Kefir gut health probiotic

Kefir contains up to 62 strains of yeast and bacteria including the probiotic bacteria lactobacilli. These are all an important part of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. This in turn can assist with:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders,
  • Weight management,
  • Immune modulation and,
  • has been shown to assist with suppressing the bodies inflammatory response to allergies and asthma.
Ingredients
  • 5 g kefir grains (purchase here or see if a friend of family member have any to spare)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • Metal sieve
  • Cheese cloth, yoghurt strainer, muslin wrap (one of these items)
  • Paper towel
  • Glass jars
Method
  • Place coconut into glass jar (make sure it is room temperature)
  • Add the kefir grains and cover with cheese cloth or paper towel and secure with either elastic band or the ring of your jar.
  • Leave the jar for 48 hours
  • Strain the kefir culture through metal strainer
  • Start a new culture by adding the strained kefir grains to fresh milk
  • Line the metal sieve with the cheesecloth (muslin wrap/yoghurt strainer)
  • Place sieve over a bowel
  • Pour strained kefir culture over the lined sieve
  • Place bowel and sieve in fridge
  • After 1 hour check to see if majority of the liquid (whey) at the bottom is clear (may be some opaque white swirls left) If not clear pour liquid back over the cheesecloth
  • After about 4 hours check to see how thick the yoghurt has become (this could take up to 24 hours)
  • Scrape yoghurt into container when happy with the consistency
  • Serve with any toppings you feel like eg hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, berries, nuts

Published on November 12, 2020