What’s Lavva?

At Lavva, we’re on a mission to realize the full potential of plant-based foods made without compromise. Our founder Liz Fisher launched Lavva in 2017 with this goal in mind, knowing she had her work cut out for her. Most non-dairy brands were adding gums, coloring agents, natural flavors, or sugar to lower costs and expedite the manufacturing process, so we forged our own path — and set a new standard.  Read our Story.

What’s a Pili Nut, and are they sustainable?

Grown in nutrient-rich volcanic soil found in Southeast Asia, the Pili tree has been wild harvested for centuries. Pili nuts need nothing more than rainwater to sprout and grow, making them naturally sustainable. Wild Pili trees actually prevent soil erosion and restore the land disrupted by nearby volcanic activity as well as encourage the process of natural pollination without the use of chemicals.

Pili nuts are the lowest carb nut on the planet and are rich in magnesium and Vitamin E as well as nourishing plant fats (especially monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) known to support heart health and brain function). They are also a complete protein, containing all eight essential amino acids.  Learn more here.

How do I find Lavva in my area?

Visit our store locator to find Lavva near you. Can’t find us? The best thing you can do is request Lavva at your local grocer by speaking with the Store Manager!

What makes Lavva’s yogurt so special?

Unlike many other non-dairy yogurts that rely on added sugar, gums, whitening agents, and carrageenan to achieve their taste and texture, Lavva uses only densely nourishing, real food ingredients. Plus, Lavva is the only yogurt on the planet crafted with buttery Pili nuts.

What live vegan cultures (probiotics) are in Lavva?

The live vegan cultures in Lavva’s flagship yogurt consist of our own custom blend of the following: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium (B. Bifidum), L. Plantarum, L. Delbruekii. The blend is grown in a lab on a medium of mostly a cassava-derived dextrose, and added after the pasteurization process, so the cultures remain intact and live and active.

What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics are a type of non-digestible fiber that plays a critical role in gut health. While probiotics are well known for healthy gut, they can’t function to their full potential without prebiotics, which act as fuel for probiotics. They work the best when paired together.

Lavva’s flagship yogurt, and Molten Lavva contain both prebiotics and probiotics, for complete gut health.

How do you make Lavva’s flagship yogurt?

First, we blend sprouted Pili nuts, coconut, plantains, cassava, and lime juice into a thick, creamy mix. We then add a special blend of live vegan probiotic cultures, which ferment the natural sugar and prebiotics in our mix to create a pre- and probiotic-packed, plant-based yogurt with 50 billion probiotics per serving.

Where do you make Lavva?

We make Lavva in beautiful Upstate New York and in California.

What’s resistant starch?

True to its name — resistant starch is a type of fiber that’s resistant to being digested in your stomach and small intestine, allowing it to arrive to your large intestine intact. Here, it acts as food for probiotics in your gut.

Resistant starch has been found to offer a range of health benefits from weight loss and satiety to increased insulin sensitivity and colorectal cancer protection. It’s naturally found in starchy foods like the young plantains we use to make Lavva’s flagship yogurt.

What’s cassava?

Commonly referred to as yuca in the US, cassava is a nutty-tasting, starchy root vegetable grown in tropical places like South America. It can be ground into a fine powder, which we use to make our flagship yogurt and Molten Lavva consistently creamy in every spoonful.

Why is there so much saturated fat in Lavva?

We use a densely nourishing blend of real food ingredients, including sprouted Pili nuts and organic coconut, to make our yogurt. These are naturally rich in a mix of monounsaturated and saturated fats.

Although saturated fat gets a bad rap, nutrition research continues to debunk the harmful effects of saturated fats from plants. Prior studies lumped all sources of saturated fats — from lard, to pastries, to plants—together to evaluate its role in the body. But when analyses look at only saturated fats from plant, they do not show the same negative effects on heart and overall health, like animal-based saturated fats do.

The type of saturated fat primarily found in Lavva is called Medium Chain Triglycerides, or MCTs for short. MCTs are a type of saturated fat that are easily digested. They are believed to support a healthy metabolism since the body burns these as energy, instead storing them as fat. MCTs are also thought to support a healthy gut and combat harmful bacteria and viruses.

How much protein does Lavva have?

Lavva’s flagship yogurt has 2g of naturally-occurring, plant-based protein per serving. We exist to make clean, awesome tasting products and refuse to use processed plant-based protein powders or isolates just to achieve a higher protein count on our nutrition facts panel.

If you want to add a natural protein boost to your Lavva, try sprinkling on a crunchy, fiber-filled mix of chia, flax, and hemp seeds.

Where does the sugar in Lavva’s flagship yogurt come from?

The sugar listed on our nutrition facts panel is naturally occurring from the real food ingredients we use to make Lavva’s flagship yogurt. These include young plantains, coconut water, and real organic fruit.

Is Lavva organic?

We work closely with our suppliers to source only the best ingredients and are committed to using organic ingredients as much as possible.  Although our Pili Nuts are not certified organic, they are wild harvested and are naturally free from any chemicals.

Does Lavva contain GMOs?

No, all Lavva products are non-GMO Project Verified.

Does Lavva contain any allergens?

Yes, Lavva products contain tree nuts, as they’re made with Pili nuts and coconut.

Is Lavva gluten-free?

Yep, naturally.

Is Lavva vegan?

Yes, Lavva’s products are free of all animal products including dairy, gelatin, and honey.  In addition, Lavva’s flagship yogurt and Molten Lavva are made with vegan cultures.

Is Lavva kosher?

Yes, Lavva’s flagship yogurt and Molten Lavva are Kosher certified by the Orthodox Union (OUD), while Lavva Plant Milk and Creamer is certified Kosher Pareve (K).

I’m lactose intolerant. Can I enjoy Lavva?

Yes, all of Lavva’s products are 100% plant-based and dairy free.

Does Lavva contain rBST?

Because Lavva is made with plants and not dairy, it’s 100% hormone free.

Is Lavva pasteurized?

Yes.  In our flagship yogurt we add our live probiotics after the pasteurization process so they remain intact and live and active.

Can I freeze Lavva?

You can, but it will change the product texture upon de-thawing so we do not recommend freezing any Lavva products.

Where can I find the expiration date on my cup of Lavva?

The best by date is stamped on the bottom of each cup of Lavva.

It’s the suggested sell by date, not the expiration date. Thanks to our super blend of prebiotics and probiotics, our plant-based yogurt has an 80-day shelf life.

Are you hiring?

We’re always looking for the right, passionate people to join our team. Email us at hello@lovvelavva.com.