Easy Kefir Recipe: How to Make This Health Drink at Home
Editor's note: Kefir, a fermented milk product popular in Eastern Europe and Russia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a health drink. And for good reason: In addition to being a great source of protein, calcium and fiber, kefir has a high level of probiotics (ten strains to be exact), which aid in digestion and support the immune system. So no wonder, then, that a few enterprising health nuts like Cassie have decided to make their own kefir at home…and found it to be insanely easy. Here's her step-by-step instructions, plus a description of some of its health benefits. – Judy
By fermenting the milk, the lactose is broken down, making it easier to digest. The fermentation process also adds tons of folic acid and probiotics to the kefir. Probiotics are good news for your digestive tract. My favorite thing about kefir is how flippin’ easy it is to make. There are lots of fermented foods out there (kombucha, yogurt, sourdough bread, sauerkraut, etc.) but I consider kefir the absolute easiest (and quickest!) one to make. It only requires two ingredients—milk and kefir grains—and once you have the kefir process going, you can keep it producing for as long as you like.