How to make Kefir
Kefir is one of my favorite ways to add healthy probiotics to my digestive system. It is super easy to make and homemade kefir is so much better for you ( and cheaper ) than store bought. It tastes like a drinkable yogurt. Because of kefir’s unique set of nutrients it has been show to benefit the body in 7 main ways, and contains more than 50 beneficial bacteria to help heal the gut.
Some of the benefits of consuming kefir daily are:
Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Build Bone Density
Improve Lactose Digestion
And these are just a few of the benefits of consuming kefir daily.
Kefir is much easier to make than yogurt and requires no heating. It does require Kefir grains to make, and I get mine here. The great thing about Kefir grains is that they grow as you use them, so you will have plenty to share with your friends the more you make kefir.
- Raw whole milk
- kefir grains
- In a wide mouth mason Jar add 2 1/2 tablespoons of live kefir grains. Pour raw milk into jar. Put cap on and leave out on the counter overnight. In the morning you have kefir. Strain out the kefir grains and use them to make a new batch of kefir. Put the kefir into the refrigerator. Enjoy in smoothies or drink plain. You can add fresh fruit too.
- When you are not using your kefir grains, store them in whole milk in a jar in the refrigerator. I use a colored glass to jar to store my kefir so that I can tell which is my kefir and which container has my kefir grains.