How to Make Milk Kefir

Kefir – it’s a buzz word that’s been getting a lot of attention lately. But what’s all the hype about?   Have you jumped on the bandwagon and tried it yet? We make it daily over here and  love it. Takes about 2.5 minutes a day and the benefits are amazing! Kefir is actually cultured milk. Much like yogurt, it is bacteria that culture the milk and produce a sour tangy end product. Since kefir is generally thinner than yogurt, it can be made as a drink or enjoyed our favorite way – in smoothies. Kefir is full of probiotics and beneficial bacterial strains to help support a healthy immune system and gut bacteria balance. Since antibiotics kill both HEALTHY and Bad bacteria strains, it’s important to keep probiotic foods in our daily diet. Beneficial bacteria are designed to help us fight infections, and when we kill them off…..well, we can make matters worse causing us to be more susceptible the next go round. This quote from Kefir.net says it all. “The regular ... [read more]