Staple

It’s tart, but we like it.

It may be difficult to pronounce, but this tangy, tart drink is easy to sip!

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When combined with the natural sweetness of ripe fruit, kefir is great on its own or added to a variety of recipes.

Kefir is typically made from cow’s milk, but it is not uncommon to find sheep or goat kefir. The animal’s milk is fermented with a combination of lactic acid, bacteria and yeast.

Think thin.

The consistency is similar to a thin yogurt. The drink can be flavored with fruits like strawberry, mango, banana or peach. Kefir can be consumed on its own, mixed into smoothies, shakes or bowls, and can even be substituted for buttermilk in baking recipes for added nutrition!

Plate of Kefir Baked Pancakes with Orange Slices

Did you know …

The beneficial bacteria and probiotics may help improve GI function. Mixing this into frozen treats can keep you cool during summer months while aiding in overall gut health!

Photo of two Kefir Smoothie Bowls with Raspberries

Good-for-you checklist:

  • Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)
  • Protein
  • Vitamin K2
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin B12

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