Friday, January 27, 2012

Raw Apple Pie Kefir Smoothie ~ A Recipe

Here we go, folks.  Kefir smoothie recipe number two, and a great in-season option for the colder days.

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Raw Apple Pie Kefir Smoothie
Serves 4-5
  • 3 apples, cored and quartered
  • 2 cups milk kefir
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or 1/2 cup pitted dated
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean (I use the ones from making vanilla extract after the extract has been used up)
  • 2 cups ice
Put all ingredients in the order listed in blender.  Blend on high for 45-60 seconds, or until smooth.


  1. I like this combos! I'm going to make it for my snack today! Thank you!

  2. made kefir for the first time and it never thickend up but did ferment. So I thought I would leave it longer then it turned into curds and whey,and was SOUR!!!! SO I thought well this isn't working. But I took that mix and made this recipe and oh my It is so good I don't want to share it haha. But I will since my goal is to get my son who has major allergies to everything in the air (LOL) healed and healthy. I am sure he is going to love this. Thanks again Katie you are such an inspiration to me to make so many things from scratch now. Ranch dressing is next.

  3. I'm so glad you liked the recipe! A not on homemade kefir: It won't look like store-bought kefir. The longer you let it ferment, the more rich in probiotics it will be, the lumpier and thicker it will get, and the more watery whey will sink to the bottom. It will also be more tart the longer you let it ferment because those good probiotics are eating away at the lactose (milk sugar), making it easier for your body to digest. This tartness is why we never drink it plain and alway use it in smoothies, dressings, or other recipes, but never by itself. But! It is way easier to to make than yogurt and it contains more strands of beneficial bacteria, so that's why I prefer kefir over yogurt.

  4. I've never considered adding apples to a smoothie before. This looks great! I drink a lot of kefir but don't like it plain so I'm always looking for new ideas to disguise it. I will give this a try, thanks!

  5. OH yummers! cannot wait to try this variation to our morning smoothie ritual!

  6. that sounds amazing! I love kefir and I have never thought about adding it to my smoothies! thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I was really pleasantly surprised by this smoothie. Really tasty, not too sweet and refreshing. My girls and I loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Looks deilcious! I just got a vitamix and I look forward to trying this one out in it!


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