Making my own kefir has become my new favourite thing. Problem is, its fermenting quicker than I can drink it! So I have had to come up with ways to include it in my meals…. or in this case smoothies! Raspberry kefir smoothie
What is kefir?
Kefir is like a very nutrient rich drinking yogurt. Its cultured, enzyme rich properties help restore and strengthen the ‘inner ecosystem’ for a healthy digestive system. Kefir is made by fermenting kefir grains in most commonly dairy milk however it can also be done in coconut water. A lot of people who have intolerances to lactose can tolerate kefir due to the yeast and ‘good’ bacteria consuming most fo the lactose.
Our digestive system is the centre of everything! A happy tummy = happy mind, healthy immune system, easy weight management + so much more..
When making kefir I combine the kefir grain with 1 L of unhomogenised organic milk. I then leave it in a jar covered with cloth on the bench for 24 hours and then in my fridge for a further 24 hours. Then it is ready to consume!
Below is a raspberry kefir smoothie recipe for a healthy, strong digestive system. There is also the option to add slippery elm powder. This is an amazing tummy soothing natural substance from the inner bark of a slippery elm tree. It can be found at most health food stores. I got mine from AboutLife.
Raspberry & Kefir Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup kefir + extra for topping
2/4 cup organic frozen raspberries or fresh
1 tsp slippery elm powder (optional)
1-2 heaped tsp raw honey
4-8 cubes of ice depending on how thick you want it
Whatever toppings you desire
In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend until you have a smooth, thick consistency.
Pour into a bowl or glass and top with extra kefir and whatever else you desire. I added more raspberries, raw honey and grain free granola.
Now all you need to do is sit back and enjoy so your tummy can absorb its super powers in a relaxed state!
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