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Kefir Chia Pudding Recipe

Kefir Chia PuddingFour ingredients are all it takes to make kefir chia pudding. Start with organic whole milk kefir and lightly sweeten it with pure maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk in chia seeds and pop the mixture into the fridge. After about 20 minutes the chia seeds absorb the kefir and the mixture thickens. That’s it- a simple kefir chia pudding recipe. Top with fresh berries, then grab a spoon and dig in.Kefir Chia Seed Pudding
Kefir Chia Pudding Recipe

1 cup organic whole milk plain kefir
2 to 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla
3 tablespoons chia seeds
Topping Suggestions:
Fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries or sweet cherries
Chopped toasted almonds
Toasted coconut flakes

In a medium bowl whisk together kefir, maple syrup and vanilla. Add chia seeds; whisk to combine. Refrigerate about 20 minutes, whisking occasionally to distribute chia seeds. Once the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid and the mixture has thickened the chia pudding is ready to eat. The chia pudding can also be spooned into individual bowls and stored in the refrigerator for a day or two. Add desired toppings before serving.

Makes 2 servings

Tip: This kefir chia pudding is very lightly sweetened. If you love sweet more than tang, taste and adjust sweetness level of the kefir mixture before adding the chia seeds. Or, add a drizzle of additional sweetener as a topping.Kefir Chia Pudding CherryMore chia recipes:
Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Mixed Berry Chia Smoothie
Vegan Chia Pudding from Eating Clean Recipes

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Kefir Overnight Oats Recipe

Kefir Overnight OatsLet’s be honest, weekday mornings can be tough. If you’re like me your first priority is mainlining coffee, and locating your keys trumps making a healthy breakfast. Since I’m definitely not a morning person, I spend a few minutes in the evening assembling a make-ahead breakfast like overnight oats with kefir and berries.

Have you tried kefir? It’s a cultured dairy product similar to yogurt with a thinner, pourable consistency. It has a tangy flavor and is ultra creamy when you choose kefir made from whole milk. You can drink it straight, whirl it into a smoothie or mix it with cereal. Here I’ve made a version of overnight oats by layering kefir with muesli, berries, toasted coconut and hemp seeds. It’s an easy breakfast that makes for a less hectic morning.Overnight Oats with Kefir
Kefir Overnight Oats Recipe with Berries
1/2 cup organic whole milk plain kefir (I used Lifeway)
1/4 cup muesli or toasted oats (I used Seven Sundays original muesli)
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, thawed
2 tablespoons toasted coconut flakes
1 teaspoon hemp seeds

Pour kefir into 2 small glasses. Top with muesli; cover and refrigerate overnight. To serve, top with berries, coconut and hemp.

Makes 2 servings

Tips:
-Layering the muesli over the kefir allows the oats to soften slightly while retaining some texture. If you prefer a softer texture, stir the muesli into the kefir before refrigerating overnight.
-Since fresh berries are not in season, I opted to use frozen. It works well to place the frozen berries in the fridge overnight to thaw.
-If desired, drizzle with honey or pure maple syrup to add a touch of sweetness.
-For a grab and go breakfast, assemble in small mason jars with a tight fitting lid.

More easy breakfast recipes:
Coconut Milk Overnight Oats
Kefir Chia Pudding
Pineapple Avocado Kefir Smoothie
Banana Almond Kefir Smoothie
Berry Kefir Smoothie from Eating Clean Recipes

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Pineapple-Avocado Kefir Smoothie Recipe

Kefir Hemp SmoothieLately I’ve been reaching for whole milk kefir when I make my breakfast smoothie. Kefir- a cultured milk- has a thick and creamy consistency and tangy flavor. It’s delicious blended in a smoothie with sweet pineapple and buttery avocado. A sprinkling of hemp seeds adds an extra hit of nutrition.

Pineapple-Avocado Kefir Smoothie Recipe
1 cup whole milk organic kefir
3/4 cup fresh or frozen, thawed pineapple chunks
1/2 a medium ripe Hass avocado, peeled and pitted
1 teaspoon hemp seeds

In a blender container combine kefir, pineapple, avocado and hemp seeds. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass. If desired, sprinkle with additional hemp seeds.

Makes 1 big smoothie (about 1 3/4 cups total)
Avocado Kefir SmoothieMore kefir smoothie recipes:
Banana-Almond Kefir Smoothie
Berry Kefir Smoothie from Eating Clean Recipes

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Banana-Almond Kefir Smoothie Recipe

Banana Almond Kefir Smoothie | KingfieldKitchenKefir is cultured milk that is rich and tangy and tart. It makes an amazing base for a smoothie like this easy 4-ingredient beauty. Simply start with whole milk kefir and blend in banana, almond butter and some sweet spices and you’ve got breakfast.

I happen to love the tang of kefir, so I rely on the banana to lightly sweeten the drink and don’t add any other sweetener. If you like a sweeter drink, try adding a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup.Healthy Kefir Smoothie

Banana-Almond Kefir Smoothie
1 cup whole milk organic plain kefir (I used Lifeway)
1 medium frozen banana, sliced
1 tablespoon natural almond butter
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon

In a blender container combine kefir, banana, almond butter and pumpkin pie spice. Cover and blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into a glass. If desired, sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice.

Makes 1 big smoothie (about 1 2/3 cups total)

More kefir recipes:
Coconut Milk Overnight Oats
Kefir Chia Pudding
Pineapple Avocado Kefir Smoothie
Berry Kefir Smoothie from Eating Clean Recipes

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