10 Best Kefir Recipes – Insanely Good
Spice up your culinary repertoire with these delicious kefir recipes!
Kefir is a fermented milk drink filled with gut-friendly probiotic cultures.
Kefir has been shown to aid in digestion and reduce inflammation. It is also full of calcium and vitamin K.
Like a good Greek yogurt, kefir is a bit sour and very acidic
However, the consistency is much milkier. It also has a lovely effervescence, thanks to carbon dioxide.
looking for innovative uses for this highly cultivated beverage, you’re in luck
! These 10 amazing kefir
recipes will spark culinary creativity and tickle your taste buds
I’m glad you’re here… It was fer-MENT to be!
10 amazing ways to use kefir
1. Chocolate Kefir Cake
This simple chocolate cake from a bowl will become your favorite dessert. It is chocolatey, light, moist and not cloyingly sweet.
Honestly, it’s luxurious, despite its simplicity
Kefir does several things on the cake. It works as a leavening agent, adds richness to the flavor and keeps the cake moist.
This cake has no egg, which is not very common in the world of cakes. Therefore, it is ideal for those with egg allergies.
Don’t worry, the texture is still phenomenal, thanks
Unfortunately, the probiotics in kefir die due to the heat of cooking. But what can I say? It’s cake, so it’s not the healthiest option.
But it’s good for your soul, waistline
2. Strawberry Kefir Smoothie
Getting your probiotics has never been easier or more delicious. If you want a healthy breakfast, lunch or snack, smoothies are the way to go.
This kefir smoothie
is very easy to make and uses only four ingredients
Simply add simple kefir, frozen strawberries, lemon juice and honey to a blender. Then, blend and serve!
You get a dose of probiotics, calcium, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins with every sip. Feel free to add more fruits and vegetables!
3. Kefir Pancakes ‘Oladi’
One thing I love about pancakes is how each culture seems to have its own version
These Russian oladi might be my new favorite. These little pancakes are so fluffy.
This is due to a few things, including the way they are fried. But the most important element for fluffy pancakes is due to science!
Specifically, a volcanic reaction of the school science fair between kefir and baking soda.
It’s not that explosive, but the principle is the same. And that means super fluffy pancakes.
4. Kefir Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
This vivid dressing is as good for you as it is green. It is full of superfoods and complies with various diets. You really can’t go wrong here!
It is creamy, bright, herbaceous and absolutely delicious. It is rich in probiotics, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Spread it on salad, chicken or bread.
5. Blueberry muffins with kefir
In just 30 minutes, you can have fresh, warm and delicious blueberry muffins. It doesn’t get much better than that!
As with the chocolate cake on this list, kefir does three things. It adds flavor, moisture and is responsible for fermentation.
These muffins are soft and moist and full of bright blueberries. They are slightly acidic, buttery and sweet.
They’re topped with a brown sugar streusel, which is absolutely fantastic!
6. Cold summer soup “Okroshka”
Cold, gaseous and soup are three words you wouldn’t normally see describing the same dish. I’ll give you cold and soup if you’re a fan of gazpacho, but soda?
Okroshka is a delicious soup that defies all expectations unless you are from Eastern Europe.
It’s fresh, spicy and a little effervescent (at least the first day). It also has great textures.
Okroshka is quite healthy! It is loaded with proteins from eggs, kefir and smoked turkey. This soup is rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
This soup may sound unusual, but I promise it’s very tasty. You’ll love it!
7. Ghee Cultured Easy Probiotic Kefir Ghee
is a fabulous butter substitute, made from clarified butter
That means your water and milk solids have been removed. It is ideal for those with lactose intolerance.
Plus, it’s absolutely packed with healthy fats. It has also been shown to reduce intestinal inflammation and support a healthy heart.
ghee recipe is also high in probiotics
This recipe is really great because you get three cultured dairy products in one process. You can make your own probiotic butter, buttermilk and ghee.
Now, this process takes a long time. Kefir, cream and yogurt base take approximately 48 hours to ferment.
Then, you have to make the butter and rinse it.
This ghee is worth the work! It is nutty, creamy and divine.
8. Chicken kebabs with cilantro and cilantro kefir sauce
Make a nod to the Mediterranean flavor with these magnificent kebabs
The chicken is succulent, citrus and perfectly seasoned. Coriander kefir sauce is spicy, fresh and with garlic.
Plus, you get a double dose of kefir in this dish
The first dose comes from the chicken marinade. The acid in kefir breaks down meat, making it delicious and tender.
The second dose obviously comes from the sauce. Not only is it delicious, but you get all the benefits of raw kefir.
I would personally add more vegetables to kebabs, such as red peppers and zucchini. That way, there’s a nutrient and a flavor boost!
If any ice cream could be considered good for you, this is it.
Probiotics? Check. Protein? Check. No refined sugar? Check.
This recipe uses a pastry cream base made with kefir. Kefir is added after the cream and egg cream have been cooked.
So, you still keep all those good gut bacteria
It is then perfumed with vanilla and sweetened with honey. The result is a creamy, floral, acidic and slightly vanilla-flavored ice cream.
This recipe uses a refrigerator. However, you can easily make cream-based ice cream without one.
It takes a little longer
Say hello to summer with these fruity probiotic popsicles!
They are fresh, sweet, spicy and fully customizable. All you need is kefir, a fruit of your choice, and honey to taste. You could even sneak into some vegetables.
These fruit popsicles are healthy, but that doesn’t mean they’re tasteless. Both children and adults will love them.
I’ve listed some fruit combos below to inspire you.
- Pineapple and passion
- fruitMango and strawberry
- Super Berry! (Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries)
- Peach and cherry