As promised last Wednesday, I write you about kefir. Kefir is the new yogurt (except it was invented over 250 years ago). The best part is, it's easier to make (no special equipment needed besides a 1-quart canning jar and a lid), and has far more of a veriety of healthy bacteria than yogurt. And guess what? If you're steering clear of cow's milk, you can also make kefir with coconut, goat, sheep, or rice milk! And another couple of added bonuses? You save money making it yourself and homemade kefir seems to be way more effective in the health-promoting department. Trader Joe's sells non-organic kefir for $2.69 for 1 quart. See how much you pay for 1 quart of milk (it costs me $1). That's some good savin's right thar. The picture above is what kefir culture, or grains looks like. Kefir, the product, is the consistency of drinkable yogurt.
The Homegrown Family is now selling high-quality kefir cultures, or grains, for the best price I've seen, and the shipping is free! Jimella, over at The Homegrown Family did such a wonderful job writing about and how to make kefir, there's no need for me to reinvent the wheel. Do yourself a favor. Read about kefir. Consider buying some grains. Your gut (and the rest of your body) will love you for it.