Fermented foods are not only beneficial for our health but are also great for a keto diet. If you follow a paleo friendly ketogenic diet plan and avoid all dairy, you can still enjoy the health benefits of probiotics and enzymes by making kefir from coconut milk.
Coconut milk kefir is a probiotic-rich non-dairy drink made by fermenting coconut milk and kefir starter cultures. Apart from coconut milk kefir, other sources of probiotics are sauerkraut, kimchi or raw full-fat yogurt if you follow a primal approach.
How about carbs in kefir and other fermented foods? Fermented foods are naturally low in carbs. This is a side effect of the fermentation process where bacteria feed on carbohydrates. As a result, the further the fermentation, the less carbs it will contain.
Tips & Substitutions
Nutrition facts are estimated - the amount of carbs depends on the level of fermentation.
Instead of kefir starter cultures, you can use 2 tablespoons of kefir grains or 2 capsules of your favourite probiotics. Make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions, e.g. some kefir grains need to be rehydrated before you use them for making kefir.
If you use canned coconut milk, use the whole can, not just the "creamed" part on top.
Serving size 1/2 cup/ 120 ml
Allergy information for How To Make Coconut Milk Kefir
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1/2 cup/ 120 ml)
Net carbs1.9 grams
Calories from carbs 3%, protein 4%, fat 93%
Total carbs1.9 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars0 gramsSaturated fat21.4 gramsSodium15 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium52 mg(13% RDA)Potassium122 mg(6% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 4 cups)
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