Kefir smoothies are enjoyed daily at our house.
If you are not familiar with kefir, it is like yogurt on steroids, as far as probiotics are concerned! Yogurt can have 5 – 7 strains of beneficial bacteria but, kefir can have 50+! That is quite a difference if you are concerned about your gut health.
Kefir is not as thick as yogurt and is drinkable. Kefir also has more twang than yogurt thus, depending on your taste, may require more sweetening. While I like to drink kefir plain, others in the family prefer it to be made into a smoothie. So, that is what we have each morning with our breakfast – a kefir smoothie.
I have purchased from Cultures for Health which are required for homemade kefir and you can find detailed instructions on making it yourself in How to Make Kefir Video. If you have not tried it before, I encourage you to – it is very simple and much more economical.
In the following kefir smoothie recipe, I add the ice cubes for a thicker consistency, especially if I am using fresh fruit – it makes it colder and more slushy. Otherwise, I just add frozen fruit. Also, the amount of honey varies depending on the twanginess of the kefir and how sweet you like it.