Kefir: What is it?

by - Monday, October 21, 2019



Kefir. Don't stay away from this one because you don't know what it is. It's a lot like yogurt- it is a tangy cultured milk that is high in protein, calcium, vitamin D, as well as many other added benefits. Meaning it's actually good for you! This probiotic drink is a great substitute to your standard non-dairy milks or yogurt based ingredients. If you are vegan, Lifeway also has plant based probiotic drinks that are perfect dairy free options. My husband actually decided to try all of them and voted his favorite is the Plantiful Probiotic drink in the tropical fruit flavor. This one can be enjoyed on its own or added to any of your favorite smoothie recipes. Lifeway Kefir products available for purchase at Sprouts Farmers Market, Walmart Supercenter, and Safeway. RUN don't walk!
Ingredients:
  •  Colorful Carrots
  • 1 Cup  Lifeway Organic Kefir
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 1 Tsp of Chipotle Powder
  • 1 Tsp of Paprika
  • 1/2 Shallots, sliced thin
  • Handful Pepitas
  • Garlic Head
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Handful of Parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Take garlic head and peel off outer layer. Cut the top part in half. Coat garlic in olive oil and top with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum and heat in the oven for 45 minutes. 
  3. Take carrots and coat with oil and salt and pepper. Cook until desired softness. Usually about 30-45 minutes. 
  4. Take garlic once its cooled off and push out garlic cloves. Mix and mash garlic to where it becomes a paste.
  5. Mix Lifeway Organic Kefir, lime juice, shallots, seasoning, and garlic paste. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Once carrots are done, take the kefir mixture and pour on top of carrots. 
  7. Top with pepitas and parsley.
  8. Enjoy!



xx
Luna

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