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Make your own Kefir at home. All you need is grains, room temperature milk, a strainer, spoon and glass jar with lid.
our grains are active so you dont have to activate them.
Strain the grains out of the milk it came with (throw the milk out). Put grains in a glass jar about 1 liter size. Add milk about 2 cups of milk to start. You can increase the quantity of milk slowly with every batch if needed. Make sure milk is room temperature. Close the lid and leave it in a dark warm cabinet. After 24 hrs your kefir should be ready. In summer kefir will be ready sooner and in winters it might take longer to ferment. When you shake the jar and the milk texture has thickened, this is an indication that your kefir is ready.
open the jar and strain the milk. You will be left with grains in the strainer and the strained liquid is your kefir that ready (you can drink it right away or store it in the fridge in glass jar). Put the grains back in the jar and add new milk. Keep this process going and when u want to take a break, put the jar with kefir grains and fresh milk in the fridge. If you taking a long break make sure you change the milk every two weeks.
Think of Kefir as a drinkable yogurt with a tangy, slightly acidic flavor. You can drink this on its own and it will taste like a sour yogurt. If that doesn't appease your taste buds try making this delicious smoothie with kefir, banana and honey. Yum indeed!
- Increases healthy micro flora in the gut
- Kefir literally means “feel good” in Turkish because it cures depression.
- Supports healthy digestive system.
- Kefir is a complete protein.
- Contains an abundance of calcium and magnesium which are supportive to a healthy nervous system.
- Rich in enzymes that help us digest our food.
- Kefir is also rich in vitamin B-12, vitamin K and biotin.
- Kefir contains lactic acid, which is good for healthy skin.
- Although kefir is made from milk the process of turning it into kefir almost completely eliminates the lactose. Often those who have trouble with lactose can handle kefir
- Kefir provides 25% of the daily amount of Vitamin D you need.
So What exactly is Milk Kefir?
Milk kefir is the drink, but Milk kefir grains are the “starter kit” that you use to produce the drink. Kefir originated from parts of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia. The name is derived from the Turkish word keyif, which means “feeling good” after eating. It can be made with Cows or goats Milk.
The Kefir grains are natural symbiotic cultures containing a huge number of natural bacteria that turn the lactose in the milk into lactic acid, so kefir tastes sour like yogurt it has a thinner consistency so it is more smoothie like.
Kefir also contains a wide variety of bioactive compounds, including organic acids and peptides that contribute to its benefits.
Dairy-free versions of kefir can be made with coconut milk and some other nut milks however, these will not have the same nutrient profile as dairy-based kefir.
Kefir is incredibly easy to make at home and can be flavored just like yogurt but it is also incredibly versatile so it can be used in baking, for salad dressings, sour dough, cottage cheese and much much more. Kefir is a good source of Protein, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin (B2), Magnesium and Vitamin D.