What To Do With Extra Kefir Grains
If you make kefir on a regular basis, you may be wondering what to do with extra kefir grains.
They keep getting bigger and multiplying, and eventually they will cause the milk to turn to kefir much quickly. Eventually, you will need to remove some grains, but you do not want to throw them away!
They can be eaten individually, blended into a smoothie, or mixed with a salad. Once you know about these three ways you can consume extra grains, you will probably think of many more things you can do with extra kefir grains.
Once your supply of kefir grains becomes too plentiful and you need to get rid of a few, the easiest way is to simply eat them. They are chewy are are actually quite tasty! The flavor may remind you of cheese, or maybe of yogurt.
The reason you don't want to throw them away is because they have such a high nutritional value. If you stop to think about it, it simply makes sense. The grains are what turn milk into an extremely healthy kefir beverage, so they must be very nutritious.
Mix Them Into A Smoothie
Adding even one or two kefir grains to your favorite smoothie recipe can give your smoothie a major probiotic boost! You could blend some grains into a fruit smoothie or a green smoothie. Just one grain mixed with a couple fruits and vegetables will probably not impact the taste too much, but it will still provide a host of health benefits.
A great combination to turn into a smoothie is kefir, kefir grains, and bananas. Of course, you can add other fruits or vegetables, but those three ingredients form a good "base" for the smoothie.
Chop Them Into A Salad
If you're the type that loves to eat salad, then you can chop up your extra kefir grains and sprinkle them over a salad. It's a great way to help your stomach to digest the vegetables in the salad.
Kefir grains are best when consumed fresh, so if you plan on adding them to a salad, you may want to store the grains in the fridge until you're ready to use them. Then, chop them into the salad soon before eating it.
There are many ways to consume kefir grains, and I've only covered three. But hopefully this has helped you to start thinking about what to do with extra kefir grains. The possibilities are nearly endless, limited only by your imagination. Now that you know about these three ways, go ahead and try one of them and see how you like it.
Note: If you have more than you need, you may want to consider paying it forward, and sharing your kefir grains with those who want them. Post a listing on this page to let people know you are willing to share your kefir grains.
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