Health

The Big Chill: We Try Frozen Kefir

| by Fit Bottomed Girls

I’ll be honest. Up until a week ago I knew kefir was a health food (read: something Whole Foods loves to stock), but I wasn’t exactly sure why it was great for the ol’ bod. And thanks to Google, within minutes I was primed on why kefir is a superfood. (Seriously, how did we live before the interwebs?) Here’s the gist.

What is Kefir and Why Is It Awesome?

  • Good source of protein
  • Good source of calcium
  • Kefir means “good feeling” in Turkish (The Turkish know what’s up, right?)
  • It’s been around for 2,000 years (Gotta give it to our ancestors!)
  • It’s like yogurt, but 99 percent lactose-free for those of you who have to dodge the dairy
  • It’s a good source of probiotics

See? Super-duper goodness. Because most of the kefir products are in a drink/smoothie-like form—and ya’ll know how we’d rather eat than drink our calories—I’d never really considered having it regularly.

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That is until I learned that it comes in ice-cream flavor.

God bless the Lifeway people, they sent me a pint of Strawberry Frozen Kefir, and I instantly became a kefir devotee. Both tart and a little tangy, it tasted like real strawberries with cream, and with just 90 calories, one gram of fat and four grams of protein in half of a cup, let’s just say that the pint didn’t last long at FBG HQ. For about $5 a pint, it’s not the cheapest ice cream I’ve ever bought, but it’s certainly the healthiest.

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Move over fro-yo and make room for fro-ke! (Okay that doesn’t have the same ring to it, but it’s just as tasty!) Have you tried kefir? What did you think of it? —Jenn