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Episode 183: 9 Ways to Use Extra Kefir Whey

By Donna Schwenk / November 23, 2021

Listen To My Podcast If you’re making kefir, and especially kefir cheese, you’re going to wind up with a lot of whey. Whey has been called liquid gold, and it has been used throughout history to help with many diseases. Lactoferrin, a special protein in whey, acts as a powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory that helps…

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Episode 182: Kefir Soda: The Soda Pop That’s Good For You!

By Donna Schwenk / November 16, 2021

Listen To My Podcast I have a fun and easy way to make kefir soda that does not involve using water kefir crystals. You only need 3 ingredients and a thick glass bottle made for brewing and you’ll be making lots of kefir soda and really fast. Once you get your first bottle made you…

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Episode 177: Why People Fight Over Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / October 12, 2021

Listen To My Podcast One of my favorite things about kefir is the many stories, legends, and history behind it. It has been around for thousands of years and the stories are many, as are the mystics behind this food. It would make a great documentary! Kefir seems to have been around since time began…

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How to Make Kefir Cheese and Whey

By Donna Schwenk / October 5, 2021

Kefir Cheese and Whey Making kefir whey and cheese is something I do many times a week. It doesn’t take long, and the whey will culture a multitude of foods. The whey in kefir has many benefits, so don’t throw it out! One of the things I hope to accomplish with this blog is to…

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Water Kefir or Kefir Soda? Two Different Ways to Make Probiotic Soda

By Donna Schwenk / September 25, 2021

Which Is Better? Kefir Soda Versus Water Kefir I love kefir soda, but this is a slightly different process from making water kefir that is made with water kefir crystals. When you make water kefir with crystals, you make your first ferment and then you ferment it again to flavor it. This is a two-step…

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Popeye and Olive Oyl Kefir Ice Cream

By Donna Schwenk / September 18, 2021
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Episode 173: How to Make Kefir Mousse

By Donna Schwenk / September 14, 2021

Life gets crazy at times, but most of the articles I write are meant to give you little things you can do that can make a big difference. […]

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Episode 172: The Most Probiotic Kefir Dip

By Donna Schwenk / September 7, 2021

This recipe has only two cultured ingredients (cultured veggies and kefir cheese) and has more probiotics than any other dip recipe and it’s crazy delicious. […]

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Episode 171: 7 Ways To Use Your Extra Kefir Grains

By Donna Schwenk / August 31, 2021

Kefir grains themselves are made up of many different species of bacteria and yeasts. Within the cell walls of the grains are cellulose microfibrils which are embedded in a polysaccharide matrix consisting of proteins. […]

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Why People Fight Over Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / August 28, 2021

The Many Legends of Kefir One of my favorite things about kefir is the many stories, legends, and history behind it. It has been around for thousands of years and the stories are many, as are the mystics behind this food. It would make a great documentary! One of the first stories I heard dates…

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Kefir Coffee Ice Cream

By Maci / August 18, 2021
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Kefir Mousse

By Donna Schwenk / August 14, 2021

Staying healthy can be a daunting challenge for most people. Life gets crazy at times, but most of the articles I write are meant to give you little things you can do that can make a big difference. […]

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Kefir Mousse

By Donna Schwenk / August 14, 2021
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Episode 169: How Many Calories in Kefir?

By Donna Schwenk / August 10, 2021

Kefir can be made with many different kinds of milk, be it non-dairy or dairy milk. […]

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How Many Calories in Kefir?

By Donna Schwenk / July 31, 2021

Kefir can be made with many different kinds of milk, be it non-dairy or dairy milk. It differs in calories and nutritional differences depending on which type of milk you use. Kefir is far superior to regular milk. Fermentation is the alchemy of milk. […]

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7 Ways to Use Your Extra Kefir Grains

By Donna Schwenk / July 24, 2021

I love my kefir grains and they love me. It’s true! We’ve been in a long relationship for over twenty years and they never cease to amaze me with everything they can do. […]

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Episode 165: Foolproof Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / July 13, 2021

I love kefir grains, but I didn’t start my journey making kefir using kefir grains. I started with powder kefir packages and was very glad I did. […]

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Fifteen Kefir Ice Creams

By Donna Schwenk / July 10, 2021

I’m always looking for ways to enjoy my kefir, and kefir ice cream can be enjoyed anytime – even for breakfast! If you don’t have an ice cream maker that sits on the counter, you may want to consider owning one as they are a great investment. […]

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Creamy Vanilla Kefir Ice Cream

By Maci / July 8, 2021
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Kefir Baked Alaska

By Donna Schwenk / July 7, 2021
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Episode 164: How To Make Your Kefir Creamy Again

By Donna Schwenk / July 6, 2021

In these summer months, has your kefir been fermenting faster and turning into curds and whey before you know it? […]

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Episode 163: What Kind of Milk Do I use To Make Kefir?

