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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Brown Cow Kefir

I found my cheaper probiotic alternative. Kefir or as I call it Keefir. I have tried these grains before, but was not quite ready for it at the time. So, my using it fizzled out. The good news is that you can go online and buy more. I bought mine from the same place I bought them before at Yemoos.com. They are a good source. I am sure there are other great sources too. I have found that my local Sam's Club sells a gallon of whole milk for 2.99 for now, because as we know prices change. No added growth hormones and not ultra pasteurized.

I wanted just one way to eat/drink this everyday. Making a real food lifestyle addition. I wanted easy and tasty. When I started making my kefir grains again, it took a good 3 days of milk soak, drain and refill of fresh milk. So, the 3rd. milk soak for 24 hours was a complete and successful kefiring. I smelled the batch on the second day and thought, yes that is kefir and it smelled quite pleasant. More so this time around then last. When I tasted some of the kefired milk I thought it was mild, effervescent and very good. I did not remember it being so good. I think I could just drink it plain.

Still needed that one recipe. It is an easy chocolate milk. I call it brown cow because of the effervescent flavor.

Brown Cow Kefir

1 C. of kefir milk (I used cow)
1 T. chocolate syrup of choice or chocolate drink mix powder (For easy homemade syrup,  Add and mix in a small cup: 1/2-1T. cocoa powder, 1 T. sweet of choice, 1 T. hot milk). Wait a minute or two for the mix to be at least Luke warm.

Add chocolate syrup to kefir milk. Stir or shake (be careful of the natural carbonation) with lid on. Drink. So easy. And you can always add more syrup if you like. But this is perfect for me.

Hello Brown Cow.