This recipe is great for winter time when clementines are in season, and your body is needing extra vitamin C to fight off colds and viruses. I love adding clementine juice to coconut kefir. The addition of clementine juice makes a wonderful drink filled with nutrients and tons of Vitamin C. More than half of…

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Mini Sweet Peppers usually come in a mixed bag with yellow, red, and orange peppers. They are not spicy – they are deliciously sweet and savory when cultured. They make a wonderful salad or sandwich topping!

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I love beets and they’re an incredible food! Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.

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A pomelo is closely related to a grapefruit. It has the sweetness of an orange and the tartness of a lemon. Pomelo’s health benefits are many and include the ability to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, reduce cramping, reduce signs of premature aging, protect heart health, aid in weight loss, and boost oral…

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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!

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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.

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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 minerals.

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The unique gingerbread taste in this kombucha comes from molasse. There are many types of molasses on the market, for this recipe, make sure to use organic blackstrap molasses.It has many health benefits that have been refined out of other types of mollasses, including high amounts of copper, calcium, magnesium and iron. Plus its loaded…

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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.

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One of my favorite smoothies. It has a secret ingredient (chai tea bag) that gives it loads of flavor. Don’t forget the topping. It will have you eating more pumpkin because of the deliciousness.

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This recipe calls for either raw cacao or cocoa powder. Both are fermented foods. Cacao is made by cold pressing unroasted cocoa beans. This process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at a higher temperature. The extra sugar in this recipe is…

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Blood oranges are wonderful and full of unique flavor. They are less acidic than regular oranges and I think they have a raspberry taste that is wonderful in kombucha. Blood oranges also have folic acid and B9 which aids in the prevention of heart disease and cancers. Blood oranges’ red pigmentation contains anthocyanins, which are…

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Lavender has been used orally to treat nervousness, depression and headache, as well as loss of appetite and nausea. It a wonderful flavor in kombucha and quite refreshing.You can make this Kombucha 2 different ways.

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Rosehips are beloved for there sweet fruity flavor and are loaded with Vitamin C ,vitamin A, calcium and iron. In addition, Rose hips are rich sources of bio flavonoids, pectin, vitamin E, selenium, manganese, and B complex vitamins. Rosehips have been used for healing in medicinal form for years. It has said Rosehips have been…

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Pumpkin seeds are exceptionally high in magnesium. Two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds contain 74 mg of magnesium, about 1/4th of the daily recommended dietary allowance. Oats are prebiotics which feed the good bacteria and makes them grow . . . like crazy! Together, they’re a perfect breakfast for you and your microbes.

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You can use this “bug” as a starter culture to make fermented ginger soda. Ginger is powerful medicine. Check out this blog. Ginger Soda – Delicious Medicine for Your Body

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Ginger soda is a delicious, bubbly, healthy soda. You’ll need to make a ginger bug first, so head on over to this recipe. Ginger Bug Starter. Ginger is powerful medicine. Check out this blog. Ginger Soda – Delicious Medicine for Your Body

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You will fool even yourself with this one! Use your extra SCOBYS and lots of ice and you have a cool summer treat. It’s a unique flavor and texture when mixed with fruit and herbs. You’ll want to use all your SCOBYs to make sorbets.

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This one is loaded with fermented garlic and SCOBYs. This dressing is a powerful detoxifier and a delight to the tastebuds! This is a powerhouse dressing!

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Just another sneaky way to add extra probiotics into your life and use up that ever growing mound of Kombucha Scobys. Don’t be afraid of eating your scobys. They are made of cellulose, or long strands of linked glucose, which we know more commonly as fiber. They aids in waste removal, including metabolic waste normally…

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This is the very first weird experiment my daughter Maci ever made with a SCOBY. I thought she had lost her mind until I tried it. You’ll be surprised how good this is and nobody will ever know it’s made with SCOBYs. Maci loves this pie crust and uses it often.

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You can make any of your favorite smoothie recipes and add 1/4 cup of SCOBY purée (or more) to it for a thicker, slightly tangy twist! Works great with kefir smoothies, too!

