What Is Kefir?

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What Is Kefir?

Kefir comes to us from the Middle East and was traditionally made with camel’s milk.

Today it’s commercially made using cow’s milk.

It’s fermented and has a tangy, yogurt-like taste and a texture that’s both smooth and slightly fizzy.

Kefir is sold in low-fat and fat-free varieties in cartons or bottles and should be kept refrigerated.

Recipe of the Day:  Very Berry Smoothie

You can mix and match your favorite berries in this smoothie to create a number of different flavors and textures.

If fresh berries aren’t available, use frozen berries – just eliminate the added ice.

Makes 2 (1-cup) servings

1 cup low-fat plain kefir

1/2 cup blackberries

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of ground cloves

6 ice cubes

*Use as many organic ingredients as possible.

Combine the kefir, berries, vanilla extract, cloves, and ice in a blender and puree until smooth.

Serve immediately.

Per serving:  90 calories, 2 g total fat (1 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 15 g total carbohydrates (11 g sugars), 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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