You can add probiotic bacteria to your diet by making and drinking milk kefir.
Milk kefir is a powerful probiotic beverage packed full of beneficial bacteria. It's made by adding kefir grains to milk (or many other non-dairy liquids) and letting it ferment for 24 to 48 hours at room temperature. The end result is a tasty beverage the consistency of thin yogurt that can be consumed on its own or mixed with a number of other ingredients to make delicious probiotic foods and beverages.
This helpful guide covers the following items:
- What Milk Kefir is and how it's made.
- The history of milk kefir.
- Milk kefir grains and why they're important.
- How to care for and store milk kefir grains.
- The fermentation process.
- Yogurt vs. kefir.
- The health benefits of milk kefir.
- What types of milk work best to make kefir.
- Kefir culturing vessels.
- Milk kefir as a sourdough starter.