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If you like strawberries, you will love this water kefir. Strawberries and sage have a unique flavor. I have always loved strawberries and basil, but strawberries and sage might be my new favorite!

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If you like licorice then you’ll love this kombucha. Special spices make it taste just like licorice and it’s super easy and delicious! It’s pretty too!

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You can make this recipe with Pomegranate juice or pomegranate seeds or both! The seeds give the kombucha a delightfully crunchy surprise. If this isn’t to your liking replace with 2 ounces of juice.

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You can make this recipe with pomegranate juice or pomegranate seeds or both! The seeds give the water kefir a delightfully crunchy surprise. If this isn’t to your liking, replace with 2 ounces of pomegranate juice. ~Maci

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Traditional “Jun” is said to be a completely different culture than kombucha.  Jun is made with honey and green tea. There are some who believe it is just a hybrid of the traditional kombucha SCOBY. In any case, this is our kombucha version of Jun and to learn more check out this blog: Jun! New…

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A pomelo is closely related to a grapefruit. I had a difficult time finding store bought Pomelo juice so I juiced this myself from fresh pomelo’s and it worked great! Just make note that fresh juice usually ferments faster that pasteurized juice. If you can’t find pomelos, you can substitute grapefruit instead.

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A Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with spicy ginger blended with lime juice and garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is usually served in a copper mug and served with vodka. We omit the vodka and make a yummy probiotic drink instead. If you REALLY like ginger, try using our Lemon…

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This is wonderful made with Sunflower Seed Kefir but you can also make it with other types of kefir as well. If you don’t have fermented garlic, then you can always substitute regular garlic cloves.

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Kimchi is an ancient dish that Koreans have been making for centuries. In fact, it is their national dish, and I’m sure that every family has their own recipe. My recipe is not as spicy as some, but you can adjust the seasonings to suit your taste.

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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…

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Limes, mint, and coconut kefir are a match made in heaven. I don’t think I ever drink Coconut Water Kefir without adding a slice of lime. With the addition of mint, its refreshingly clean taste makes this drink something special.

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This recipe is made using water kefir crystals, which are different than milk kefir grains. You can use them again and again to make a lot of water kefir. We recommend switching back to feeding it with sugar water every couple of feedings. Coconut water can be a little acidic and hard on the grains…

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There are many health benefits to yerba mate tea and it is revered in the tea world as an energy booster. Many who are sensitive to caffeine say that even though yerba mate is high in caffeine they don’t get the side effects like they might from coffee. It is an acquired taste for some.…

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Rooibos tea is well known for it’s health benefits. It is said to promote healthy digestion, assist with weight loss and build stronger bones to name a few. Turn it into kombucha and you get even greater benefits, plus it is naturally caffeine free!

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Dates are packed with vitamins and minerals, but one of the most interesting things about dates is the presence of organic sulfur in them. This is a really hard element to find in a food source. Sulfur is incredibly important and is the third most abundant mineral in the body. Sulfur is essential for life…

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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, tiger nuts, or kefir. Boy is…

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When I was a little girl my dad loved grapefruits so much he bought special grapefruit spoons and knives that has edges to cut the grapefruits with. I developed a great love for grapefruits and during the month of April and May I try to have a grapefruit or its juice each day. I like…

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One of the benefits of rose petals is their high amount of vitamin C. They are known to clear out toxins from the body. They help with digestion and sore throats and they taste wonderful.

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Cranberries contains flavonoids such as quercetin; studies have found it stops the production and release of histamine. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine that helps stabilize mast cells to prevent both the manufacture and release of histamine, as well as other allergic and inflammatory compounds. Cranberries and lemons are very low in natural sugars so I…

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Macadamia nuts and kefir are a match made in heaven. Macadamia nuts are buttery tasting, and combined with kefir you get a yummy smoothie bowl. For my Biotic Pro members: Try the Macadamia Nut Kefir  instead of regular kefir for an extra creamy taste.

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Acorn squash is a good source of Vitamins A and C, and these vitamins will increase when you ferment the squash. This is the beauty of lacto – fermentation. It helps you absorb the nutrients more efficiently and it increases the vitamins that are present.

