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9 Simple but Yummy ways to use Kefir

9 Simple but Yummy ways to use Kefir

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It’s one of the food trends of 2018 that I definitely got on board with and with me it will be here to stay for 2019! I just love Kefir!

It’s fresh, and a little sour, which reminds me of yoghurt but I find it is even more versatile.

What Is Milk Kefir?

It’s a yogurt-like cultured dairy product made from milk and the “mother culture”: kefir grains.

These grains are beneficial bacteria and yeasts that form a rubbery, somewhat translucent whitish/yellowish, cauliflower-shaped clump. They can range in size from a grain of wheat to a hazelnut.

Ideally, kefir should be a thickened milk with the consistency of thin, drinkable yogurt. The beneficial organisms from the grains have spread throughout, giving a wonderful probiotic boost to the drinker! It actually has more probiotics than yoghurt!

Kefir…

  • is a natural antibiotic
  • does not feed yeast, such as candida
  • can be tolerated by those who are lactose intolerant because the beneficial organisms eat most of milk’s lactose
  • provides the enzyme lactase to digest any remaining lactose
  • coats the lining of the digestive tract, creating a nest for beneficial bacteria to colonize

My go to Kefir of choice is a one by thecollectivedairy they do a range of flavoured drinking Kefirs as well as Kefir yoghurt.

I thought I would run through a few of my favourite ways to use Kefir as well as some simple recipes you can follow:

1. In smoothies

One of my favourite Protein smoothies right now is a blend of the following:

  • 35g frozen Avocado
  • 65g frozen Cauli
  • 35g frozen spinach
  • Half frozen banana
  • 2 egg whites
  • 250ml Kefir
  • Tsp Cacao Powder
  • Tsp Maca Powder
  • Scoop of Protein

2. With a bowl of cereal or granola and fruit

3. As an alternative to cream on top of desserts

For example on top of this apple crumble

4. ‘Nice’ Ice cream

Simply Blend:

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  • Frozen banana
  • Tbsp Almond Butter
  • 200ml Kefir
  • Scoop of flavoured protein powder (optional)

5. Ice lolly popsicles

6. Overnight Oats

Mix the following:

  • 50g Oats
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • Scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 100ml Kefir

Mix together and store in the fridge overnight and then top with fruit.

7. On top or in pancakes

8. Drizzle into soups especially yummy swirled into a pumpkin and sweet potato soup

9. Incorporate into dips and dressings

So there it is, 9 great ways to use Kefir. I hope I’ve inspired you to try it or use it in ways you maybe hadn’t thought of. Let me know your favourite ways to use Kefir below.

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