8 Ways to Use Kefir Every Day

We like to think that our kefir is the ultimate secret ingredient every cook needs in his or her kitchen. Not only is kefir delicious on its own, it is also an incredibly versatile and useful ingredient in many of our favorite dishes and recipes.

Kefir’s acidic nature makes it an excellent marinade for your favorite cuts of meat, and adds a tangy zip (and a probiotic punch!) to your favorite dips, spreads, and dressings. To make your favorite cakes and muffins extra moist and tender, swap the milk for kefir. Add a splash of kefir to your mashed potatoes and sit back as the compliments start rolling in.

8 ways to use kefir


Check out some of our favorite ways to use kefir below. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your next favorite recipe!

Eat More Kefir, Love Your Guts

1. Magic Matcha Vanilla Kefir Smoothie

Antioxidant-rich matcha green tea supercharges our probiotic-packed kefir for a morning blend that will keep you alert and energized for hours. Grab the recipe.

2. Vanilla Fig Kefir Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is having a moment and our kefir makes it even better. Prep a big batch of this on Sunday for a deliciously indulgent (yet super healthy) breakfast all week long. Get the recipe.

3. Fluffy Blender Freezer Waffles

Another make-ahead favorite, kefir adds a punch of protein and keeps these waffles moist and tender. Pull them from the freezer and pop them in the toaster and they won’t get soggy! Get the recipe.

4. Lemon Kefir Marinated Chicken Skewers

Kefir works wonders to tenderize tough cuts of meat, and adds exceptional flavor. These chicken skewers are perfect for grilling season, but they’re also great in the oven during colder months. Get the recipe here.

5. Luscious Kefir Green Goddess Dressing

One of our most popular recipes (seriously, kefir + avocado, so good), this dressing is also one of our most versatile. Drizzle it over a salad, scoop it up with veggies, or toss it into warm pasta – you can’t go wrong! Get the recipe.

6. Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Kefir

When it’s too hot to cook and tomatoes are in season, this cold soup is the perfect light dinner. We recommend serving it with crusty bread and dining alfresco, because why not? Get the recipe.

7. Kefir Bananas Foster Crepes

Mardi Gras may only happen once a year, but we take any opportunity we can to dig into our part breakfast, bigger part dessert Bananas Foster crepes. Trust us — anything topped with Frozen Kefir is worth it. Get the recipe.

8. Pour a tall glass and just drink it!

Want a quick pick-me-up sans caffeine? Sip on kefir. Want a nutritious snack but you’re on the go? Sip on kefir. Want to start your day with protein, calcium and probiotics? Sip on kefir! Ok, so it’s not a formal recipe, but a glass of kefir is a recipe for a successful day in our books. And with so many options, why wouldn’t you give it a try? Find your flavor and unlock your health here.