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This kombucha is super bubbly and loaded with antioxidants and lots of vitamin A. I think carrots are something special and that we should include them in our diets as much as possible. I love the flavor of fresh carrots. Nothing shouts, “Get back to your roots!” quite like carrots.

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Water kefir is a beverage favored for both its fizzy flavor and billions of probiotics. It’s a great soda pop replacement and boy is it fun to make! Thanks to its high concentration of beneficial bacteria, adding water kefir to your daily diet could give your immune system a hearty boost. This has a mild…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Spirulina is optional in this smoothie, but it has many benefits. It’s considered a superfood made from all-organic and all-fermented ingredients. Spirulina, quinoa, millet, brown rice, chickpeas, and seeds have been fermented with live, naturally-occurring beneficial microflora. All of the nutrients in this amazing food are predigested and are easily utilized by the body. Use…

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This is a yummy, thick, and creamy drink to serve around the holidays or any time. This smoothie has a special prebiotic in it — potato starch. It’s a resistant starch that has huge benefits. You can leave it out if you don’t have it, but buy some later when you can. It will help…

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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…

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I love the flavors in this Water Kefir, but the turmeric is the real hero. Turmeric is a huge anti-inflammatory agent and omega-3 booster. In addition, they are studying its possible role as an aid for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. You can buy whole pieces of turmeric root in most grocery stores. Ask your grocery…

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No baking and you can make these in a flash! We love to make these when we watch football games. They take just minutes to throw together.

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If you want bubbly kombucha, then this recipe is one of the most bubbly kombuchas we’ve ever had. Pumpkin is a prebiotic so it feeds good bacteria, makes it grow and multiply, and makes for lots of bubbles!

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This is an extract that you make and add to the water kefir to produce a coffee flavor. Pretty crazy delicious! Make sure to use good bottles made for brewing.

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This is the perfect drink for the summertime. Fresh basil and yummy blueberries taste fabulous together! Make sure you use good bottles made for brewing.

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I love to top this with fresh coconut. Toasting the coconut is even tastier, but it’s not necessary but is delicious. 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…

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Sometimes we make things too complicated when it comes to the holidays and tend to rely too heavily on familiar old, unhealthy foods from our past. This 4th you can make one or all of these delicious probiotic and patriotic smoothies for some healthy holiday fun!

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This has only two ingredients and it can make kefir ice cream something really special! Kids love this. It takes only a few minutes to make and pour any extras into a glass container. The mixture does not need to be refrigerated for storage. It will be liquid at room temperature in the warm summer…

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Coconuts is one of the best sources of lauric acids, a protective type of fatty acid that can help with cholesterol and heart health. Lauric acid is also found in breast milk. In the body, lauric acid is converted to monolaurin, a molecule which has antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiprotozoan properties. Monolaurin destroys fungus, bacteria…

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One of the biggest benefits of soaking beans and legumes is that it helps to decrease the enzyme inhibitors. Enzyme inhibitors are anti-nutrients that are naturally occurring compounds found in plant seeds. They interfere with our ability to digest vitamins and minerals within the plants. Soaking the beans for 8 hours and then cooking them…

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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.

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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…

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This is one of the best cheese balls you will ever have. We have this all the time for a quick snack or take to a party. I have even stuff this cheese inside dates, celery or mini red peppers. Serving it with spouted or sourdough crackers makes a yummy appetizer or a fun after…

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🎅Perfect little kefir holiday treats. Fun to make too and you’ll get kefir and prebiotics in the strawberries to feed your microbiome. These get gobbled up fast so you might want to double the recipe. Everybody loves Kefir Claus!! 🎅

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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…

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This probiotic goat cheese is digested differently from cow’s milk and is a hypoallergenic alternative for those allergic to cheese made from cow’s milk. Goat’s milk also contains capric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that has been shown to possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and that’s not all! It also has a prebiotic, oligosaccharides, that…

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Throw these on a salad or in your soup. I absolutely love this cracker-like crisp made of cheese. Make a bunch they’ll go fast! I love that you get so many probiotics in the veggies and cheese. It's billions of probiotics in one small cracker. They're a great snack or make them a meal!

