This super easy and delicious probiotic kefir drink will get you through the last of this LONG winter. The addition of pineapple and coconut milk makes this drink something you could sip on a tropical island, and the kefir is packed with tons of good bacteria to keep your tummy happy.
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What is Kefir?
Kefir is drink made out of fermented kefir grains and milk. It tastes similar to yogurt and contains a lot of good bacteria that is believed to be beneficial for gut health.
Since it’s a fermented product, many people who are sensitive to lactose can consume it.
You can also make it out of many other liquids such as coconut milk, rice milk, or coconut water, which also makes it vegan-friendly. For this recipe, I used kefir made out of coconut milk because I’m very sensitive to dairy.
Where Can I Find Kefir?
I buy my kefir at my local Food Co-Op. They have all kinds of flavors, but I prefer to buy the plain one so that I can flavor it to my liking.
If you can’t find kefir at your local grocery store, you can always make your own. You just need to buy some kefir grains and follow the directions on the package.
Something important: make sure to look for kefir grains that can be fermented in water (these usually work with coconut milk, coconut water, and rice milk as well) if you want to make your kefir vegan.
How to Flavor your Probiotic Kefir Drinks
You can flavor kefir with pretty much anything but, since it tends to be tangy, I like to use flavors that add a bit of sweetness and brightness. I also added some canned coconut milk to make it taste more tropical and to add more creaminess to the drink.
Probiotic Pineapple Kefir Drink
- 1 cup coconut milk kefir (you can also use milk kefir)
- 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chopped
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer drink to a tall glass and garnish with chia seeds (optional). Serve immediately.
Here are other healthy drinks you might enjoy:
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