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Coconut and probiotics

Answered on August 09, 2016
Created May 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM

If I use coconut oil, coconut milk/cream mixed in a smoothie with kefir, does the anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties negate or kill the probiotics in the kefir? Should I take these seperately? My kids and wife like smoothies, but my wife would probably not drink kefir on its own. Putting it in a smoothie would be an easy way to incorporate into theirs and my daily routine, (albeit a sneaky way).

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on May 18, 2012
at 07:25 PM

That's great so I can use coconut milk in my smoothies after all. I wonder though if I were to add straight coconut oil if it would do any damage. I won't sweat it though. Thanks

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at 01:18 PM

Honey too, darn it. My whole point with kefir and the smoothies was to help my wife and kids fix their guts so they may lessen their allergy symptoms. I was going to use raw local honey to help with that too.

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on May 18, 2012
at 10:33 AM

I guess garlic might pose the same concern

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on May 18, 2012
at 09:01 AM

I don't think anyone knows. I put raw honey in my kefir for example, which also has anti-microbial properties. No one knows for sure what happens next.

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on May 17, 2012
at 08:54 PM

seriously seems like a tough one to answer though

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on May 17, 2012
at 05:55 PM

seriously good question.

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on May 17, 2012
at 05:34 PM

I've been wondering this myself!

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on May 17, 2012
at 05:33 PM

I've been wondering this myself!!!

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on May 18, 2012
at 03:24 PM

There are lots of recipes for coconut milk kefir, including this one at Mark's Daily Apple. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/homemade-coconut-milk-kefir/#axzz1vEczNRTa

Since you can actually make kefir using coconut milk, I'm guessing just mixing milk kefir with coconut kefir is no problem!

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on May 18, 2012
at 07:25 PM

That's great so I can use coconut milk in my smoothies after all. I wonder though if I were to add straight coconut oil if it would do any damage. I won't sweat it though. Thanks

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on August 09, 2016
at 07:48 AM

Yes you can. There have been studies on if the kefir stays alive after being frozen and it does :) The good benefits of kefir still work in smoothies. 

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on May 18, 2012
at 03:49 AM

Well since it's been awhile since i've asked this question and no one seems to be able to answer it, I have decided I will just not add any coconut oil/milk/cream to my smoothies until I can get a definative answer.

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on May 18, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Honey too, darn it. My whole point with kefir and the smoothies was to help my wife and kids fix their guts so they may lessen their allergy symptoms. I was going to use raw local honey to help with that too.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on May 18, 2012
at 09:01 AM

I don't think anyone knows. I put raw honey in my kefir for example, which also has anti-microbial properties. No one knows for sure what happens next.

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