Kefir – A Healthy Breakfast Drink
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I am going to do a more extensive post on all the health benefits of Kefir later…but until then I wanted to share a yummy breakfast drink recipe. We have had sickness around here lately and have been buying DanActive (at a friend’s recommendation) to help boost out immune systems. Well, after reading the ingredients and having a taste of this DanActive, it tasted like Kefir to me. From what I have read about the benefits of Kefir, it is full of probiotics, boosts your immune system, and so much more. It has all the health benefits of yogurt and more! So I will be making Kefir a lot more now!
I bought a package of powder Kefir starter at the health food store. You make up a batch, then use that to start a new batch. It is so easy. I do this the same way I do my buttermilk. When my Kefir is getting low, I just put a few tablespoons of Kefir in the bottom of a quart jar, fill with whole milk, put a lid on it, shake it up, then let it sit out on the top of my freezer until it thickens (usually overnight). Once it thickens, I shake it up and then it goes in the refrigerator….ready to use! For those not familiar with Kefir, it tastes kind of like drinkable yogurt. Here is the recipe:
Kefir Breakfast Drink
2 cups Kefir
2 cups frozen fruit (I used strawberries)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup honey
Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
Makes about 4-5 cups of drink. Double if you want to make more! Yummy!