Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Coconut Milk Kefir Smoothie


It may just be my imagination, but I swear that I feel much more energized throughout the day when I have a tall glass of dairy-free gluten-free coconut milk kefir for breakfast. And now that the new So Delicious Coconut Milk Kefir is popping up on store shelves from coast to coast, I thought it would be a great time to share my coconut milk kefir smoothie recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups So Delicious Coconut Milk Kefir (I used vanilla)
5 small bananas (or 3 large ones)
2-3 cups fresh or frozen berries (I used half fresh/half frozen raspberries)

Directions:

Blend all together for 30 seconds, and pour into tall glasses. Makes 3-4 servings.

15 comments:

ginny said...

Now, that's what I'm talking about!!!

anna said...

I just found out that my local Whole Foods store got some of this kefir! I'm going down there tonigh. I can't wait to try it!

Babyfro said...

I've never tried kefir... kind of leery. I suppose I should try it though. Gone are the days when I wasn't brave enough to try something at least once.

glutenfree4goofs said...

OOh, I do know that kefir is very healthy for you and I've fed it to my kids but I'm scared too Babyfro! :)

Linda said...

I didn't know kefir could be made dairy free. I'll definitely look for the coconut milk version. I've made milk kefir before with a starter. I guess it would work with coconut milk too. I should try it.

thewholegang said...

I love their coconut milk products. I'm really excited to see a Kefir. Yeah. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Amy Green said...

I always love a good smoothie. I have to giggle at all of our food questions...it's a hoot to scroll through and watch everyone think about what they can and can't eat. It's a great change from being the odd one out! I'm not sure I could drink Kefir either. :)

Brenna Kater, the Oceanskater said...

I was at Whole Foods last week, and they did not have this yet. Wghere did you find it?

Brian said...

I've never heard of kefir before. I had to Google it to see what it was. It's sounds interesting. I'm always willing to try something new. Thanks

Vegiegail said...

Hi Brenna! The kefir is brand new. I'll bet if you check with your Whole Foods store now, they may have it. If not, ask the dairy buyer at the store when they're getting it. I've been hearing that it's doing so well, the distributor is running out of stock!

Brenna Kater, the Oceanskater said...

Yeah, I think I was there last Thursday; the closest WF is about 30 minutes away (but they're building one closer). It took them a while to get the soy-free Earth Balance margarine in, too. It's worth a trip to see if they have it, though!

Cooking With Dia said...

That looks so refreshing!

Helen said...

I was so excited when I found this kefir at the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham, WA! I bought the vanilla flavor, and it's really delicious!

Anonymous said...

Best smoothie ever...no joke. I used blueberries. So milky and sweet! I'm just trying vegan diet for max calcium absorption and the many other benefits, I would recommend this to anyone!

Natural Man said...

Sounds yummy, but adding a generous heaping of baby koala meat would enhance the texture.