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Rose, Cardamom, and Hibiscus Kefir

Serves 2.


    This blushing beverage is even easier to pull off than a smoothie, and just as pretty. The creamy base is made with kefir, a probiotic-packed beverage that takes on flavours strong and subtle, such as the rose, cardamom, and hibiscus here.


    Sleep-in option

    Keep pink kefir mixture in its jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to serve, shake well, strain into glasses, and garnish with rose petals, if using.


    Rose, Cardamom, and Hibiscus Kefir


    • 2 cups (500 mL) plain dairy kefir or thin plain yogurt (not Greek)
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) rose water
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) hibiscus tea or beet powder
    • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cardamom
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) edible dried rose petals (optional)


    Per serving:

    • calories216
    • protein13g
    • fat4g
      • saturated fat3g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates32g
      • sugars29g
      • fibre1g
    • sodium174mg



    Add all ingredients except rose petals to large jar, seal, and shake until combined. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, until hibiscus has infused its colour into kefir and mixture is well chilled. To serve, shake well and strain into glasses. Garnish with rose petals, if using, and serve chilled.


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