Natural Probiotics the Kefir Way

What you need:
1) Kefir Grains (1 Tablespoon is enough)
2) 2 glass jars (1 litre each)
3) Wooden spatula
4) Sift and Cloth with Rubberband
5) Milk

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This is what Milk Kefir Grains look like. I buy my grain for the first time from a lady called Joy. You may buy from her too at kefirbaby@yahoo.com. 1 Tablespoon of grains cost RM35. Here are some alternative places you can buy your kefir grains but I have not experienced them myself.

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This is the kind of jar I use, and I just cover it with a cloth and secure it with a rubber band. I also put my jar in a container with water so to avoid ants climbing inside. Ants know the goodness of Kefir.

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Everyday I just pour like a cup of milk into the Kefir, let it sit for 24 hours, and then sift it to separate the grains from the cultured milk. I keep the cultured milk in another glass jar, covered in the fridge and drink it daily, a cup a day. The grains are then put back into the first jar, wash the jar but not the grains. After a few times culturing, you will notice that the amount of grains will multiply. This is because this thing is alive, amazing huh. You can give it away for those interested, sell it, as some people do, eat it, or add it in whatever foods. Creativity is key.

I ate some of my grains that multiplied yesterday. Here’s my recipe.

1) 2 tablespoons Kefir Grain
2) 1 teaspoon of Virgin Coconut Oil
3) 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
3) 1 teaspoon of Pomegranate Concentrate
4) 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon powder

The result? YUMMY! Now I have lots of live good bacteria in my guts.

Why do I drink Kefir and not other probiotics?

1) Kefir is cheap, just buy milk
2) Kefir has Trillions of Bacteria vs Billions promised by other probiotics
3) Kefir tastes great, for me anyways
4) My Kids love kefir (1 year old and 4 year old)

In fact, Josiah started drinking Kefir from 1 year old until now. I do not have to spend lots of money buying all those expensive supplements promising gut health. Just a cup of Kefir a day.

Recently, I started making ahem, human milk kefir. Jordan has decided he doesn’t want to drink human milk anymore, so I cultured it, separately from my cow milk kefir of course. The texture is slightly different, it’s watery but the taste is the same. So after culturing, I will mix 1 quarter of human milk kefir and the rest with cow milk kefir and feed it to the kids. They have no idea at all. Human milk is harder to culture since it contains probiotics too, so different bacterias have to fight together to ferment the milk. Something like that. So all those mothers with over production can consider this rather than doing milk baths.

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