Kite Hill created artisanal, dairy-free yogurts that emulate the taste, texture, and integrity of traditional yogurt. They are completely plant-based, dairy-free, rich in protein, and even contain live bacterial cultures to help support the microbiome.
Why Did We Try Kite Hill Dairy-Free Yogurt?
Yogurt is a breakfast and snack-time staple over here. Yogurt is rich in protein, convenient for on-the-go, and provides beneficial probiotics that help support the gut microbiome. Kite Hill has shifted the game by creating products that allow individuals with a dairy allergy or follow a plant-based diet to enjoy the benefits of yogurt too, so we had to give it a try!
Kite Hill Dairy-Free Yogurt: How Many Stars?
Our 5-Star Rating
These dairy-free yogurts definitely have a different taste to them than traditional yogurts. Although, once you add the toppings, you can hardly notice a difference! Also, Kite Hill yogurts come in many different flavors and variations. We just tried the almond-based unsweetened greek and protein styles but they also offer vanilla, blueberry, peach, strawberry and other flavors in their various yogurt styles.
Nutrient Density: 4.5/5
Kite Hill dairy-free yogurts are made from almonds or coconuts. The Kite Hill protein line is made from almond milk, soy protein isolate, coconut cream, starch, faba bean protein, natural flavors, locust bean gum, yeast extract, xanthum gum, and live active cultures.
The greek style yogurt is made from almond milk, tapioca starch, pectin, locust bean gum, agar, and live active cultures.
Kite Hill Protein Style Yogurt
Kite Hill Greek Style Yogurt
Based on the products’ nutrition facts, the protein yogurt has 130 calories, 7 g of total carbohydrates, 12g protein, and 7g fat of total fat in each serving of 3/4 cup. It also has 0g added sugars and 1g dietary fiber. It also provides 4% of the daily value for calcium, 10% of the daily value for iron, and 4% of the daily value for potassium.
The greek style yogurt has 190 calories, 9g of total carbohydrates, 12g protein, and 14g of total fat in each serving of 2/3 cup. It also has 0g added sugars and a whopping 5g of dietary fiber. It also provides 10% of the daily value for calcium, 10% of the daily value for iron, and 2% of the daily value for potassium.
Both of these plant-based options have a bit more fat and lower levels of protein than traditional yogurts. The levels of calcium are pretty comparable to traditional yogurts and the iron is an extra bonus that traditional yogurts don’t offer. If you’re looking for a dairy-free, plant-based yogurt alternative, Kite Hill yogurt would be a great option!
You can find these Kite Hill products, as well as other variations, at Whole Foods, Target, and Deerbeirghs. They come in different sizes but also offer single serving cups. At Whole Foods and Target, you can find these Kite Hill single serving cups for $1.35 each. This comes in slightly higher than traditional animal based yogurts, but not by too much!
Total Score: 4 / 5
Where To Find It:
You can find these products in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods, Target, and Dierbergs.
How We Enjoyed It:
We served our dairy-free Kite Hill yogurt in a bowl and added some delicious toppings – blueberries, peanut butter, granola, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. We paired it with a hot cup of coffee to get our day started. The possibilities for toppings are endless!
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This article was written by Michelle Hately, Dietetic Intern.