Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cinnamon Banana Kefir Ice Cream (Product Review)

Note: Thanks to Lifeway for sending me a coupon to sample their Lifeway Lowfat Plain Kefir to sample. Before trying this, I had never had kefir before in my life. It's thicker than milk but not as thick as yogurt. It's very tangy, too. I wouldn't drink it plain, but it goes awesome as an an "ice cream" (see below). Plus, it's high in protein and contains probiotics.

Website Description: With its 10 exclusive live and active probiotic cultures, the good-for-you bacteria, Lifeway Kefir is a creamy and delicious yogurt-like smoothie the whole family will enjoy. Not only does it keep digestive and immune systems intact, it also helps prevent common side effects from taking antibiotics, helps with lactose intolerance and weight loss. Plus, it's an excellent source of calcium, protein and fiber. So enjoy Lifeway Kefir...any time of day.

LOWFAT PLAIN KEFIRCreamy, Probiotic, Yogurt-likeSmoothie

INGREDIENTS: Cultured Pasteurized Lowfat Milk, Nonfat Milk, Inulin (a natural dietary fiber), Vit A Palmitate, Vit D3

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
SERVING SIZE 1 CUP (240mL)
Calories: 110
Total Fat: 2 grams
Total Carb: 12 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sugars: 8 grams
Protein: 11 grams

Ingredients:
- 1 cup Lifeway Low Fat Kefir
- banana
- tons of ice cubes
- cinnamon
- purevia

Directions: Blend all ingredients and freeze overnight.