Maple Strawberry Kefir- Gluten Free

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I love making kefir with whole milk and fresh or frozen organic berries.  Homemade kefir will contain a larger number of probiotics than will commercial kefir.  You can use kefir grains (not really a grain but yeast bacteria / fermentation starter) repeatedly to brew this milk kefir.  This kefir has a slight sour taste and effervescent texture. This creamy drink has a touch of maple to balance the flavors. It is a probiotic drink that you will enjoy making and drinking regularly.  For more information about the health benefits of this probiotic drink check this site out.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0905c.shtml

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Kefir Grains (given to me from a friend)

  • ¼ Cup Justamere's Maple Syrup

  • 1 Quart Raw Whole Milk

Directions:

  1. Make homemade kefir from your whole milk. I used Meghan Slocum's technique at the Whole Natural Life blog. My kefir grains came from a friend, but they can also be bought online.

  2. Combine berries, maple syrup, and kefir in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

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