Probiotic Pineapple Kefir Drink (V, GF)

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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Overhead shot of probiotic kefir drink with a sprinkling of chia seeds on top. A bowl of chopped pineapple and a sliced lime appear in the background.

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.

Overhead shot of probiotic kefir drink ingredients in a blender. You can see chunks of pineapple and chia seeds resting of top of the kefir.

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.

Straight on shot of probiotic kefir drink in a tall glass with a bowl of chopped pineapple in the background

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.

Overhead shot of probiotic kefir drink with a sprinkling of chia seeds on top. A bowl of chopped pineapple and a sliced lime appear in the background.
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Probiotic Pineapple Kefir Drink

This easy and delicious probiotic kefir drink is sweet, tangy, and rich. It's also vegan and gluten-free.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: coconut milk, kefir, pineapple, post-workout snack, probiotic drinks
Servings: 1
Calories: 412kcal
Author: Daniela Miranda

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition facts for this recipe are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 85.1mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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17 thoughts on “Probiotic Pineapple Kefir Drink (V, GF)”

  • This drink has such a tropical flair. The perfect way to start the day. Love pineapple. The combination of this and coconut milk is so good. I would love this for lunch too.

  • You’ve read my mind! I’ve been very interested in probiotics and health and this looks like a delicious recipe to start with and it doubles as my breakfast. The pineapple reminds me of spring and after the winter we’ve had sounds delicious!

  • How did you know I’ve been trying to add more probiotics to my diet? And I love the coconut/pineapple combo! I could do with a little tropical flavor this time of year. πŸ™‚ I’ll have to look around for some coconut kefir. (I didn’t even know it came non-dairy.)

  • My friend makes her own kefir. I tried some and I’m sure it’s TMI but it did amazing things for my usually upset GI tract. But I hated the taste. Adding pineapple and coconut seems more palatable. Can’t wait to try this!

  • While I’m at risk for oversharing here, let me just say that this recipe is coming and a great time. A double-whammy of recent illnesses have left me in serious need of some probiotic goodness, and kefir (and I didn’t even know vegan kefir was a thing, so I’m intrigued) is something I’ve been wanting to use/work with more. I always love a good smoothie (or similar), but I find myself going a long time between batches of them because I can never really commit to interesting recipes. But I have a deep love for the pineapple/coconut combo, so this is reallllly calling to me. And hey, if I can close my eyes and imagine my breakfast is a pina colada on a beach in the tropics, that works for me. Cheers!

  • This sounds like my favorite tropical drink minus the alcohol. This certainly sounds like a delicious summer treat plus it also would be good for me. A dessert in a glass and also a meal. I can’t wait to make this. This will be my go-to treat when the weather warms up. I may just make this ahead of time for after my workout.

  • Perfect timing for this. A bit of spring with that sweet pineapple, combined with something more satisfying like kefir to keep me satiated since it’s still a bit cool outside. A winning combo for sure.

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