Five Kefir Recipes: Powerful Probiotics

My Kefir Obsession Continues…

There has not been a person who has crossed my path that doesn’t know about my obsession with kefir.

Earlier I wrote about all the benefits of this yogurt drink. Kefir is a powerful probiotic with three times the healthy bacteria of yogurt.

Read: What Is The Difference Between Yogurt And Kefir?

Kefir as an Immune Booster

Kefir is an immune boosting, vitamin and protein-rich ambrosia of good health. I’ve sipped it every day since I discovered it and my tummy has been flat ever since.

I have researched and tested some tasty recipes that will sneak even more kefir into your diet. I suggest ordering from Amazon Fresh as it’s an incredible service.

pouring kefir from a bottle
Most people don’t know what to do with kefir outside of just drinking it straight up. It can be used in so many delicious ways though. We’ve got you covered.

Try These Kefir Recipes and Enjoy!

KEFIR PARFAIT

Any flavor kefir- 1 1/2 cups
Berries
Fiber one cereal- 1 cup
Sprinkle of almonds or flax seeds

BASIL KEFIR DIP

1/2 lbs of fresh basil blanched
1 pint of plain kefir
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon
sea salt and pepper to taste

MASHED CAULIFLOWER

One head of cauliflower (cut and boil till soft)
1/8 cup (to thickness) of plain kefir
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Mash and blend like mashed potatoes

CREAMED KEFIR SPINACH

3 lbs of fresh spinach
2 shallots minced
2 cloves fresh garlic minced
4 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
2 cups plain kefir
Sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tbs of fresh mint leaves minced
cook over medium heat until mixed for six minutes

COLD BLUEBERRY SOUP

2 pints of blueberries (puree in blender)
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups of chicken broth or water
one pinch sea salt
2 tbs of corn starch
2 cups of kefir
cook over medium heat until slow boil, chill in fridge, serve cold

Author

  • Fiorella DiCarlo is a Registered Dietitian and has both clinical and research experience in medical nutrition therapy. Fiorella is considered a food and nutrition expert by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). She has a B.S in Nutrition and Food Science. Her training also includes two post graduate training programs from the Women’s Therapy Institute in Eating and the Body: A Cultural, Relational Psychoanalytic Framework and another from the William Alanson White Institute for Psychoanalysis in Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions. Her private practice specializes in Eating Disorders and helping people Change their Relationship with Food. Appleman Nutrition is a New York based Nutrition counseling practice whose philosophy is rooted in a non-diet, inclusive approach to eating and the belief that Health can be achieved at any size. Fiorella is the founder of Fiorella Eats, an exploration of food through the eyes and taste buds of a Registered Dietitian. A foodie and food curator first, Fiorella Eats chronicles the NYC food scene and shows how to get in touch with your food–touch it, smell it, cook it, love it!