By Donna Schwenk / June 29, 2021

There are many ways to make kefir with many different types of milk, and believe me, I’ve tried them all. Mostly to try to help you. […]

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What Kind of Milk Do I Use To Make Kefir?

By Donna Schwenk / June 12, 2021

There are many ways to make kefir with many different types of milk, and believe me, I’ve tried them all. Mostly to try to help you. I have some of my favorites, but I will explain which ones you can use and let you know my favorites too. […]

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Kefir Made Easy

By Donna Schwenk / May 29, 2021

When your feet hit the ground in the morning are you pumped about the day? Do you feel appreciation and love for others? Do you have energy that will last all day? Did you know that you are supposed to feel this way? […]

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Episode 154: Frequently Asked Questions About Milk Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / April 27, 2021

Kefir is my favorite cultured food. It has the most probiotic strains of any cultured food (over 50 strains) and is also super easy to make. […]

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The Most Probiotic Kefir Dip

By Donna Schwenk / April 17, 2021

This recipe has only two cultured ingredients (cultured veggies and kefir cheese) and has more probiotics than any other dip recipe and it’s crazy delicious. […]

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Milk Kefir FAQs

By Donna Schwenk / March 27, 2021

Kefir is my favorite cultured food. It has the most probiotic strains of any cultured food (over 50 strains) and is also super easy to make. It was the first cultured food I tried and it made me well in so many ways that I started on a journey to learn all I could about this magical food. […]

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Grape Ginger Kefir Soda

By Donna Schwenk / February 27, 2021
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Kefir Sourdough Pancakes

By Donna Schwenk / February 11, 2021
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Kefir Miso No-Bake Cookies

By Donna Schwenk / January 15, 2021
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The 12 Days of Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / November 28, 2020

I made a series of videos for my Biotic Pro Members called The 12 Days of Kefir. These 12 videos are all about making holiday Christmas recipes with kefir. It was super fun (and crazy) trying to film it all in a couple of days. It was so intense filming these videos that my video guys nicknamed it “The Beast”! It was an adventure for sure. . .

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Apple Kefir Bircher

By Donna Schwenk / October 28, 2020
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Kefir Sourdough English Muffins

By Donna Schwenk / October 24, 2020

Get extra Minerals from your Food Making Cultured English Muffins There is a famous bakery in Kansas City called Wolferman’s that sells their gourmet baked goods to many distributors (like Harry & David’s) and has been around since 1888. Every fall I used to drive thirty minutes to get their legendary super-delicious English muffins that…

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Kefir Sourdough English Muffins

By Donna Schwenk / October 24, 2020
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Episode 132: Second Ferment Your Kefir – Your Taste Buds Will Thank You

By Donna Schwenk / September 1, 2020

Many years ago I discovered a way to make kefir not only taste better but also increase the nutrients in it. It is the only way that I make my kefir now because it is so delicious. […]

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How to Make Your Kefir Creamy Again

By Donna Schwenk / August 22, 2020

“Kefir is worth the trouble of making. Like all things virtuous, you have to struggle to gain the reward. Trust me, the rewards are many.” Donna In these summer months, has your kefir been fermenting faster and turning  into curds and whey before you know it? In the summertime, kefir can change and many people…

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8 Ways To 2nd Ferment Kombucha and Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / August 8, 2020

There are a million reasons why you shouldn’t drink regular sodas that are laden with high fructose corn syrup, dyes, and chemicals that are hard on the body. Both kombucha and water kefir provide minerals and probiotics, and they are easy and fun to make. Replace your drinks with kefir soda or kombucha and you…

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Episode 127: How To Make Kefir In The Summertime

