Kefir is a great way to improve your gut health. Packed with friendly bacteria, this probiotic drink can help digestion and boost our immune system and metabolism.
Drink our organic goat’s milk kefir straight from the bottle, add it to a smoothie, or mix it into baking, breakfast dishes and dressings like you would yoghurt or buttermilk. Drinking 1cup of kefir daily is a great way to boost your intake of probiotics.You can find kefir next to the yoghurt in the supermarket, or buy our goat’s kefir online.
Our kefir is produced at a small cooperative dairy, with organic goat’s milk from herds that graze on seeds and greens in the mountainous Drama region of northern Greece. It has a slightly tangy taste with a little fizz, as it’s full of live, active cultures. Kefir has a more diverse range of probiotics than yoghurt, which makes it especially beneficial to gut health. It’s a significant source of calcium, Vitamins A and B12, and since goat’s milk is naturally low in lactose, it’s easier to digest too.
Here’s 5 ways to add probiotic goodness to your everyday diet and get cooking with kefir:
- Make a marinade
The live cultures and lactic acid in kefir make an excellent marinade, which gently softens protein for juicer, more tender meat. Mix 60ml kefir with 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, and 1 tsp of dried oregano, rosemary and thyme. Stir through with raw chicken or lamb and marinade in the fridge overnight, or at room temperature for 2 hours. Grill or BBQ for best results.
- Dress up
Make good food taste even better with a drizzle of probiotics. Whisk 1 tsp mustard, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar with 3 tbsp kefir to create a zesty, probiotic green salad dressing. You can also finish grilled fish or vegetables with a creamy dressing of kefir mixed with a little crème fraîche and your favourite green herbs.
- Something sweet
Who said ice cream can’t be healthy? Whizz up 3 cups of kefir with ½ cup honey and 1 cup frozen fruit such as strawberries, cherries or bananas. Pour into popsicle moulds and enjoy a healthy treat all summer long. Kefir can be swapped into any baking recipe that calls for buttermilk or even natural yoghurt, such as this pomegranate molasses cake, or your favourite soda bread, scones, buttermilk chocolate cake or fruit muffin recipe.
- Breakfast Smoothies
Start the day with a gut health boost by swirling kefir into cereals, smoothies and porridge. Try a colourful berry smoothie or a super green kefir smoothie with avocado, kiwi and spinach for a glass full of goodness.
- Mix into Pancakes
Make our recipe for fluffy kefir pancakes in minutes and drizzle them with honey, fresh fruit and chopped nuts.