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Low Carb Vegan Hemp Seed Yogurt

Low Carb Vegan Hemp Seed Yogurt

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Another day, another non-dairy low carb vegan yogurt substitute! I know – super appealing description. Lately, I’ve been trying to reduce my consumption of nuts – mostly because I realized I use them for basically everything, and should diversify my protein sources a bit. I also thought that using hemp seeds for yogurt would be a lower carb alternative to the low carb vegan cashew yogurt I usually make.

That hunch was not wrong! This yogurt is silky and smooth, and only .4g of net carbs per 1 cup serving. Seriously! This yogurt recipe is soy-free and sugar free, as well as technically being paleo, if that’s your thing. It’s also not fermented, which makes it more of a pudding than a yogurt, but work with me here. A lot of people don’t handle fermented foods well, and some just aren’t that keen on having a science experiment sitting on their counter for a few days. Plus, not fermenting this means you can eat it in just a few hours!

I’ll get to the recipe in juuuust a second, but I’m also going to point out that this has 10g of protein per serving, which is pretty amazing for something not remotely fortified with protein powder! I’m such a huge fan of this recipe, and so excited to post it! I really hope you try this – let me know if you do, either on social media, or in the comments!

Low Carb Vegan Hemp Yogurt | Meat Free Keto - a sugar free, dairy free, soy free and nut free easy to make addition to your breakfast routine!

Notes on Making Vegan Keto Hemp Yogurt

  • Because this recipe uses glucomannan powder, the order of the steps is very important!
  • You can hypothetically substitute xanthan gum or guar gum for the glucomannan, though I have not personally tried this.
  • To get the tangy flavor, I added 1/2 cup of lemon juice at the end, but if you wanted a different flavor, you could reduce the lemon juice to about 2 tbsp (for that acidic note), and then add in berries or cocoa powder, or an extract. The world is your oyster!
  • Glucomannan powder will not thicken enough to set up unless it reaches a hot enough temperature, so if you notice that your yogurt is not starting to thicken at all, you can toss it in a saucepan on medium-high heat, and wisk until it does. This shouldn’t happen, though, as long as your water is boiling!
Low Carb Vegan Hemp Yogurt | Meat Free Keto - a sugar free, dairy free, soy free and nut free easy to make addition to your breakfast routine!

Low Carb Vegan Hemp Seed Yogurt

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This super low carb, keto-friendly vegan yogurt is dairy free, sugar free and even yeast, nut and soy free. It's a simple and delicious addition to your breakfast routine!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Low Carb, Vegan
Servings 4 cups vegan yogurt
Calories 166


  • 3/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp glucomannan powder
  • stevia to taste


  • Boil the water, and combine 1 cup of water with the hemp seeds in a high powered blender. Process until the seeds are smooth and completely free of lumps. There will be black specks that are a natural part of the seed, but if you blend long enough (about a minute), they won't be noticeable in the texture. So, they're just a visual thing.
  • With the blender still running, add in the glucomannan powder and then the remaining two cups of just-boiled water. Process for another 15-30 seconds. You'll notice that the mixture will have started to thicken.
  • Add in the lemon juice (or whatever flavor you want!) and blend for a few seconds until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour into a clean container, seal and refigerate for at least 2-3 hours, until the yogurt sets!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 5.1g

27 thoughts on “Low Carb Vegan Hemp Seed Yogurt”

    • Hi there! You definitely could, but I’m not totally sure of the quantity you’d want to use. The method would be different as well – you would want to bloom the gelatin in cold water before adding it in with the hot mixture! I’m sure you already knew that, but I figure I should say it anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Okay, I looked into it a little more, and it seems like the general consensus is that you use twice as much gelatin as you would gums (which glucomannan acts as here). Of course, I haven’t tested it, so I can’t say for sure!!

    • Thanks for the enthusiastic comment! I usually get glucomannan powder on Amazon – I’ve never seen it in stores, though I bet some health stores would have it!

  • Happy to find this! Made it tonight this evening. I used xanthum gum, seemed to work just fine. Also threw in some blackberries. Taste tested before putting in the fridge, tasted good!

  • Thanks for the great recipe. I used Xantham gum and added vanilla extract + 3 drops of stevia, the taste is amazing. That said the texture is like a thick soup or shake — is this the way it’s supposed to be? Is there a keto way to get it closer to a yogurt viscosity? thanks!

    • Hi Sonja! Hm, when I make this with the glucomannen powder, the texture is thick like yogurt. Maybe more xanthan gum is needed? I based the quantities on a readerโ€™s input, but can do a little research to see!

  • This is great.The glucomannan can be replaced with psyllium husk.Great alternative for vegans and people on keto diet.
    Thank you.

  • Thanks so much– this was amazing and since im on keto was nervous about the dairy. Above all was the simplicity–

    • Hi Pia, great question! If the water isn’t hot enough, the glucomannan will no form a gel and everything will be very liquidy. I don’t think this is the same for xanthan gum, though.

    • Hi, Raye Ann! Hemp protein powder will not work here – only seeds or nuts! You could use sunflower seeds instead, though!

  • Hi I have just googled an alternative for glucomannan powder and itโ€™s come up with psyllium husk, I have that in my cupboard so will try that, fingers crossed

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