Living Cultures Superfood: the best yogurt you’ll ever taste

One of the perks of moving back to California and settling in Santa Cruz is that we’ve gotten a chance to reconnect with our good friends here. Two such friends include Arne and Constanze Heissel, the brains and passionate hearts behind Living Cultures Superfoods yogurt, which is without a doubt the most delicious yogurt you’ll ever taste (with or without dairy), and the most nourishing too.

These guys have put their blood, sweat, and tears into perfecting this probiotic-filled, 100% junk free, deeply nourishing superfood yogurt, and it’s finally available for the world to enjoy (or at least our local world for now). Let’s talk for a second about what makes this yogurt so amazing, and then I’ll give all the details as to where you can find it. img_8115

  • 12.5 billion active and alive probiotics including the intensively researched and published super strain Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS-1 per two ounce.
  • Compliant with the following diets: Paleo, Vegetarian, Ketogenic, Whole 30, Weston A. Price Foundation and many more.
  • High quality Prebiotic (which is a unique addition to yogurt, and allows the probiotics to really do their job)
  • Tapioca based, with well researched published benefits and FDA GRAS status.
  • High in saturated fatty acids and medium chain triglycerides (MCT). Only 0.01% Cholesterol!

All that with only THREE ingredients:

  • Organic 100% coconut milk
  • Probiotic starter culture
  • Prebiotic dietary fiber

img_8147I’ve talked a lot about probiotics in a variety of posts, but here’s what’s important to know: when it comes to probiotics, not all are created equal. For example, probiotic supplements pale in comparison to real food probiotics. The greatest source of probiotics is from fermented and cultured foods such as this probiotic coconut yogurt. To have an effect on our well being, the probiotics need to survive the passage to the intestines and many probiotic supplements may not survive the acid environment as our natural stomach acids destroy a large percentage of the bacteria before they are able to reach the intestines. It is in the yogurt culturing process that the probiotic bacteria become active and acidic, and are then given a media that our body can digest and more effectively pass the bacteria onto our gastrointestinal tract. By fermenting the cultures in a slightly acidic environment, they are then better able to withstand the intensity of our stomach acid, allowing for a higher percentage of the probiotic bacteria to then pass onto our intestines. Many capsule probiotics are dormant and not alive, therefore they are unable to withstand the intensity of these digestive acids more die off before entering the gastrointestinal tract. This yogurt provides the best real food option I’ve seen on the market, especially for those who suffer from any sort of dairy intolerance. Kali approves, and SO DO I!

What’s also amazing is that a little bit goes a very long way. I just have about 1-2 oz a day with some frozen organic blueberries, for a satisfying and nourishing treat. And now you can too (my local-ish friends, at least)!! Here’s where to find Living Cultures Superfoods coconut yogurt:

  1. Staff of Life Natural Foods Market – Santa Cruz (I am EXTRA excited about this one)
  2. Real Food Bay Area  –  SF Bay Area & Beyond (you can order online weekly and pick up your products at various locations)
  3. Bare Bowls – Palo Alto & Burlingame
  4. Mission Heirloom & Artisan’s Life – Berkeley & San Francisco

They’re adding location frequently too, so check out their website for more! Oh, and before I forget to mention, you will probably want to get your hands on this yogurt now that fall is here because there is pretty much NOTHING better than a dollop of Living Culture’s Superfoods coconut yogurt atop a slice of paleo pumpkin pie. OH MAN.

Enjoy, friends! And as always, live rad.

♡Laura

By | 2017-08-28T14:12:05+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|19 Comments

About the Author:

I am a Certified Nutrition Consultant and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. I have a passion for educating, and I absolutely love teaching others about nutrition, functional movement, and the power each has to set the foundation for health, wellness, and true quality of life. I LOVE to eat and fuel my body to live life to the utmost, and I wholeheartedly believe that sustainably sourced, nutrient dense foods can be the greatest form of medicine as well as the ingredients to create the most delicious, palate pleasing meals (it’s a win-win!)

19 Comments

  1. Lindsey October 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Can we order online? I’d love this especially for my son! Really struggling to find things for him to eat

    • Laura Bruner October 6, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Hi Lindsey! Are you local to the Bay Area at all? Unfortunately, the reach only goes as far as Berkley to Santa Cruz and everywhere in between. They do hope to offer shipping in the future, but the delicate nature of the real food probiotics make shipping a bit more difficult. The link provided in the post above outline the only availability at this time. I hope that some of the recipe on my website can help provide some more options for your son. I know how hard it is to find foods that work with unique diet needs.

