I don’t know about you but we have succumbed to a plethora of bugs over the Winter period. It made me think I need to add a bit more goodness to our diet and I introduced Kefir.
Kefir is a cultured milk which has the consistency of a thin yogurt and the taste of a strong natural yogurt. It can help with digestion, your immune system and metabolism as well as helping maintain energy levels (you can read more about these benefits on the Biotiful website here).
I had heard the Biotiful brand was good from a nutritionist so have been using their natural Kefir in smoothies (I add about 125ml with some coconut water and he Pack’d frozen smoothie kits (available here) when I am short of time in the mornings). I was then contacted by Biotiful and asked if I wanted to try more of their range – and it was a yes!
I hadn’t realised that Biotiful do more than just the natural Kefir and the package arrived with variety of flavours from Cherry to Cocoa and also some kids’ handy pouches for on the go. All have been delicious and it has encouraged me to use it in more than just the odd smoothie.
One recipe being for pancakes which I thought I’d share as they have been a hit with everyone.
- 100g spelt flour (you can use plain flour)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg, beaten
- 250ml kefir
- 1 tbsp
- runny honey
- Add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt to a bowl. Mix to combine and make a well in the centre.
- In a separate bowl combine the egg, vanilla extract, kefir and honey.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry and gradually combine with a whisk to make a batter.
- Rest the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Add some oil (I used rapeseed) to a non-stick pan on a medium heat. Add a ladle of batter to the pan and let it cook until you see little bubbles on the surface…then flip and cook for a couple more minutes.
- Serve with fruit…I heat frozen berries in a pan for a few minutes and add with a drizzle of honey, or simply serve with chopped fruit.
Another recipe I have tried (you may not actually class it as a recipe as it ws so simple!) is to add 125ml of Cherry Biotiful Kefir to 2 cups of oats and leave in the fridge overnight. I then added a splash of apple juice and some blueberries for a quick breakfast – delish!
I was sent the Biotiful kefir products as a gift but with no obligation to write this post…I just wanted to share!