Kefir Smoothie

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Simple Kefir Smoothie

12 oz. frozen juice concentrate, any flavor (we love this with simple orange juice!)
4 cups kefir or raw milk
up to 1/2 cup sweetener (rapadura, etc.) to taste. (We don't find any needed with most juices. OJ needs about 1/2 cup)
2 cups water
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups ice cubes

Add to blender and blend 30 seconds until smooth. When you use OJ, this tastes just like an Orange Julius!

4 comments:

Maureen said...

Hi(again) Frankie! Where do you get your raw milk? The only place I can find it is Watson's in Visalia and it's pretty pricey.

MommaofMany said...

I used to get it directly from Organic Pastures. It cost $5.50 a half gallon, and was delivered once a week. Sadly, that co-op is no longer functioning (long story).

I also make smoothies with plain yogurt, though it changes the flavor a bit.

Maureen said...

Organic Pastures is the brand we buy too, but I think it's more like $6.50 a half gallon at Watsons; as much as we drink, that dollar savings would sure be nice.

Did you find another co-op? I used to belong to one years ago and would love to join one again.

I typically use yogurt in our smoothies, tho lately I've been making yogurt from the raw milk anyway....which is why I need to find a cheaper source. Maybe I'll ask around the Farmers Market tomorrow, we found grass-fed beef last week!

MommaofMany said...

I belong to a local food co-op. I get several staples from it. The website is www.azurestandard.com. I don't think you can see prices without being a member, but you can see if they have items you would be interested in. They deliver once a month.

I also have a source of local honey, if you don't have one already. The prices are better than the farmer's market.

I saw the beef man last week, too. I have his brochure tucked away. The most I'd be able to get is the roasts and the bones for broth, but that's a great improvement over grocery meat. We get Costco's but it's still not grass fed.

We're going to have to get together, aren't we??