By Donna Schwenk / July 7, 2020

Kefir is a living food that tends to have a mind of its own. It ferments differently in the winter than it does in the summer. […]

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Balsamic Pear Kefir Soda

By Maci / May 25, 2020
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Kefir Ranch Dressing

By Donna Schwenk / May 16, 2020
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Kefir Ranch Dressing

By Donna Schwenk / May 16, 2020

When I was growing up, my mom had a big garden. We would help her pick the green beans, broccoli, and tomatoes; and without fail, I wouldn’t want to eat the veggies. […]

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Now is the Time to Start Making Kefir Cheese

By Donna Schwenk / April 25, 2020

If you love cheese then you really need to learn to make kefir cheese. It’s crazy easy, filled with probiotics, and you can use it in a million different ways. I make kefir cheese in big and small batches and I want to show you how you can do it too. […]

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Strawberry Banana Kefir Swirl

By Donna Schwenk / April 20, 2020
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Dairy-Free Kefir – Every Kind You Can Imagine

By Donna Schwenk / April 4, 2020

I have seen many people benefit from kefir, and this includes non-dairy kefir. So many people need a dairy-free version, so we created just about every kind of non-dairy kefir we could think of. […]

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Episode 115: 7 Reasons To Make Goat Milk Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / March 10, 2020

Goat milk was a godsend for my tiny daughter, Holli. She was born eight weeks premature and this little one rocked my world. […]

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Episode 113: Is Kefir the Answer for Acid Reflux?

By Donna Schwenk / February 25, 2020

Most heartburn medications focus on neutralizing the stomach acid in the esophagus. […]

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Everybody’s Favorite Kefir Dip

By Donna Schwenk / February 1, 2020

I’ve been eating cultured foods for two almost two decades and this recipe has been on the blog almost from the very beginning. I’m always scrambling to make recipes that my family would enjoy and eat that have probiotics and prebiotics. […]

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Whey – The Liquid Gold in Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / January 25, 2020

Don’t throw out your kefir if it separates into whey and curds. Your whey, although less appealing to many individuals, is a superfood which contains a lot of healing properties. There is something known as “The Whey Cure” which was used throughout history. In fact, Hippocrates and Galen, two founding fathers of medicine, frequently recommended whey to their patients to heal them. This whey was often referred to as “liquid gold.” […]

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7 Reasons I Have Kefir Every Day

By Donna Schwenk / January 11, 2020

Lots of articles are popping up about reasons you should have kefir, but few of the people writing the articles have actually drunk kefir every day for 14 years. This post is specifically talking about milk kefir and not water kefir. My reasons for drinking kefir are very personal and specific to me. […]

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My Kefir Is Too Sour!

By Donna Schwenk / January 4, 2020

Perhaps you’ve seen this happen, and it even happens to me from time to time: My kefir will get really sour. This can happen for several reasons. During your first ferment, you let your kefir ferment too long on your counter, or your house might be warmer than usual. […]

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How To Second Ferment Your Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / December 7, 2019

Water kefir tastes pretty plain unless you second ferment it. You can choose your favorite juice and make a delicious bubbly drink that is loaded with probiotics. Here is an easy recipe to give you an easy guideline to follow. […]

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Reasons To Love Almond Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / October 26, 2019

I love almonds and they make wonderful kefir. Some people call almonds the healthiest food in all the world and they have tons of health benefits. But I know a thing or two about almonds that perhaps you do not know. […]

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The Thick and Thin of Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / October 12, 2019

Are you ready to master kefir and eat it every day? Most diseases begin in your digestive system, including physical and mental disease. Once you heal your gut, your digestive system will begin to work properly again and disease symptoms will begin to resolve. Kefir is a great place to start. […]

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Kefir Spiral Rolls

By Maci / September 12, 2019
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Chocolate Kefir Fudge Pops and Pudding

By Donna Schwenk / September 12, 2019
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Episode 95: Dairy-Free Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / September 9, 2019

I have seen many people benefit from kefir, and this includes non-dairy kefir. So many people need a dairy-free version, so we created just about every kind of non-dairy kefir we could think of. We have 16 in all and I want to tell you which ones I like the best and how to make it thick like yogurt! […]

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Episode 92: Let This Be The Year You Start Making Kefir Cheese

By Donna Schwenk / August 13, 2019

If you love cheese, then you really need to learn to make kefir cheese. It’s crazy easy, filled with probiotics, and you can use it in a million different ways. Let me show you how easy, fun and life-changing it can be. […]

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Yogurt Versus Kefir – Which Is Better?

