It's apricot week! Or in my case, aprium week. I thought I'd kick it off with a simple, delicious, probiotic-rich recipe. You'll notice that our weekly menu plans list one kefir smoothie a day. They are the vehicle in which I get a good dose of the aforementioned probiotics down my family, along with fermented cod liver oil and chlorella powder without any fuss or objection. Have you still not invested in your own kefir grains? The time is now to take the dive. Order some here (be sure to check out their free video tutorials) and save a bundle with homemade kefir. You'll also benefit more from it health-wise than the store-bought kind.
Raw Apricot Creme Kefir Smoothies
Prep time: 5 minutes, makes 5 cups
- 1 quart milk kefir
- 8 apricots
- 1/4 cup raw, local honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean
- 1 banana (optional but suggested if you want a creamier, sweater smoothie)
- 2 cups ice cubes
- place all ingredients in the order they are listed and blend on high for about a minute. You will get the creamiest results with a Vitamix. Freeze any leftovers in popsicle moulds for later enjoyment.