So, I’ve been using kefir now for about two years. My love for it has only grown – I’ve shared my love with friends and family members…I’m trying to get everyone on the kefir train! Stacy jumped off the kefir bridge, and I’m trying to get you to jump with me. Everybody’s doing it.
Okay, so not everyone is doing it. And you’ll likely get some strange looks if you start telling people you ferment milk. Kefir is essentially fermented, cultured milk. It’s FULL of probiotics and all sorts of good stuff. It’s very healthy and I try to keep it on my menu regularly since it contributes to a healthy immune system.
Today I want to give you some resources for kefir. If you’ve been making kefir already, you’ll still find this helpful. I’ll link to all my posts on kefir, including recipes, and link to some other resources that you might need or want…or that you might want to pass along.
Posts from me:
What IS Kefir? Here I explain about what kefir is and how to make it yourself.
Using Kefir + Smoothie Base – In this post you’ll see how to use kefir once you make it and I give a quick tutorial on a smoothie base for the fridge.
Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothies – My favorite smoothie of ALL TIME
There are a few ways to acquire grains. You can get them from a friend who has an overabundance…because they multiply like bunnies! Here are two other options:
BrandysFiberFrolic – My friend Brandy sells her grains. They are top notch and this is where I first got my grains. You can be sure they’ve been taken care of…and you won’t buy from someone who you’re not sure about.
Cultures for Health – A more expensive option, but a good one. They do arrive dehydrated instead of live. Make sure you don’t just buy the starter…you want grains. A starter only works for a few batches.
Need or want some recipes? Mine are listed above, but you can basically use kefir in anything that calls for buttermilk.
Cultures for Health offers a FREE eBook on kefir when you sign up to get their emails. It’s a good one…I’ve made a few recipes from there. Yum!
At Tammy’s Recipes you’ll find all sorts of kefir resources! She’s got video tutorials and tons of delicious recipes. All of Tammy’s recipes are kickin’…yum! If you’ve not been there before, allot plenty of time because you’ll get sucked in quickly with all her awesome information. Just go there and search for “kefir” in the search box. We love the maple sweetened kefir!
I’ll leave you with one last gem of information. For anything and EVERYTHING you’ve ever wanted to know about kefir, check out Dom’s Kefir Site. It’s an exhaustive resource for all things kefir. He’s a kefir genius…maybe more than just kefir, but I don’t know him personally – so for now, I’ll just say kefir.
Everybody’s doing it…jump off with us.