Allergies · Family · Gluten and sugar free · Weaning

The bacteria I’m growing in the cupboard 

To try a fix Monkey’s gut I am growing Kefir in my cupboard, wrapped in a tea towel, nice and warm next to the oven. 
“Kefir is a unique, living food, containing live enzymes, yeasts and many, many strains of probiotic bacteria that benefit the digestive tract. Kefir is naturally probiotic, it is rich in antioxidants, antibodies and metabolites and essential vitamins and minerals. The transformation of milk into kefir makes it superior to regular whole milk, because it is much easier for the body to digest and absorb its rich nutrient contents although all the goodness of the milk remains.”
It is one of the easiest things to grow, every 48 plus hours I take it out of my cupboard. Sterilise a new jam jar, take the Kefir grains out of the old jar with a plastic spoon, rinse them if needed and put in the new jar. Add whole milk up to an inch from the top, wrap in a tea towel and back in the cupboard.

It tastes a bit sour but I have grown to love it. I usually give it to Monkey in yogurt, milkshakes or on a spoon, he likes it sometimes but isn’t too keen on it by itself. 

We all feel the benefits of this new healthy life style, and I can see this being here to stay! 


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