A thick, frosty blueberry shake made with frozen kefir cubes and fresh ginger.
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A sophisticated take on peaches and cream, this 3-ingredient smoothie combines fresh peaches, basil, and frozen kefir cubes.
Fresh raspberries and mint are blended with cubes of frozen kefir plus a little honey for balance in this frosty, fresh smoothie.
This tamarind and coconut-enhanced take on a traditional lassi is downright refreshing, a little tart with just the right amount of sweet and smooth.
This quick and delicious smoothie has just three ingredients: ripe Ataulfo mango, frozen blackberries, and unsweetened kefir.
Milk kefir is a pretty common sight in the dairy aisle these days—or at least it is in California. Much more mysterious is its lactose-free cousin, water kefir. Both drinks are fermented with similar SCOBYs (symbiotic colonies of bacteria and yeast), but milk kefir grains feed on the natural sugars in the milk while water kefir needs additional sugar or fruit juice to get going. Mary Karlin provides recipes for both in her new cookbook, Mastering Fermentatio. Today, we're trying our hand at the water-based version.
This version of the regional specialty pairs kefir with store-bought frozen yogurt and dates for a satisfying not-too-sweet treat.
This smoothie is a mash-up of a lassi, the Indian yogurt drink, and the spicy mangoes sold by street vendors.
This take on a green smoothie is buttery and delicious thanks to ripe avocado.