Published on January 25, 2016

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by Anne Rogers

creamy kefir avocado smoothie

This delicious smoothie is rich in healthy oils and protein; but also includes a refreshing kick of ginger and mint. With only four ingredients and a trusty blender, this is an easy meal to whip up in less than 5 minutes. Add a little cane sugar or honey if you want a touch of sweetness.

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flaky kefir biscuits

Buttery, crispy, and soft – these biscuits win the trifecta for breakfast bread. Serve with fresh fruit preserves or honey and enjoy your morning.

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oh-my-kefir parfait

This parfait is fool’s dessert. It pairs zesty lime and kiwi with sweet blackberries, granola, and pistachios to create a one-of-a-kind juggernaut of hearty nutrition with the added probiotics of kefir. Pro tip – add bittersweet chocolate chips to the top layer.

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klassic kefir potato salad

A twist on a classic, this easy recipe adds in kefir for a rich taste not unlike sour cream. Total prep time is less than 10 minutes and this dish is also gluten-free.

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delish cranberry and orange kefir cake

We’re crazy about this cake. Warm, moist, tart and tangy – it brightens our cold weather blues and pairs perfectly with a hot toddy or tea. This recipe recommends whole wheat pastry flour in addition to white flour for added fiber.

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easy kefir cheese, garlic, and herb spread

A savory snack or hors d’oeuvre, this cheese is an excellent party bite or midnight treat. Eat it with assorted crudités, rustic bread, or even apple slices. 

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tangy kefir orange chia pudding

Chia seeds are a great source of fiber and Omega-3. If you’re craving a rich dessert with a dietary punch, try this pudding. You won’t even miss the milk and sugar.

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superb apple cinnamon kefir pancakes

Love pancakes? Try this alternate version of a classic recipe by using kefir instead of milk and coconut oil instead of butter. Your breakfast will thank you.

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homemade kefir ranch dressing

Ranch dressing is an all-American staple. Vegetables love it, buffalo wings love it, and baguette slices….well…they dip it during late-night fridge raids. Instead of buttermilk, this recipe uses kefir to boost the probiotics and lower the fat while keeping a rich consistency. 

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sweet blueberry kefir ice cream

A great finale to any meal….or bad day…is a delicious serving of ice cream. Up your usual game by making this flavorful concoction of sugar, cream, kefir, and blueberries. If you’re craving an extra dose of citrus, add 2 teaspoons of lemon zest to the mixture before blending.