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How To Use Kefir in the Kitchen (Video and Recipe!)

A video (and recipe!) that explains what kefir is, why it’s so good for you and how to use kefir in the kitchen.

Hey guys!

Welp, the two weeks of travel finally caught up to me. After Nashville, I was home in Boston for 24 hours before leaving again – this time to Buffalo, NY for wedding planning and engagement pictures! Check out my Instagram for a sneak peak from the shoot! It was a fun but busy weekend and by the end of the weekend, I started to feel the first signs of a cold coming on. Luckily, it was still under decent control for the engagement pics (at least I could breathe out of my nose) but after the plane ride back to Boston on Tuesday morning, it was all downhill from there. My ears and nose have been plugged ever since. So I’m trying to take it as easy as I can this week. Drinking all the fluids. Eating all the soup. And loading up on my vitamins….and my probiotics.

Speaking of which…today’s video and recipe is all about a probiotic packed food – kefir! I wrote an article a while back for about kefir and thought I’d create a video to tell you what kefir is exactly, why it’s so good for you, and how you can use it in the kitchen.

Plus, I created a special recipe for this video which you can check out below too!


Berry Kale Kefir Smoothie

  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup packed chopped kale (stems removed)
  • 1 1/2 cups plain kefir


  1. Blend until smooth and creamy.

I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.


  1. My girls are loving kefir these days and it makes me so happy!

  2. I’m a believer in kefir! I’ve been using it in smoothies but was struggling with other ways to enjoy it. I love the salad dressing idea!

  3. Great videos! People sometimes forget about it in the grocery store. Great to see it in a smoothie!

  4. Sara- The Organic Dietitian

    I have been dying to make my own kefir as I am a fan of probiotic foods! This looks like the perfect recipe to add in those good bacteria.

  5. Yay for wedding planning- we took our engagement pics 2 years ago on the same October weekend- perfect foliage and weather 🙂 I used to be obsessed with Kefir- but now I drink more kombucha so this video reminds me to give kefir a little more love!

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