A sweet way to get probiotics even for the kids ☺️. There are mango, lemon, strawberry and blueberry flavours. You can use berry powders in case fresh berries are not available. Coconut nectar and vanilla powder are adding sweetness. Prepare as a smoothie and pour into popsicle moulds.
To be able to maintain the benefits of probiotics, kefir would need to survive the freezing, right? Based on a recent study, it seems that traditionally produced kefir actually has significantly higher counts of bacteria after freezing! However, commercial kefir had reduced lactobacilli, lactococci, and yeasts when the samples were tested on day 0, 7, 14, and 30 of frozen storage. So I would recommend using the traditionally produced kefir for ice cream if possible.
What is Kefir?
Kefir can be made from the milk of any ruminant animal, such as a cow, goat or sheep. Kefir contains many vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as vitamin B12 (especially vegetarians might lack this vitamin), vitamin K2, biotin, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. But what makes it even more superb with its health benefits, is that there can be hundreds of billions of colony forming units.
Kefir’s health benefits
But what makes this yogurt-like beverage even more superb with its health benefits, is that kefir grains contain about 30 strains of bacteria and yeasts, making it a very rich and diverse probiotic source. Even the best probiotic supplements include only about three strains of probiotics. There are hundreds of billions of colony forming units (CFUs) in just one glass of kefir.
This beneficial yeast and good probiotic bacteria make kefir one of the most potent probiotic foods available and one of the best ways to improve digestion, boost the immune system, fight against harmful bacteria and inhibit cancerous tumour growths.
Calcium, magnesium and vitamin 2, found in kefir, are very important for the bone density. By reducing inflammation in the body, kefir can help fight against allergies and asthma and by binding environmental toxins in our body, kefir can help with detoxification as well.