By Donna Schwenk / July 13, 2019

So, what is the difference between kefir and yogurt? Which is better? Kefir is far superior, but yogurt has its benefits too. I read once that yogurt is like wine and kefir is more like champagne. It has more pizazz! […]

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Iced Coffee Kefir Frappe

By Donna Schwenk / June 14, 2019
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Episode 84: The Many Reasons I Drink Coconut Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / June 4, 2019

Coconut water is one of my favorite drinks! It is fast, super easy to make, and wow is it good for you. Listen and check out the many health benefits and why drinking this can help with anxiety, kidney stones, blood pressure, and more. It’s bubbly, tangy, and delicious! […]

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Berry Kefir Smoothie Bowl

By Donna Schwenk / April 20, 2019
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Kefir Donut Holes

By Donna Schwenk / March 30, 2019
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How To Make Kefir Donut Holes

By Donna Schwenk / March 30, 2019

I’m always looking for recipes that give us healthy foods that are fun to eat and also help feed our good bacteria. It’s also important that the recipe be easy to make and not time-consuming. These donut holes are gluten-free and have lots of healthy fiber-rich ingredients. Not only do these treats have probiotics from the kefir, but they have lots of prebiotics too. You’ll be changing your microbiome with every bite. . .

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Kefirko Cheese Maker

By Chris Johnston / March 21, 2019

CHEESE MAKER


1. POUR

2. STRAIN

3. FLAVOUR

CHEESE MAKING TOOL FOR EVERY HOMECOOK!

Use homemade kefir to prepare probiotic kefir cheese without cheese starters, or use the cheese maker to prepare a variety of other cheeses (mascarpone, mozzarella, ricotta, etc.).

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Clementine Kefir Pie

By Donna Schwenk / March 8, 2019
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Episode 72: Kefir and Diabetes

By Donna Schwenk / March 5, 2019

Kefir was life changing for me in regards to blood sugar problems. Find out how kefir can help your blood sugar by changing the microbiome and enhancing your overall health. . .

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Episode 69: The Liquid Gold in Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / February 12, 2019

Whey has been called liquid gold, and it has been used throughout history to help with many diseases. It’s a superfood that can help with a myriad of ailments. Kefir cheese has many wonderful properties too. Let me show you the many properties and ways to use this wonderful food. . .

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Episode 68: Does Kefir Help Your Blood Pressure?

By Donna Schwenk / February 5, 2019

Kefir was the first cultured food I ever tried. The first thing I noticed was how it helped my blood pressure. Research is now finding more evidence of the same. I love kefir and the many things it can do. Listen to learn more. . .

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7 Reasons I Drink Coconut Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / December 29, 2018

Coconut water is one of my favorite drinks! It is fast and super easy to make and wow is it good for you. Water Kefir Crystals make fantastic coconut water kefir. It’s bubbly, tangy, and delicious! All you need are water kefir crystals (which are different from milk kefir grains) and some coconut water and 24 hours. . .

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Coconut Clementine Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / December 29, 2018
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History of Kefir, Kombucha, and Fermented Vegetables

By Donna Schwenk / December 1, 2018

We all have trials and struggles throughout our lives and often these struggles have brought me to my knees. But without fail, each and every one of them has been a blessing in disguise. The pain turned to wisdom and I found myself so grateful for the struggle that brought me so much pain. . .

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Super Easy Kefir Pots

By Donna Schwenk / November 23, 2018
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Easy Kefir Sour Cream

By Maci / October 16, 2018
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Episode 54: The History of Kefir, Kombucha, and Cultured Veggies

By Donna Schwenk / October 9, 2018

Walking in the footsteps of those who lived hundreds of years before us, hear the legends and myths of cultured foods. These foods changed my life and health, they were profound stories of wisdom that felt like a hand reaching from the great beyond to help me in the here and now. Listen and find out how this wisdom can change your life too. . .