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This is a fun way to culture your broccoli. If you like broccoli salad made with raisins and carrots, you will love this. Just take it out of the jar and mix with some of my kombucha mayo (recipe in my book). You can also just use it as a topping for your salad. Add…

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Chocolate and figs are a really unique combination and work really well with kefir. The figs mixed with chocolate give this pudding a wonderful flavor. Figs are high in fiber, (which is a prebiotic) and magnesium and other minerals too. Figs make a wonderful holiday pudding. Where did I hear the lyrics “Oh bring us…

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You can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, or any nut butter for a great kefir ice cream. I use stevia in place of sugar in the recipe. Nuts and legumes are prebiotics, which is food for your bacteria to make it grow and multiply. These are considered some of the most satiating foods. Studies have…

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You got to admit it sure is pretty and it will please the inner world of bacteria and yeast that abide within us all. I love this stuff it has made me well and it gives me great joy to share it with you.

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Hummus is a gateway to everything else in your refrigerator. Scoop out some hummus with cultured carrots or cucumbers are yummy too. Hummus is a good source of protein and fiber, chickpeas used in hummus are high in iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins. Hummus is something I always have in my fridge.

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Don’t forget to use this salsa in the Pico Bean Dip Recipe! This has a sweet and sour taste that gives flavor to many mexican dishes. Vitamin A is abundant in peaches, which is essential for sharp eyesight. It also protects against lung and mouth cancers, and helps maintain healthy mucus membranes and elasticity in…

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This smoothie is made with Greek yogurt which is food for bacteria in your gut. It’s important to eat different types of cultured foods because they have different strains of bacteria in them which enhance the bacteria that live inside of you.

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Tomatoes tend to get soggy the longer they ferment. This is due to the acidity of tomatoes. Salt will help keep vegetables that are fermenting firmer and crunchy, so don’t skip the salt. This is one of my husband’s favorite cultured vegetables and one he will actually make himself. We love to serve this with…

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Use this salsa and Fermented Jalapenos to spice up your Mexican dishes. Cultured salsa is one of the easiest ways to get your family to try cultured foods. They are made in a blender so they’re super simple. I don’t know of a person who doesn’t like salsa. Salsa is chocked full of nutrients and…

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This is a decant delicious eggnog that I absolutely love. One of my close friends said it was her favorite eggnog ever! This tastes best to drink right away as it will keep fermenting slowly in the fridge. It will last about a week before it gets really sour and starts to separate. Don’t miss…

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I love this topping and I use it often. It gives everything a little probiotics and it makes my whipped cream stay fresh and last longer. A little goes a long way with this recipe. This will last in a sealed container in the fridge for several weeks.

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My daughter Maci asked if I would make her chocolate, peanut butter, probiotic, sugar-free birthday cupcakes . . . my goodness, that’s a lot of words. This is what I came up with.

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Mangoes and strawberries topped with Kefir Coconut Ice Cream. So, so good! Coconut milk makes wonderful ice cream and the fruity concoction in the bottom of the bowl makes for one of the best combos. I could eat this everyday and in the summertime I eat it often. Strawberries have more vitamin C than orange…

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I love, love chocolate. Sometimes I think it is the magnesium that chocolate contains that I crave and need. At least this is what I tell myself. This has just a little kefir mixed in the chocolate that makes the chocolate extra creamy. So I always say, if you’re gonna have sugar, have a cultured…

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Grapes are full of Vitamin C, potassium and even calcium. Grapes have compounds with antioxidant properties called flavonoids. Flavonoids are a diverse group of phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found in almost all fruits and vegetables. Like other phytonutrients, flavonoids are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. Grapes are great for you!! You will love…

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Coconut milk is full of medium chain fatty acids, which supports the thyroid and gives you energy. It also provides important minerals needed to maintain blood volume, regulate heart health, and help with digestion. This recipe is a great way to enjoy kefir. Remember, you can make kefir in any kind of milk.

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This is one of my favorite summer dishes. Super easy to throw together and a real crowd pleaser. Black beans contain quercetin and saponins which can protect the heart. Black beans also contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which have been found to decrease blood pressure naturally. You can let this ferment for an…

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