Ever wondered how to make your own kefir?
It’s definitely becoming more popular in grocery stores these days but at a minimum of four dollars a quart it can get a little steep! Making your own kefir is incredibly easy and affordable. If you’d like to jump into the world of homemade fermented foods then kefir is the perfect place to start. It’s definitely the most low maintenance fermented food in my opinion. I’ve made kombucha and sourdough breads as well but kefir is the easiest!
The nice thing about making your own is that you can control the quality by choosing organic or raw milk. You can choose to second ferment your kefir to boost nutrients even more if you’d like. You can also flavor your kefir using any type of fruit, your favorite sweetener, (I prefer bananas or dates), and a dash of vanilla!
It makes a perfect base to green smoothies as well.
In this video I show you how to make it. Sometimes it’s nice to just see how it all works rather than reading a blog post about it.
Kefir is incredibly versatile and can be used like buttermilk in a myriad of ways. It can of course be used in different breakfast items like pancakes, waffles and muffins although the probiotic organisms will be destroyed when heated.
To reap the benefits of all the probiotics, smoothies are a great way to consume kefir. You could also make ice cream or popsicles. I have a friend who loves to add kefir to mashed potatoes instead of adding milk and she said her family loved it!
If you have any other questions at all don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below!
What are your favorite ways to use kefir?
To better health inside and out!