How to Make Camel Milk Kefir
What is Kefir?
Kefir is a yogurt-like drink. It has a tangy, tart taste and is packed with good bacteria and yeast. It contains more friendly probiotics than regular yogurt.
Kefir is made by adding kefir culture to a dairy milk and then letting the mixture ferment for about 24 hours.
Benefits of Kefir
According to Nourish at Web MD, “Historians believe kefir originated centuries ago in the Caucasus Mountains in Eastern Europe near present-day Turkey. The word kefir is derived from the Turkish word “keif,” which translates to “good feeling.”
“Kefir is often compared to Greek yogurt, and in some ways, the two products are similar. Like Greek yogurt, kefir has a slightly sour flavor and is created through a fermentation process. However, kefir has a thinner consistency than Greek yogurt drinks. Also, kefir and Greek yogurt contain different types of beneficial bacteria.
“It’s no surprise kefir is a popular beverage for supporting digestive health. The product contains around 30 unique species of probiotics “good bacteria” that are known to improve gut health and that may aid the body’s digestive processes.”
Important of Good Gut Health
The ‘gut microbiome’ is made up of the trillions of microorganisms and their genetic material that live in the intestinal tract. These microorganisms, mainly comprising bacteria, are involved in functions critical to health and wellbeing. These bacteria live in the digestive system, and they play a key role in digesting food and helping to absorb and synthesize nutrients. These microorganisms are involved in many other important processes that extend beyond the gut, including metabolism, body weight, immune system regulation, as well as brain function and mood.
The gut microbiome weighs about 2kg and is bigger than the average human brain.
Studies suggest having a diverse population of gut microbes is directly associated with better health. Read more here.
A healthy gut may help your child ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. A healthy gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and well-being.
How to Make Camel Milk Kefir
One of our customers makes kefir with Camelicious camel milk powder and was kind enough to send some pictures showing how she does it. Thank you, Linda!
Here’s how Linda makes her kefir:
- Mix one packet of Camelicious camel milk powder with each 6 oz of water in a saucepan. (Use more than one packet of camel milk powder if you want to make more kefir.)
- Using a whisk, blend the camel milk powder and water.
- Heat the camel milk to 92 degrees Fahrenheit (or around that.)
- Add kefir starter and combine.
- Pour the mixture into glass jars with a lid.
- Place the jars in a cool, dry place (such as a cupboard) and let the mixture ferment for 18-24 hours.
- Enjoy camel milk kefir!
NOTE: Children doing the Spectrum Care+ Protocol must consume the Camelicious camel milk powder and Spectrum Care+ powder in cool or room temperature water mixed together in a shaker cup (with metal ball) each day.
Camel milk kefir is not a substitue for the standard Spectrum Care+ Protocol. It is simply an additional food that can be incorporated into the diet of a child doing the Spectrum Care+ Protocol.