Chocolate-Flavored Kombucha

This drink is uniquely awesome, and rich with antioxidant flavonoids that are good for your cardiovascular health.

4 cups of plain kombucha (or our Pure Bliss)

3 heaping tablespoons best quality raw cocoa nibs (almost 1/2 cup)

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp red hot pepper flakes

put everything in a glass container (mason jar) and tightly cap it

let it sit for 24-48 hours

strain and repeat if you desire (you can use leftover cocoa nibs once more, adding cinnamon and red pepper flakes and let sit longer to extract cocoa flavor)


Souffle-Like Kefir Pancakes

Souffle Kefir Pancakes

these babies are thick, fluffy, and full of goodness. make them for brunch or whenever you want to pamper or impress that special someone.

makes about 12 4 inch pancakes

mix well in a medium bowl
1 c milk kefir
1 yolk
1 tb melted butter or good oil
1 c flour (wheat, einkorn, white flour, half-almond half-flour anything your heart desires)
a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla

in another bowl:
whisk until soft-peak, 2 egg whites

mix the batter and peak whites gently as so not deflate the whites.

drop gently a spoonful of batter to the pan or griddle thinly-coated with butter on medium-high heat. let cook about 2-3 min per side. makes about 3-4 servings.
enjoy with powdered sugar (remember those at puncak pass hotel?), butter, maple syrup, or nutella, or sweetened kefir or yogurt.

your good choice of topping will just heighten the health benefits, but sometimes we can just indulge ourselves (ice cream anyone?) mom would love this for #mothersday #brunch
#probiotic #healthyeating #frugal #kefir