We start by pouring a couple of cups of thick milk kefir into the blender, add 1-2 Tbsp's of coconut oil (you need to start small and work up to this) and blend those together to work out the chunks the children tend to dislike. Next, we select from the frozen fruits we have available - maybe 2 + Cups, depending on the consistency you want- and grab about a Tbsp of bee pollen to enhance the nutrients and energy benefit. If we have someone visiting we may add a few drops of vanilla stevia or raw honey, because not everyone appreciates the tang of the kefir and a bit of sweetener can 'take the edge off'. Once you blend it all together, you have a family size pitcher of healthy, pro-biotic dense smoothie that tastes delicious, while helping your system!
When the children were younger I'd call out, "Who wants milk shake?" This would bring them quickly to the kitchen and they were eager to try today's flavor. Sure, we had some misses and it took time to wean them off the initial higher quantity of sweetener - but it's well worth it for every we consume.
If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Numbers 14:8
As a regular additive, I know of rabbit breeders that are using the water kefir grains as a 'treat' for their bunnies. This is a good use of their fast growing, plentiful grain supply!
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Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese? Job 10:10