The first time I made homemade raw milk kefir I was sure it would poison me – it smelled like old beer mixed with moldy cheese. Bleh!!
But I’ve since learned that the smellier kefir is, the more probiotics it has, and now I never go a day without drinking a big glass of it!
But if you’re struggling to drink this ultra-healing food because of the flavor, you should give these recipes a try.
Quick, Easy, & Kid Friendly!
I’ve been drinking kefir for over 10 years, so today I’m used to the (gross) flavor and can just drink it straight, but I remember it was a struggle to get my daily dose of kefir at first.
As enamored as I was with the beautiful green smoothies in my Instagramm feed, I was way too busy in the morning to make those complicated smoothies in the blender for the whole family, so I got creative with a few 30-second recipes and my family approves!!
Watch the quick video below or scroll down to read the recipes so you can start drinking more kefir.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Who else misses Pumpkin Spice Lattes over the summer?! I get my fix all year long with this kefir smoothie recipe – a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, 1 TB raw honey, and 1 tsp vanilla extract make for a delicious treat.
Simple Berry Smoothie
For the days when you don’t want to drag out the blender, simply stir in 2-3 TB of your favorite juice (I just grab the Berry Odwalla Smoothies from the store) in your glass of kefir for the fastest smoothie ever.
Not for the faint of heart, but this smoothie is packed with nutrition! Mix in an egg yolk and half an avocado for an ultra-creamy, super nutrient-dense smoothie. Bonus – it makes the best grab ‘n’ go breakfast and it’ll keep you full for hours!
Pro Tip – All of these recipes make delicious popsicles, too! Pour the kefir smoothie into popsicle molds and freeze them if your kiddo still isn’t on board with this smelly elixir.
What’s your favorite way to drink kefir?
Do you have any tips I should know about?
Any fave recipes or sneaky ways to get more kefir in your everday diet?
Do tell!! Comment below, I’d love to hear!
Want to get your hands on some raw milk to make your own kefir?
Come on by the farm store whenever we’re open and chat with one of the ladies who can walk you through making your own kefir!