Kefir the Immune Booster

This is one of my more popular recipes, and I love it because I can make several of them ahead of time to have a fast and easy breakfast. Kefir is a necessity for my family and me during cold and flu season. Whether you are trying to keep colds and flu at bay or keeping your gut flora thriving, kefir is the easiest cultured food to make with the most probiotics of any cultured food.

Kefir has many species of Lactobacillus, 19 in all. These are extremely important for keeping your lungs healthy and keeping respiratory infections from spiraling into pneumonia and bronchitis. It also keeps inflammation down so your body can heal and recover faster. Look at the different species you get in homemade kefir.. A lot of kefir you purchase at the stores isn't really kefir but a combination of selected probiotics that don't have the power of homemade kefir.

Bacteria in Milk Kefir:

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Chia Seeds and Kefir

Making chia pudding with kefir is super fun and an easy way to enjoy kefir with added benefits. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide lots of fiber, iron, and calcium. When the chia thickens and settles in the fridge, it has a pudding texture and fantastic flavor which lends itself to endless topping and mix-in possibilities.

Eating chia seeds and their fiber can improve heart health, reduce cholesterol levels, and promote intestinal health. The fiber in chia seeds takes longer to digest and makes you feel satisfied longer, which can help with weight loss and decrease your risk of developing diabetes or heart disease. Eating a diet rich in fiber is also shown to protect against colorectal cancer.[1]

Combining these two super foods makes a wonderful way to enjoy your kefir. I have it every day so I am always looking for different ways to enjoy my kefir! Enjoy the video and recipe!

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Kefir Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Since they're mostly fiber, they are perfect for those watching their carb intake. When it settles in the fridge, it has a pudding texture, amazing flavor, and lends itself to endless topping possibilities. You might also want to try my lemon curd topping for another yummy option.

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Servings: 1 serving


Strawberry Filling

  • 1 cup Strawberries - cut up into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Monk Fruit Sweetener - or honey
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice

Lemon Curd Filling

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  • Place kefir, allulose or honey, chia seeds, and vanilla in a jar and stir together until well combined. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours or longer to allow it to thicken.
  • Make your preferred filling, or make them both and allow it to jell. When the pudding and fillings are jelled, place either the strawberry mixture or lemon curd in the bottom of a jar. Top with pudding. Eat right away or store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Strawberry Filling

  • Place strawberries in a small pan, add allulose or honey, lemon juice, and cook over medium heat until strawberries break down and are soft and juicy. Allow mixture to cool and then place in the refrigerator.

Lemon Curd Filling

  • Set a glass or ceramic bowl over a pan of barely simmering water.
  • Place the eggs, sweeteners, lemon juice, and lemon zest in the pan. Whisk together continuously until the mixture thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Watch carefully as it will thicken all of a sudden.
  • Immediately remove from heat and add the butter. Let sit a few minutes to melt, and then whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Place in a small container and store in the fridge to allow curd to thicken. It usually takes 2-3 hours.

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