea protein isolate and cane sugar.
Is Silk Yogurt Whole30 Compliant?
No, because even the plain version has cane sugar.
Is Good Karma Yogurt Whole30 Compliant?
No, because of pea protein isolate, cane sugar, corn starch, and cultured dextrose (a form of sugar).
Is there a Whole30 Yogurt Substitute?
If you have a recipe that calls for yogurt, you can use any of the brands below as a good substitute! If you can’t find any of these brands, you can also use the cream at the top of a can of full fat coconut milk, then add 1 T lemon juice per cup of yogurt to give it the necessary acidity.