Sorry for all the posts today. I'm on Spring Break, can you tell?
So, I have been trying to include Kefir into our diet more. Even though it is dairy and we've been trying to get off dairy 100%, Cory and Jocelyn are about to begin an aggressive pro-biotic treatment through this specialist that we've been working with, and I thought I'd do whatever I could to help it out. Have any of you done those little shots of pro-biotics that they have in the refrigerated section of whole foods stores? Just wondering if they would help/work.
So we made these waffles (I won't repost, but here's the link), which were a hit. We used Maple Syrup for the sugar which gave it a nice flavoring. My cousin tried it and didn't think they were that great, but we thought they were good... I guess take my review with a grain of salt.
And then I've been making extra smoothies with Kefir in them and freezing them for popsicles. This particular kind has blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, banana, almond meal, ground flax seed, etc.
In my research, I've also found that you can substitute Kefir in any recipe that calls for Buttermilk.
But what I'm wondering is how you gals feel about Kefir? I'm so new, but it seems that doing the little bit of dairy in Kefir is worth it if you want/need the pro-biotics. Also, my question is, does cooking the Kefir alter the effectiveness of the pro-biotics? I can't find the answer anywhere online. Thanks in advance for educating me!