Seed Milk Kefir is fermented seed milk that is full of natural probiotics which support our healthy gut bacteria. Kefir can help boost our immune system to fight infection, disease and support the health of our brain and mood ~ often referred to as the gut-brain connection.
Seeds are affordable, sustainable and very effective food as medicine that can help balance women’s hormones, aid digestion and elimination, helping our bodies to detoxify. They have lots of essential vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats necessary for immune support, heart, gut and brain health.
Making your seed milk kefir is a healthy, straightforward sustainable approach to food as medicine, dairy-free or plant-based living. By blending the seeds, you can balance out the more robust flavours and mix up the nutritional properties and maximise on your budget.
Digestion is an important part of our nutrient absorption & natural detoxification. Recipes have ingredients that support the digestive system.
Eating foods rich in certain vitamins minerals & phytonutrients can help balance our bodies hormones and endocrine system which affect our adrenal, thyroid, reproductive health.
Hormonal imbalances may cause a wide variety of different symptoms from fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, food cravings, skin + hair + nail health, muscle weakness or pain, inflammation, dryness, infertility,
Foods that can help with balancing hormones;
Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
Seeds - flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower,
Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
Medicinal Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Maca, Triphala, Licorice, Adaptogens
Omega 3's, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B's & D, Digestive enzymes, bitters,
Probiotic and prebiotic foods
Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products
Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.
A Probiotic is a beneficial bacteria that is found in certain food sources, eating these foods help support our gut, immune system and brain functions. There are many different probiotic bacteria the common groups of organisms we know as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
Brain Healthy recipes have ingredients that support healthy brain and tissue repair, growth and development, cognitive function and memory
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Making MIXED Seed Milk Kefir
RINSE AND SOAK seeds together in 2 cups water 8hrs to overnight.
DRAIN AND RINSE add to blender with 4 cups filtered water + prebiotic fibre + add flavour if using
BLEND in a high-speed blender until milky and smooth.
STRAIN through a nut bag if you don’t like the texture. Reserve seed pulp to make Cookies
ADD milk kefir culture grains + seed milk to a 3-4 cup clean mason jar
COVER with fermentation lid or breathable lid.
REST at room temp for 12 – 48 hours, depending on how much sour + funk taste you like.
STRAIN OFF KEFIR and store in a clean jar in the fridge once fermented to your taste.
REPEAT = put strained kefir culture grains in a clean glass jar + add fresh plant milk and continue fermenting OR rest them in the fridge in plant milk short term or dairy milk long term
**Prebiotic fibre: green banana flour, cassava flour, acacia fibre powder, tapioca fibre (not starch), chicory root powder, Jerusalem artichoke powder, mesquite powder, baobab powder Prebiotic fibre passes through the small intestine and into the colon where it feeds our beneficial bacteria and helps colonise our gut. The prebiotic fibre helps with plant milk fermentation.
*Budget Considerations Approx Cost 4cups | 32oz | 1litre milk = $1.90 = 1cup seed mix + 4cups water.
Organic raw sunflower seed 1/2cup = $0.85 + pumpkin seeds 1/4cup = $0.65 + flaxseed ¼ cup = $0.40.
You are not paying for packaging, thickeners & fillers and you are in charge of your seed source.
SWAP & SUBSTITUTE seeds and change up ratios for your favourites or what you have on hand.