I’m having a bit of a love affair with kefir these days.
I’m not going to lie – the first time I tried kefir several years ago, it was definitely not love at first bite. It was way too tangy for my liking. But now that my taste buds have adapted to plain Greek yogurt, I found that I really enjoyed kefir when I recently gave it another try.
For those of you who are currently thinking “ke-what?!”, let me back track for a second. Kefir is a fermented milk product that is similar to yogurt, however it’s thinner, slightly fizzy (although there are non-fizzy varieties too), and actually contains even more live cultures than yogurt. The brand I buy has 37 billion good-for-you bacteria in just 100 ml! And like other dairy products, kefir is a good source of protein, B vitamins, and calcium.
I’ve been experimenting with kefir for the past several weeks, and this kefir breakfast bowl is hands down my favourite way to eat it. It’s just like overnight oatmeal, but there is no overnight wait required – this breakfast is ready in seconds!
- ⅓ cup quick cooking oats
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅔ cup plain 2% kefir
- 1 banana, sliced
- Toppings: berries, sliced banana, coconut flakes, granola, hemp seeds, goji berries, nut or seed butter, or any other desired toppings
- Mix together the rolled oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Pour the kefir over top and stir. It will be quite thick already, and it will continue to get thicker as you let it sit. Feel free to add more/less kefir to your liking.
- Then stir in the banana and add your desired toppings.
Have you ever tried kefir?