10 sublime recipes with superfood kefir
for a healthy (and delicious!) diet boost
Published Jan 25, 2016 5:00 AM
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.