Remember when I told you I was making my own super-duper-probiotic-power kefir at home? Definitely check out this post to learn more about my friendly introduction into the world of kefir making.
Well. Finally, I made it through two boxes of Body Ecology Kefir starter packs. Those were an amazing and easy introduction to making my own grass-fed, whole-fat milk kefir. But…
I was ready to take it next level.
That meant making my own kefir at home using milk kefir grains. The kefir grains promise even more probiotic nutrition and the ability to never have to buy packets again because these grains could last me…. forever. Whoa. Cool beans.
Kefir is a gut-health-boosting powerhouse. Kefir can fill your gut with beneficial bacteria and yeasts that will set up shop in your gut (turns out yogurt is transient and passes through to feed the bacteria in your gut, but kefir has the bacteria that colonizes your gut – learn more about the differences between yogurt and kefir here). I bought mine here at Cultures for Health.
As a result of drinking kefir almost daily, plus eating homemade yogurt and sauerkraut I no longer take probiotic pills. Score! The biggest difference for me is seeing my skin take on a brighter glow. For my parents, their digestion has really improved. Kefir and fermented foods, especially when made at home, are really special and will always be a part of our life.
Join me on my journey into kefir grains as I show you how easy they are to prepare. See you next time!