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Gut Health Spotlight: Kefir!

What is kefir? It is a fermented, probiotic-rich dairy product like a drinkable yogurt. Its thick and tangy, with a taste similar to plain regular yogurt mixed with Greek yogurt. It is technically not yogurt, as it is fermented using a different method. With 1 cup containing 11 grams of protein, 30% of a day's worth of calcium, and billions of probiotics, kefir can be a great thing to have in the fridge. You can find it in the yogurt aisle, and Lifeway seems to be the most popular brand. We recommend the plain version and then sweetening with your own fruit to save on added sugar + boost with fiber and antioxidants. Kefir is low lactose and has many uses!

You can:

  • Blend into smoothies

  • Make a bowl or "deconstructed" smoothie like the photo above (thawed frozen peaches, a dollop of greek yogurt and ~2/3 cup PB protein granola from Trader Joe's)

  • Use it in place of milk when having cereal or oatmeal

  • Use it in place of buttermilk in baking and in salad dressings


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