Kefir Parfait (or Yogurt Parfait) – Rich with Enzymes and Probiotics!

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kefir-parfait

We view this treat like a salad, and eat it before or after many meals. It is loaded with digestive enzymes and probiotics!

Start with a bowl of raw, plain kefir or yogurt, then top* as you desire with any or all of the following:

  • pureed raw fruit or chopped raw fruit
  • soaked and dehydrated rolled oats
  • soaked and dehydrated chopped nuts and seeds – start with raw nuts
  • sprouted and dehydrated (hulled) buckwheat groats
  • raisins, date pieces, pieces of dried fig, or other dried fruit (unsulphured)
  • drizzle of raw honey
  • sprinkle of cinnamon and/or nutmeg
  • sprinkle of unsweetened coconut

Yumm! Serve and enjoy!

*All toppings should be raw (not heated above 115 or 118 degrees F), especially the dairy, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and honey – if you want the digestive enzymes intact. The cultured dairy, germinated (soaked) nuts, germinated (soaked) seeds, sprouted buckwheat, honey, and dates are all excellent sources of digestive enzymes. The cultured dairy is an excellent source of probiotics, with the kefir having around 10 times more active cultures than yogurt.

What else would you add? Also check out these 7 Yummy Ways to Eat Kefir!

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m a huge fan of raw buckwheat groats, soaked and dehydrated! In fact, what you described is pretty much my daily breakfast. I go back and forth with yogurt/kefir…sometimes I can’t get enough and sometimes I use banana milk instead :-)
    .-= Michelle @ Find Your Balance´s last blog post… Want a chip? Have a whole bowl. =-.

  2. says

    Thanks for posting this great idea! I used to have musli with either súrmjólk (similar to buttermilk) or kefir for breakfast every day. Now that I am off oats, my homemade musli is not an option (although I found some spelt musli when I was in Iceland, I want to get some spelt flakes so I can make my own). This is a similar concept.

    By the way, my kefir has become so excellent, it has gotten acclimated just fine and sometimes I just drink it with toast for breakfast. Thanks again for sending me the grains! :)
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog post… Turkey Vegetable Soup =-.

  3. says

    Michelle – What a good breakfast! I eat this for breakfast, too, sometimes. It makes a meal for me, but my family usually wants more than this. :)

    Rebecca – I’m glad to hear the grains are working so well for you. Kefir is such an amazingly beneficial, and fabulously simple food to keep going. It has changed our kitchen! I have never seen spelt flakes available – where would you get them?

    Sarah – Oh, yumm! I especially love pureed fruits or a fruit relish in my kefir. Around Thanksgiving, when I made my mom’s relish (cranberries, oranges and apples) we ate it in our kefir quite a bit.

  4. says

    We had a friend over for lunch today and I made this for dessert. She was impressed and couldn’t believe how good it tasted! It really hit the spot today, too. My granola wasn’t raw…I don’t have a dehydrator yet unfortunately! But it was amazing yummy!

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