Sources for kefir grains
Photo tutorial about kefir
Kefir smoothies are a tasty and healthy food that my children and I love!!
Once you have a few kefir grains, you're set. You can make batch after batch of delicious probiotic kefir for just the cost of milk. The grains are actually alive and will grow as you use them, producing more and more grains for you to use or give away (or sell). :)
Numerous people have written to me asking where and how they can obtain some kefir grains. (And yes, you want grains, not starter, which many stores will sell. Grains can be used forever; "starter" can be used a handful of times and then you have to buy more!)
I get many requests for kefir grains, and had been directing you to a friend who sold live milk kefir grains. Unfortunately, she is no longer selling kefir grains. I decided to try to find another reputable source for kefir grains (NOT "starter") and just signed up as an affiliate with Cultures for Health.
Cultures for Health sells dried milk kefir grains, which they culture and dehydrate themselves. The grains are shipped in organic milk powder and will rehydrate within 5-7 days and then will continue to grow and make kefir.
While I think the ideal source of kefir grains is live, fresh grains (preferably given as a gift from a friend!), Cultures for Health is a good company and I feel confident directing you to them. I wish kefir grains weren't so expensive to get started -- but remember, once you have them they will grow, and you can bless your friends and family by giving away your extras. :)
I see some folks have kefir grains for sale on Etsy.com. I'm also opening the comments on this post for any of you who are looking for kefir grains or who are willing to share/sell yours with others. Leave your contact info (email address, blog address, whatever) if you're interested.
Strawberry Banana Kefir Smoothies... our all-time favorite! :)
Fluffy Kefir Pancakes... a great way to use up extra kefir! :)