Guys. I have a new breakfast obsession.
I discovered Kefir recently right before a big winter storm was supposed to hit us. I went to the grocery store to stock up on essentials in case we wouldn't be able to get out of the house for a few days, and apparently everyone else had the same idea. The store shelves were literally empty. I'm talking a big, chain grocery store, yet they were completely out of milk AND yogurt (a winter storm for Portlanders is akin to an apocalyptic event). I need dairy in the morning to survive, so I just grabbed a bottle of Kefir since it was close to where the milk used to be. Best. Decision. Ever.
Kefir isn't called "the champagne of dairy" for nothing. It has a fizzy nature and is just the right amount of tart and smooth. It's basically like drinkable yogurt, but better. Its a much more powerful probiotic than yogurt, its high in protein, calcium and vitamin D, it has anti-cancer properties, anti-microbial properties, AND it's 99% lactose-free. I've been making smoothies every morning for Avery and I using Kefir and she loves it too. We have a system where she gets to pick our smoothie color for the day, and I get to load us up on vitamins/nutrients etc. For example...
Green smoothie = Kefir + spinach + banana + almond butter.
Pink smoothie = Kefir + strawberries + banana + chia seeds.
Purple smoothie = Kefir + frozen blueberries + banana.
White smoothie = Kefir + banana + flax.
I promise this post isn't a promotion or plug for Kefir in any way. Its just that awesome that I felt I had to share. I always buy the plain variety because it's lower in sugar and I can dress it up however I want, but the blueberry flavor has been calling my name and I'm sure it will end up in my fridge in the near future.
I’m Betty and I live in the beautiful pacific northwest. I'm a mommy. Vegetarian. Wife to a meatatarian. Pediatric physical therapist. Outdoor enthusiast. Enjoyer of fitness/healthy living. Even bigger enjoyer wine and chocolate lava cake. And hoping to find some balance between it all.