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Episode 51: Kefir and Kidneys

By Donna Schwenk / September 17, 2018

More and more medical research is showing great benefits to using probiotics for kidney health. Here the research and stories of spectacular results with kidney problems when kefir is added to the diet. . .

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Episode 45: Live Longer On Yogurt And Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / August 7, 2018

Find out why having kefir and yogurt has helped people around the globe live longer, and healthier. Learn about yogurts made famous in different parts of the world, and the centenarians who lived long lives consuming kefir. […]

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Which is Better – Water Kefir or Milk Kefir?

By Donna Schwenk / August 4, 2018

People often ask me about water kefir and milk kefir and which type of kefir I think is more beneficial. Water kefir is a non-dairy kefir that is gaining in popularity. Many people start with this method of making kefir because it’s so easy and fun and they want a non-dairy option. . .

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Kefir for Breakfast ~ My Favorite Four

By Donna Schwenk / July 14, 2018

I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to feel good, I had to have kefir every day. It seems to work best for me to have kefir in the morning, but sometimes I have it other times too. I’ve kind of played around with different ways to have it and found these four breakfasts give me lots of energy. . .

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Apple Nutty Kefir Shake

By Donna Schwenk / July 12, 2018
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Lemon Curd Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / July 12, 2018
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7 Tips for Summer Kefir ☀

By Donna Schwenk / June 23, 2018

Kefir is a living food that tends to have a mind of its own. It ferments differently in the winter than the summer, so understanding the process can make a huge difference. I’m sharing seven tips to help you make great summer kefir. . .

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Kefir And Your Blood Pressure

By Donna Schwenk / June 7, 2018
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Kefir And Your Blood Pressure

By Donna Schwenk / June 2, 2018

In 2001, I was battling hypertension and diabetes. It was then that I started drinking kefir and I noticed an interesting occurrence. It seemed that when I drank a glass of kefir every day my blood pressure would go down; and not just a little, but quite a bit. It would put me in the normal range. . .

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Lemon-Lime Kefir Soda

By Maci / May 24, 2018
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Cocoa Kefir Krunch Puff Breakfast Video! 📹

By Donna Schwenk / May 19, 2018

This is my daughter Holli’s favorite breakfast. I make extra servings of the crunch topping and store it in a jar for her to use whenever she makes her morning smoothie. This was the recipe that really changed her more than any other recipe. My family is like everybody else. . .

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Cocoa Kefir Krunch Puff Breakfast

By Donna Schwenk / May 19, 2018
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Watermelon Kefir Smoothie

By Maci / May 15, 2018
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Kefir Nut Butter

By Donna Schwenk / May 12, 2018
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Probiotic Kefir Nut Butter Video! 📹

By Donna Schwenk / May 12, 2018

This recipe is in my new book Cultured Food in a Jar. I only make recipes that are easily incorporated into my life because I’m crazy busy and I want recipes to care for my body and busy microbes. This recipe fits the bill. It has only two ingredients and it’s so easy to make. […]

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Second Ferment Your Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / May 6, 2018
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Lazy Grapefruit Kefir

By Maci / April 27, 2018
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Is Kefir the Answer for Acid Reflux?

By Donna Schwenk / April 15, 2018
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Is Kefir the Answer for Acid Reflux?

By Donna Schwenk / April 14, 2018

One of the first things I noticed when we started drinking kefir was the help my husband received with eliminating his acid reflux. It was quite surprising to me since he popped antacids like they were candy. . .

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White Bean Kefir Grain Hummus

By Maci / April 11, 2018
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Learn How To Make Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / April 7, 2018

Water kefir grains, or we call them kefir crystals, are unlike milk kefir grains as they thrive on sugars and not lactose. These special probiotic yeasts and beneficial bacteria in the water kefir crystals consume the sugar in the sugar water, and they produce probiotics, new enzymes, vitamins, and help repopulate your gut flora. . .

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Basic Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / April 7, 2018
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The Tale of the Disappearing Kefir Grains

By Donna Schwenk / March 31, 2018

We make a lot of kefir. We drink it every day along with making kefir cheese and kefir sodas, so we make it daily. As usual, my husband and kids were helping me make kefir on April 1st, 2014. As I poured out the jugs into the strainer, no kefir grains appeared. . .

