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Grape Water Kefir

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Polyphenols are a naturally occurring substance found in grapes and have many health benefits. One of those benefits is they can increase the good bacteria while decreasing the bad bacteria in the gut. This drink is wonderfully refreshing and watch out for extra fizziness!

White Grape Water Kefir

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The prebiotic fibres found in grapes were shown in a study to help grow Lactobacillus rhamnosus. This good bacteria helps to control E coli and increase the diversity and amount of healthy bacteria in the gut. Watch out, grapes make for super bubbly water kefir.

Gingerbread Water Kefir

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The flavor of gingerbread comes from blackstrap molasses, ginger and spices. This water kefir doesn't disappoint. Always use blackstrap molasses as opposed to regular molasses as it supplies minerals. Cultures and your body love love minerals.
We use pinenut kefir to make this dish, but you can substitute any kind of kefir. Research shows the fatty acids derived from pine nuts lead to the release of high amounts of cholecystokinin (cck), an appetite-suppressing hormone. They also have nutrients that boost energy and are a good source of magnesium.

Pumpkin Juice Water Kefir

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My daughter Maci says this is the most bubbly kombucha she has ever made. It's crazy good, too!
Cranberry juice has many health benefits, including relief from urinary tract infections, respiratory disorders, and kidney stones. It can also help in the prevention of gum diseases caused by dental plaque. Remember: Always use good bottles made for brewing.
Saffron is actually the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the crocus flower (Crocus sativus). They are hand picked, and you only need a tiny bit, as saffron is very strong and has many benefits. Saffron is known to help with depression, asthma, arteriosclerosis, cancer, and known to offer menstrual relief. Many people do not know the many health benefits that can be gained from using a small amount of saffron.

Coconut Water Kefir

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This recipe is made using water kefir grains, which are different than milk kefir grains. You can use them again and again to make a lot of water kefir.

Kefir Horchata

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This is a delightful drink and you can also make it with other types of kefir if you don't have rice kefir. Horchata is a popular drink and is made many different ways, and in many different countries. Horchata can be made with ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, tigernuts, or kefir!

Macadamia Nut Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Pecan Kefir

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Milk kefir grains do not seem to last in non-dairy milk. They need the milk sugars to stay alive. However, one vegan reader has found a way to keep them alive. I am not sure exactly what it does to the bacteria, but it still seems to give benefits if it makes the milk tart and sour. See the note below.

Pine Nut Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Flaxseed Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Oat Milk Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Pistachio Kefir

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Milk kefir grains do not seem to last in non-dairy milk. They need the milk sugars to stay alive. However, one vegan reader has found a way to keep them alive. I am not sure exactly what it does to the bacteria, but it still seems to give benefits if it makes the milk tart and sour. See the note below.

Sunflower Seed Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Hazelnut Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Peanut Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Pumpkin Seed Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Rice Milk Kefir

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Fermented rice provides great health benefits. The lactic acid bacteria break down the anti-nutritional factors in rice resulting in an improved bioavailability of micro-nutrients and minerals such as iron, potassium, and calcium by several thousand percentage points. For example, after 12 hours of fermentation of 100 grams of rice, the availability of iron changed from 3.4 mg to 73.91mg (an increase of 2073%). The university also found that fermenting rice for as low as 3 hours significantly increases the bio-availability of nutrients.
This is a yummy drink to serve around the holidays or any time. You can top it with coconut cream and a crushed organic candy cane and serve it as dessert too.

Almond Kefir

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When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Basic Water Kefir Recipe

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Water kefir is a different fermentation than milk kefir. We also have recipes for kefir soda made with kefir powder packages, and it is quite easy to make. It is very similar to this drink; kefir soda is just made with powder packages and faster and easier to make. Check out my Kefir Soda Sunday blog post.

Pina Colada Kefir Smoothie

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I love to top this with fresh coconut. Toasting the coconut is even more tasty, but I never do this. I'm always in a hurry and hungry and can hardly wait to eat this yummy smoothie. If you don't have coconut kefir, no worries. Use regular kefir and add some extra shredded coconut to the smoothie.
One of my favorite things to do with coconut kefir cheese is to top it with pineapple and shredded coconut and drizzle with honey and a splash of rum.

Coconut Kefir

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When making non dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non dairy milk has 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It takes the sugars and makes it into probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates than you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Coconut Milk

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This is my homemade coconut milk. Super easy to make and wonderful for coconut kefir.

Cashew Kefir

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When making non dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non dairy milk has eight grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It takes the sugars and makes it into probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead lots of healthy probiotics. If it doesn’t have eight grams of carbohydrates than you can add one teaspoon of date paste, or raw sugar, per quart. I have placed the recommended amounts for cashew milk in the recipe below.

Creamy Coconut Kefir

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You can use any kind of coconut milk or make your own. When making non dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non dairy milk has 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It takes the sugars and makes it into probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates than you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste, or raw sugar, per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics. I have placed the recommended amounts for coconut milk in the recipe below.
Chocolate kefir fig pudding
Chocolate and figs are a really unique combination and work really well with this walnut kefir. The walnut kefir gives a slightly nutty flavor to this pudding. Where did I hear the phrase figgy pudding?
Walnut kefir

Walnut Milk Kefir

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When making non dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non dairy milk has eight grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It takes the sugars and makes it into probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead lots of healthy probiotics. If it doesn’t have eight grams of carbohydrates than you can add one teaspoon of date paste, or raw sugar, per quart. I have placed the recommended amounts for walnut milk in the recipe below.
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