My journey to kefir started when a friend showed me how to make yogurt. Once I perfected making yogurt at home, I decided to look into the world of kefir. It took quite some time to hunt down some kefir grains. Unfortunately, none of my local shops carried the little buggers...so I ordered off Amazon and after a few day "activation" period, I was ready to rock and roll. We are now consistently turning out 4 cups of kefir each day. Believe it or not, we are going through just as much just as quickly.
Our children (even the youngest who isn't quite a year) love the cold, sweet, deliciousness and I just sit back and smile because I know about all the benefits. Kefir really packs a punch when it comes to probiotics, healthy fats, calcium, and protein. I no longer need to buy probiotic supplements and I know my family is still receiving the health benefits of great digestion. I am NOT an expert, so please investigate probiotics and kefir for yourself and then YOU decide what is best for your family.
If you start making kefir, here are a few of our favorite recipes:
Add to 4 C of plain kefir:
1.5 C blueberries & add honey to desired sweetness
1 C strawberries & 1 C bananas, then add honey to desired sweetness
1.5 C door county cherries (the tart ones), then add honey to desired sweetness...or if you're my son, add a little chocolate powder and call it chocolate covered cherry smoothie!
1 T vanilla & honey to desired sweetness
Next time you're in the neighborhood, stop in and enjoy a glass with us - we would love to sit and chat with you!
May your paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sugar, sunshine, and large pitchers of delicious and healthy goodness to share with those you love!
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