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Wonderful, Versatile Milk Kefir!

  Milk kefir has many uses, besides the obvious - drinking it plain. It contains  wonderful, gut-healing bacteria that aids in digestion, overall health, and just flat out makes your belly feel good! Smoothies Blend with fruits, veggies, chia or hemp seeds, a touch of honey- and you've got yourself a powerful probiotic breakfast or afternoon pickme-up ! The kids will never know how healthy their snack really is. Baking Add milk kefir to any recipe in place of milk or buttermilk. It adds an extra punch of nutrition, as well as a tangy flavor to pancakes, waffles, biscuits & quick breads. Pet Food Supplement Your animals will go nuts for milk kefir! Mix a little in with their food...

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Milk Kefir Instructions

NOTE: if you're not planning to start your Milk Kefir right away, store it in the refrigerator until you are ready. You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon fine mesh plastic strainer (no metal) cow or goat milk (avoid ultra pasteurized or UHT milk) Milk Kefir grains Directions: Add the Milk Kefir grains to 2 cups milk in your jar. Cover with coffee filter & secure with elastic band. Allow to culture at room temp - 68° to 78° F. is ideal. Choose a draft-free place, out of direct sunlight, where your Milk Kefir won't be disturbed. Check...

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Water Kefir Starter Instructions

  You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover fine mesh plastic strainer (no metal) wooden or plastic spoon 1/ 4 cup sugar ( rapadura, evaporated cane sugar, or a blend of the two work best) 3 cups water (non-chlorinated & non-fluoridated is best) Water Kefir grains Directions: Heat one cup of the water. Put it in the jar and stir in the sugar until thoroughly dissolved. Add the rest of the water and stir again. Add the Water Kefir grains to the sugar water. Cover & secure with elastic band. Allow to culture at room temp (68° to 78° F. is ideal). Choose...

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Kefir Starter Instructions (Direct-set)

  This direct-set culture is easy to use, and doesn’t require the maintenance of kefir grains. It can be used with cow or goat milk, as well as juice, coconut milk or  coconut water. Comes with 2 packets starter culture. You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon 4 cups milk 1 packet Kefir Starter culture (save 2nd packet in freezer for future use) Directions: Put 2 cups of milk in the jar. Sprinkle in the Kefir Starter and mix well. Add the rest of the milk and mix again. Cover with coffee filter & secure with elastic band....

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