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Kefir meals for a probiotic day

Kefir is a probiotic drink with many positive effects on your gut health and general well-being. So, it can be drank every day as it is – freshly fermented and strained or used in variety of dishes. Hence, here are some ideas for kefir meals that can be prepared during the day.

BREAKFAST KEFIR MEALS

  • SMOOTHIES OR CEREALS WITH MILK KEFIR

Because there are so many options to eat kefir in a smoothie or with cereals this can be a perfect breakfast.  So, add some fresh or dried fruits, like raisins, raspberries, goji berries or nuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and coconut flakes. Also, you can use homemade granola, oats, cornflakes or any other cereals you like.
milk kefir
Milk kefir is perfect in combination with kefir granola.
  • KEFIR SPREADS

When you strain the kefir overnight it becomes thicker. This creamy spread is called kefir cheese. While you can eat kefir cheese as it is, maybe you can add some flavours to make it interesting (Crostini with kefir cream cheese). Consequently, kefir cheese is great in combination with this Bread made with kefir or Homemade brioche.
kefir bread
Bread with kefir and seeds.
  • SPICE THINGS UP

This recipe for Avocado filled with egg that was prepared by Urška Fartelj for the book of recipes Delicious kefir dishes included with every Kefirko Kefir Maker.

kefir
Kefir is fermented milk drink rich with probiotics

LUNCH IDEAS

  • SALAD DRESSINGS

Kefir can be great for any type of salad dressing. Due to it’s perfect consistency it makes it stick to the salad and deliver the great taste. Furthermore, add some spices to make it even better! This is a recipe for a mildly hot kefir dressing with spring salad.

    Add spices to your Kefir to create tasty Kefir dressing.
  • AVOCADO AND FRESH CHEESE SALAD

Depending on the season you can use many different types of veggies for the salad with cheese. This recipe from Urška Fartelj is published in the new book of recipes Delicious Cheese Recipes included with the Kefirko Cheese Maker. Even more, the dressing includes whey – a nutritious liquid that strains when making kefir cheese.

Dressing:

  • 2-3 tbsp whey
  • 1tbps olive oil
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt

Salad ingredients:

  • fresh cheese
  • avocado
  • cucumber
  • olives
  • tomato
  • arugula
  • pepper

Mix all the ingredients for the salad dressing in the blender until smooth and pour it to the serving plate.

Clean and cut the veggies into cubes and put them on the plate on top of the dressing. Firstly add bigger, leafier pieces and put the small ones on the top. Finally, cut the fresh cheese (you can also grill it) and put it on the top of the salad.

  • ONION BUNS WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS

These are great to eat with any kind of salad.

Onion buns
Baked Onion Buns with pumpkin seeds.
  • FIZZY ORANGEADE

A refreshing kefir drink that can quench your thirst every time of the day.

Fizzy orangeade with a twist!

DINNER IDEAS

  • KEFIR IN SOUPS

Kefir is a great addition to soups when it’s a bit thickened. Leave it to strain on a sieve for a few hours and as a result some whey will strain out. The thick kefir is perfect to use with creamy soups. Here is a recipe for a pumpkin soup with kefir.

pumpin soup
Pumpkin soup with kefir.
  • KEFIR WITH MEAT

Thick kefir left on the sieve for about six hours is the perfect consistency for meat sauce. In this recipe by Urška Fartelj kefir is used in combination with horseradish.

Cooked beef with horseradish kefir sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 150 g creamy kefir
  • 3 tbsp grated horseradish
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of sugar

Add finely grated horseradish to the creamy kefir, add spices and mix. You can add this sauce to cooked beef, or you can use it as a spread on rye or white bread, as a pizza topping, etc.

DESSERTS

Can’t complete a meal without a dessert? Kefir is great in desserts. It can be used for baking or used fresh to preserve it’s probiotic value. Something sweet to end your kefir meals.

  • MUFFINS

An easy and quick dessert that almost always works out. Muffins are a delight, usually made with yogurt or milk, use kefir instead and use up all that leftover kefir. Here is the recipe for Chocolate muffins.

Chocolate muffins with apples.
  • PROBIOTIC ICE LOLLIES

A dessert that not only kids love. Even though you have to plan ahead if you want to enjoy these lollies, since it takes some time for them to freeze, they are an absolute delight and always popular.

probiotic lollies
Fruity probiotic ice lollies.
  • MANGO PANNA COTTA

When you want to impress or just make something special for the end of the meal. This Mango panna cota is made from kefir and spruced up with fruit for a perfect mix of sweet and sour.

Mango panna cotta.

What are your ideal kefir meals ? Share in the comments your ideas!

Prepare a variety of kefir dishes with Kefirko Kefir Maker:

kefir fermenter

and with Kefirko Cheese Maker:

cheese maker

 

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  1. Do not try plain Kefir as a milk substitute in cereal, tastes like sour yogurt. Works great in smoothies though. Never putting it in cereal ever again, worst mistake.

    • Hi Daniel, thanks for your comment!
      Well, it depends on the individual, some people like the sour taste of plain kefir. 🙂 If you don’t like it the smoothies are probably the best choice.