Kefir Yogurt Recipe

Boost your inner ecosystem with the beneficial bacteria in this delicious yogurt to keep your immune system strong.

Serves:

2

Ingredients

  • Sterilised glass bowl or large jar
  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Square of muslin (cheesecloth)
  • Elastic band
  • Wooden spoon. (Avoid using metal, and store in a glass jar.)
  • 3 young coconuts, at room temperature
  • 2 dairy-free probiotic capsules or 1 tbsp dairy-free probiotic powder
  • Liquid stevia or stevia powder, to taste
  • Fresh berries, to serve (optional)

Method

1. Open the coconuts and strain the coconut water into a bowl. Set aside.

2. Scrape out the coconut flesh, trying not to include any husk, and place in a blender. Add the coconut water and blend until creamy – it should have the consistency of yogurt.

3. Pour the mixture into a glass bowl and add the contents of the probiotic capsules or the probiotic powder.

4. Cover the bowl with muslin (cheesecloth), securing it with the elastic band, and put in a cool, dry, dark place for 1–2 days.

5. When ready, it should taste fairly sharp without a hint of sweetness. Add stevia to taste, then refrigerate and enjoy over the next 7 days. Serve with fresh berries, if using.

Recipe extracted from Heal Your Gut by Lee Holmes (Murdoch Books, £14.99). Photographer: Cath Muscat

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