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Lemon Kefir Creme

By Donna Schwenk / March 27, 2018
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43 Ways to Use Kefir Cheese

By Donna Schwenk / March 17, 2018

I make a lot of kefir cheese. I use kefir cheese in place of any recipe that calls for cream cheese, sour cream, or Greek yogurt. It’s very versatile, and the length of time you strain it will determine how thick it becomes. . .

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Orange Julius Kefir Soda

By Maci / March 15, 2018
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Kefir and Diabetes

By Donna Schwenk / March 11, 2018
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Kefir is Your Ally Against Toenail Fungus

By Donna Schwenk / March 11, 2018
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Your Kidneys Might Need Some Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / March 11, 2018
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Keys Creek Kefir Class – May 5th, 2018

By Chris Johnston / March 10, 2018

Spend your Saturday eating and learning to make cultured foods! We combine an inspiring afternoon of information with lessons on how to make kefir in multiple ways. You will get to take home your own jar of kefir. Then you’ll be making your own probiotics in a jar, saving you both money and time, plus…

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Your Kidneys Might Need Some Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / February 17, 2018

I’ve received several emails from people who have been greatly helped by cultured foods in regards to kidney health. More and more medical research is showing great benefits to using probiotics for kidney health […]

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7 Reasons to Make Goats Milk Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / February 15, 2018
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Kefir Caesar Dressing

By Donna Schwenk / February 13, 2018
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I Am Having Difficulty Straining My Kefir 📹

By Donna Schwenk / February 3, 2018

I love kefir that is thick like yogurt. However, it can sometimes be difficult to strain out the kefir grains. There is a super easy remedy for this. Enjoy the benefits of kefir and find an easy and quick way to strain it. Check out the video for tips. […]

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Winter Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / January 30, 2018
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7 Reasons to Make Goat Milk Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / January 27, 2018

Goat milk was a godsend for my tiny daughter, Holli. She was born eight weeks premature and this little one rocked my world. I became a woman on a mission to help her be well. Nursing this tiny infant was a challenge […]

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Winter Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / January 20, 2018

I love winter kefir! It’s often creamier and thicker than summer kefir. Kefir acts differently in the winter than in the warmer months of the year, due to cooler temperatures that make it ferment more slowly. […]

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Pomegranate Kefir Soda 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 6, 2018
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Pomegranate Kefir Soda

By Donna Schwenk / January 6, 2018
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🎄 Twas the Night They Made Kefir — 📹 Video 🎄 🥛

By Donna Schwenk / December 23, 2017

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
no creature was stirring not even a mouse. When out from the kitchen there came such a clatter, a bubbling, and hissing . . . and even a splatter. […]

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Blueberry, Coconut, Pecan Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / December 15, 2017
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Episode 12: Have A Love Affair with Almond Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / December 5, 2017

Almond Kefir is special. It has wonderful properties that have huge health benefits. Let me tell you how to make the best almond kefir and explore all the benefits it affords. You’ll get addicted to it and won’t want to stop making it. I’m crazy for almond kefir. […]

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Grape Kefir Soda 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / November 11, 2017
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Episode 9: Swap Yogurt for Kefir and Watch What Happens

By Donna Schwenk / November 7, 2017

Kefir convinced me, it made me a believer, it changed my body and my life. The results were in and I never looked back. 15 years later no one can convince me otherwise. Food is powerful and so is knowledge, it can change everything. Listen — so it can change you too. […]

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Kefir and Diabetes

By Donna Schwenk / November 4, 2017

I remember that day quite vividly. It was over fifteen years ago. It was February and bitter cold outside. I made myself a breakfast that I thought was healthy – high-fiber cereal and skim milk. Thirty minutes later a terrible feeling came over me […]

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Pecan Pie Kefir Smoothie

By Maci / October 30, 2017
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Episode 7: 7 Reasons I Have Kefir Every Day

By Donna Schwenk / October 24, 2017

Lots of people write articles about kefir, but few of those people have drunk and made kefir for 15 years. I am a believer that kefir is not just a food but a healer. Find out 7 ways it can help you too. […]

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Episode 6: Kefir Soda – The New Probiotic Pop

By Donna Schwenk / October 17, 2017

I can teach you three different ways to make a delicious, bubbly, probiotic soda. Find out the good things, and the things you need to be careful about when deciding if this is the cultured drink for you. […]

