Lifeway Kefir generously sent me some coupons so my family and I could try their whole line of products. Being from Germany, I have always liked Kefir but recently my kids have discovered it for themselves. They were so excited when I showed them all the varieties there are:
I brought Frozen Probugs, all varieties of ProBugs, Greek Style Kefir and their frozen Kefir home from the store to try. You can find their whole line of products HERE.
What is Kefir you ask?
Kefir is a cultured, enzyme rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your “inner ecosystem.” More nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins. It also is 99% Lactose free and easily digestable. (source kefir.net) Lifeway Kefir also is only made with milk from grass fed cows that’s free of rBGH (Bovine Growth Hormones) and antibiotics!
I was surprised how refreshing and creamy the frozen Kefir tasted and I loved that it is both gluten and 99% lactose free. It is also all natural - so no artificial color or flavors - which is always important to me since one of my kids has an intolerance to all artificial color and flavors. We really enjoyed the frozen Kefir and I highly recommend trying it. It is slightly tart and very refreshing tasting and would be a great snack with fresh fruit! Oh, and did I mention it has only 90 calories/serving and 4g of Protein :) ?
I am glad I also decided to pick up the Greek Style Kefir since one of my sons is not a Kefir fan. However, the Greek Style Kefir is thicker and sweeter and tastes more like drinkable yogurt which appeal to him much more (after trying this kind of Kefir he started trying more varieties and loves the Probugs Kefir now, too!) This is a great way to start introducing Kefir to your family if they already love drinkable yogurt!
Yum, the ProBugs Frozen Kefir was my kids' favorite hands down. It has become a staple in our house for after school snack since they are only 3 oz (perfect snack size), 70 calories and that with a wonderful 4g of protein. Even on rainy and dreary fall days this is the go to snack at our house. Plus, there is a flavor for everyone: Orange Creamy Crawler for those of us who love the orange and cream flavor, Strawnana Split for the classic banana/strawberry fans and GooBerryPie for the BerryLovers in our family. A Must Try!
ProBugs Kefir is also a close second favorite and we pack it nearly daily for snack at school. With 100 calories (the same calories as a 100 calorie snack bag or a cereal bar) it provides 7g of Protein and is a great source of calcium - the ideal mess-free snack at school, the car or really anyway you are on-the-go due to it's easy-to-grip shape and patented no-spill spout!
We love all the flavors: Strawnana Split, Goo Berry Pie, Orange Creamy Crawlers and Sublime Slime Lime and my kids love the little monsters on the package which makes them even cool enough for my 10 year old to take to school and gives me the peace of mind that they had a healthy snack at school!
And if you are still not sure if Kefir has enough benefits to try it:
According to the Nationa Kefir Association, "Probiotic-containing foods like Kefir are essential during cold and flu season for preventing offending molecules from entering the bloodstream and creating reactions that can cause symptoms of ill health. South Africa-based Ingrid van Heerden, D.Sc, "DietDoc" for www.health24.com, says that probiotic containing foods like Kefir are important for maintaining
a strong natural defense system because they stimulate the production of immunoglobulin in the
intestines, which improves the body's immune response."
Ready to try some Kefir for yourself? Lifeway Kefir has offered to send you the same coupon pack they sent me so you have a chance to try their complete line of products!
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Lifeway Kefir provided me with coupons for free products. All opinions are my own.