Drinking straight from a blender? Apparently, that’s what we do around here. Who knew?
You know that I enjoy making and serving kefir to my family. It is such an easy way to add amazing nutrition to our diet and it’s delicious too.
I’m not a hard core kefir drinker. I don’t drink it plain. Mine is too tart for me, in part because I let it ferment for a longer period of time. So, some may say I am disqualified to be called a kefir fan. I disagree! I serve good, nutritionally dense food to my family… but only if it tastes good to us.
My children ask for kefir smoothies all.the.time. “Mommy, might I please have some gut healing, probiotic, incredibly healthy drink today?”
Ummm… whatever. “Mommy, PLEASE make us smoothies today, PLEASEEEEEE!!” That is what I really hear. But, it’s the same thing. So I count it as a big win.
Every once in awhile I really spoil them and make them a Chocolate Strawberry Kefir Smoothie. My personal reason for only serving it once in awhile is the added sugar. Actually, it’s added honey. But, it still raises the blood sugar levels. Most of the time, I sweeten our kefir with fruit only. Yes, it raises the blood sugar levels too, but my children do not react the same to those spikes.
Anyway, back to the most requested smoothie in our home.
Chocolate Strawberry Kefir Smoothie
1 qt kefir (homemade or store bought)
1/3 C baking cocoa
1/2 C honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pour the kefir in the blender. Add the baking cocoa, honey, and vanilla extract and blend well. Add a couple handfuls of frozen strawberries. Blend well. If you like your smoothies thicker, add more strawberries. If it’s too thick, add more kefir. Makes 3-4 servings.
Sometimes I will add homemade chocolate syrup instead of the baking cocoa, honey, and vanilla.
And sometimes, my 13 year old might grab the blender and drink the remaining Strawberry Chocolate Kefir straight from it.
And sometimes I might tell said child that he needs to use a straw. So that child might grab a straw and drink it straight from the blender. That is NOT what I meant!
Then sweet 13 year old boy might offer me a drink straight from the blender. And I will do exactly what all good moms do… I will look at him like he is crazy, tell him “no thank you” and quickly walk away.
And yes, I do know it is just a scheme to get the rest of the kefir for himself. I have not been a boy mom for all these years without learning a thing or two. I say… have at it. He’s welcome to it.
I think I heard him saying, “Yummm! I love all this gut healing, probiotic, incredibly healthy drink.” Or… something like that…
What is your favorite way to drink kefir?
Chocolate Strawberry Kefir Smoothie is the most requested smoothie in our home! Full of gut healing probiotics, I am overjoyed to give it to the children.
- 1 qt kefir (homemade or store bought)
- frozen strawberries
- 1/3 C baking cocoa
- 1/2 C honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pour the kefir in the blender.
- Add the baking cocoa, honey, and vanilla extract and blend well.
- Add a couple handfuls of frozen strawberries.
- Blend well.
If you like your smoothies thicker, add more strawberries. If it’s too thick, add more kefir. Sometimes I will add homemade chocolate syrup instead of the baking cocoa, honey, and vanilla.