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Kefir Blueberry Pecan Pancakes

By Donna Schwenk / October 14, 2017

We love pancakes at our house. I mostly make sourdough pancakes, but I made a new pancake recipe this week, and switched out my sourdough starter (which I love) and replaced it with kefir. Oh my, they were wonderful, fluffy pancakes. […]

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Blueberry Pecan Kefir Pancakes

By Donna Schwenk / October 14, 2017
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Blood Orange Italian Cream Soda Water Kefir

By Maci / October 4, 2017
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Spooky No-Bake Kefir Cookies

By Maci / September 28, 2017
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How Long Will Kefir Last in Your Refrigerator?

By Donna Schwenk / September 21, 2017
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Kefir Class Giveaway

By Chris Johnston / September 9, 2017

The giveaway is over. Congratulations to Susan VanDusen!!!

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Nut Milk Kefir That Looks and Tastes Like Thick Yogurt

By Donna Schwenk / August 12, 2017

We went to a nut farm this weekend and found just about every kind of nut you could imagine. Nuts are prebiotic foods and your gut loves them. I love my kefir, but nut milks don’t always make thick and creamy kefir as much as cow’s milk — until now. […]

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Thick Nut Milk Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / August 11, 2017
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Kefir is Your Ally Against Toenail Fungus

By Donna Schwenk / July 15, 2017

So, do you want to know why you have certain persistent problems with things like ringworm, toenail fungus, and athlete’s foot? All of these are caused by a fungus that can spread and grow like crazy and last for years and years. […]

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Kefir & Kombucha Fruit Salad

By Donna Schwenk / June 30, 2017
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Garlic N Kefir Cauliflower Mash

By Maci / June 24, 2017
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Kefir Caesar Salad

By Donna Schwenk / June 24, 2017
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Spicy Kefir Veggie Dip

By Donna Schwenk / June 17, 2017
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Kefir Whey Facial Toner

By Maci / May 28, 2017
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Kefir Whey Lemonade

By Maci / May 28, 2017
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Kefir Whey Lemonade Soda

By Donna Schwenk / May 27, 2017
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9 Ways to Use Extra Kefir Whey!

By Donna Schwenk / May 27, 2017

If you’re making kefir, and especially kefir cheese, you’re going to wind up with a lot of whey. Whey has been called liquid gold, and it has been used throughout history to help with many diseases. In fact, Hippocrates and Galen, two founding fathers of medicine, frequently recommended whey to their patients to heal them. […]

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Frozen Lemon and Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / May 13, 2017
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Oranges and Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / May 13, 2017
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Pomelo Water Kefir

By Maci / April 29, 2017
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7 Reasons I Have Kefir Every Day

By Donna Schwenk / April 28, 2017
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When Are My Kefir, Kombucha, and Veggies Done Culturing?

By Donna Schwenk / March 18, 2017

Do you wonder when your kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables are done fermenting? I have a few tips to help you understand how and when they’re at the perfect place with lots of probiotics and will taste the best. […]

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Kefir Guacamole

By Donna Schwenk / March 13, 2017
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What if there is a film on my water kefir?

By Maci / March 1, 2017

A What if there is a film on my water kefir? This is often just a version of a scoby. It can happen when you switch the types of sugar you are using for your water kefir. You can simply remove the scoby when you are ready to drink your water kefir or 2nd ferment…

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Should I use a lid or cloth when making water kefir?

By Donna Schwenk / March 1, 2017

A Should I use a lid or cloth when making water kefir? Just like kombucha, you should never use a lid when making water kefir. Always use a cloth and a rubber band for your 1st ferment. When you second ferment you will place it in a bottle made for brewing that has a tight…

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Kefir Soda Recipes

By Donna Schwenk / February 24, 2017
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FAQ’s Water Kefir

By Donna Schwenk / February 22, 2017
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My water kefir has changed and smells yeasty or funny?

By Donna Schwenk / February 22, 2017

A My water kefir has changed and smells yeasty or funny? If your water kefir has a yeasty aroma you may be over-culturing, which can cause an imbalance. Make sure to reduce the culturing time in warmer temperatures, to keep the grains well-fed and in balance. With grains that have been in use for a…

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