  2. MJ Rose October 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    My friend brought me some of your yogurt as a gift, and it is absolutely delicious! GREAT product, good luck to you!!

    • Laura Bruner October 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Hi MJ! Thanks so much for the kind words. My dear friends at Living Cultures Superfoods will be grateful for the feedback. It’s certainly the most delicious yogurt I have ever tasted in my life. Thanks for reading my blog too! Have a great week.

  3. Anca Rugescu December 14, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Can we get nutritional I nfo on this? It may not be important to others but I’m in full competition prep for bodybuilding and logging in my food is an essential part of my diet during these times. It’s important to know how much fat and carbs go into 1 serving which I assume is the 1 oz recommended dose on the label. I know it’s not a requirement to have nutritional info when a product is made in small batches but I’d be forever greatfull if I can get my hands on it. Much appreciated!

    • Laura Bruner December 14, 2016 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Hello Anca! Thanks for checking in. This is not my product, just one I genuinely love and endorse, so I don’t have that information for you. However, you can definitely email my friends at Living Cultures Superfoods, and I am sure they’ll kindly help. Their email is info@lcsuperfoods.com. Also, when I am tracking macros, I log this as organic full fat coconut milk (from the can). There is no added sugar at all in the product so it won’t be too far off of that. Hope this helps!

  4. amy January 4, 2017 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    I tried a few bites at a friend’s house and had to go out and buy my own jar. It is incredible.
    So delicious, unlike any yogurt ever, anywhere. It is pricey, but worth it.

    • Laura Bruner January 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      That makes me very happy. It’s incredible huh? They’re definitely doing it right. I love that a little bit goes a long way, so it lasts!

  5. Summer January 23, 2017 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Hello! I want to carry this yogurt at my shop in AZ. Do you have an email or website for them? Tried it al Mission Heirloom and fell in love!

  6. Julie January 30, 2017 at 8:38 am - Reply

    I just tried this recently from Bare Bowls. It is amazing. It could be in my head but I feel different after a few days of eating it. Like my head is clearer and just feel better. I am going to buy some to have at home!! Thank you!!!

    • Laura Bruner January 30, 2017 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Hi Julie! I am so glad you enjoyed the yogurt as much I do. I certainly don’t think it’s just in your head. I was unable to eat the yogurt or much of anything in my first few months of pregnancy because of the morning sickness, and once I started having some every day again about a month ago, I noticed an immediate difference – in my digestion, my immunity, and my energy. The power of real food is SO amazing. This yogurt is the cream of the crop. Thanks for the nice note. I will be sure to let my friends at Living Cultures know. ♡

      • Julie January 31, 2017 at 6:20 pm - Reply

        Wow that’s awesome!! Question- it says on the jar they recommend to eat 1-2 oz a day. I’m guessing it’s because it’s very “medicinal” and you only need a little? I could certainly eat the whole jar but it is kind of expensive so want to make it last and just eat how ever much is necessary. 🙂

        • Laura Bruner February 1, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

          I recently spoke with the owners and the recommend 2-4 oz at this time. This is because it is so medicinal, as you mentioned. People who have not consumed a lot of potent probiotics or high fat foods might have trouble at first. I am up to 4 oz a day and feel amazing, but I worked up to that slowly. I agree, though, that I could eat a whole bowl full! It’s just so good. The more you can eat, the healthier your gut!

  7. Elyse February 6, 2017 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Like one of your other commenters above, I was visiting a friend in Berkeley in October. I was hooked after one bite. I have yet to find a decent nondairy yogurt back on the east coast where I live. Hoping I can arrange for shipment…..

    • Laura Bruner February 6, 2017 at 11:05 am - Reply

      I do know they are working on it! The extremely high nutrient content of the yogurt and the need for refrigeration makes shipping tough, but it’s in the works. The owners of the company put quality above everything else! 🙂 Hope you can make it back to California soon.

  8. Amy Fothergill April 3, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Do they have a website?

    • Laura Bruner April 3, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Hi Amy! They are currently working on their website. I’ll add it to this post as soon as it’s up and running.

  9. Vitello Tonato July 21, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

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