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In the Kitchen With Dr. Bonnie Making Coconut Kefir

Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 06:04 PM
Author: dr.bonnie

For lactose sensitive folks here is a wonderfully simple recipe that can be put together in your kitchen in less than 5 minutes.

Coconut Kefir:

  • 1  glass quart jar with lid
  • 16 ounces coconut milk
  • 16 ounces young coconut water
  • one pouch of kefir starter (can be purchased in baking area of health food store or at www.kefirlady.com)
  • mix it all together and lightly cover the jar with the lid
  • leave out on kitchen counter for 24-72 hours, swirl to mix a few times a day
  • check daily and taste, it should thicken and taste sweet when it is done
  • for your next batch hold back 1/4 cup to innoculate your next batch, this will last 4-5 times and then you may need to use a new starter
  • when done refrigerate and enjoy in cereal, smoothies, to replace yogurt/buttermilk when baking or just for a cooling drink
  • kefir is high in friendly bacteria for your intestinal tract and helps to build your immune response to pathogenic viruses/bacteria
  • please use whole coconut milk to take advantage of the healthy fats the coconut has to offer.  coconut oil is a medium chained fatty acid that is easily digested without involving the gallbladder and has many medicinal properties.