Probiotic Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Kefir
High Speed Blender
10 dates, pitted
1 Tbsn Cacao powder, or cocoa
1/4 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup warm water
1 Cup Almond Milk Kefir
Coconut Syrup, sugar or stevia to taste
Combine dates, vanilla, cacao and warm water in a blender on high speed until a paste is formed
Add almond milk kefir and blend for a further 10 seconds.
Taste and add sweetener if desired
Serve in a glass, or freeze in ice cube trays and re-blend for a frozen treat.
*This is also delicious with coconut milk or coconut cream kefir.
To Make Almond Milk
In a high speed blender mix 1 cup of almonds with 2 cups of water. Blend on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer, muslin cloth or a nut milk bag to remove the skin and pulp from the milk. Chill in the fridge and consume within 3 days.
To Make Almond Milk Kefir
Follow instructions for animal milk kefir substituting the milk for almond milk or nut milk of choice. The kefir will not feed off the almond milk however they will still inoculate the milk and sour it slightly over night. You will need to return the milk kefir grains to animal milk every second batch so that they can feed. Please note sometimes it takes a little time to get the grains used to this procedure. If your grains seem unhappy start by mixing almond milk with cow milk (to ferment) to get them used to the change.