Quick + Healthy Snacks with Lifeway Kefir

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
I’ve always had a healthy lifestyle, I eat a balanced diet and get a little bit of exercise in here and there. But sometimes life can get so busy that we forget to eat, which is no good! Everyday life stressors also have an impact on our health as well, so it’s important to make sure that we atleast have some healthy snacks in our home.
And that’s where Kefir comes in- a smooth, tart and refreshing cousin of yogurt. I first heard of Kefir a year ago while researching for creamy dairy beverages that were lactose free since I am lactose intolerant. I was a bit hesitant to try kefir at first because the smell is a bit tart, but after the first gulp I was addicted, I was pouring it into everything.
Now it was time to let  Gabriel have a try. I just poured it into a glass and served it to him, I just said it was a smoothie and he drank it right up. When I told him that it was kefir, he was like “QUE es ESO?” y le dije “Kefir is related to yogurt, but it’s way better because it’s more than 90 % lactose free, so it wont hurt us.”
He was estatic since he is also lactose intolerant. Kefir is also great because it is rich in protein, Lifeway Kefir contains 7g of protein per 3/4 cup (175 mL) and contains 12 live and active Probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health.
That’s why when I saw that #CollectiveBias had this campaign with Lifeway Kefir I jumped at the chance to share my experience with you guys.
We had only tried the “Original” Kefir  flavour before, so this time around we picked up a bottle of Peach and Strawberry flavour from Safeway, in the dairy aisle. In our local safeway, the Lifeway Kefir can be found in aisle 7, with the eggs, yogurt, cheese, spices, cake mixes and jelly powders.lifewaykefirasile7safewaybroadwaycommercialcollectivebias
Kefir is indeed a great alternative for milk! It’s just as good or even better than milk because of all the health benefits and it can be enjoyed in a varierty of ways. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the “overnight oats” for breakfast! Super easy breakfast, especially for new moms like me, who can’t seem to get enough time to cook a good hearty breakfast, let alone have a hot cup of coffee.
Like I mentioned before, this is currently my go-to breakfast. It take less than 5 minutes to prepare and is ready to eat in the morning for breakfast. I usually make 5 at a time. Follow the easy steps below to make your own overnight oats using Lifeway Kefir.
  1. Grab a mason jar
  2. First place oats in the jar, as much as you want
  3. Add fresh fruit
  4. Top up with Lifeway Kefir
  5. Add seeds
  6. Close with lid and shake
  7. Store in fridge.
Here are some more of my favorite ways of drinking/eating kefir:
Alone: Simply pour into cup and serve with a straw.
Smoothie: With the strawberry and peach flavour , I just pour into blender and add ice. For the “Original” flavour I like to add fruit or seeds.
Over Fruit: Cut up some fresh fruit, place in bowl and pour kefir on top.
With Cereal/Granola: Pour kefir over cereal/granola
Freeze as Popsicles: Pour kefir into popsicle container and freeze over night.
Instead of milk/water for pancakes.
As a substitute for milk in baking
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  • Reply Adriana Martin

    Lifeway the best me encanta este producto riquisimo tambien!

    September 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply coolchillmom

    what a great idea! thanks for sharing

    September 16, 2014 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Cyn

    Wow! I love all these great ideas for using Lifeway Kefir. I had been hesitant to try it too but you’ve convinced me. #client

    September 16, 2014 at 6:47 am
  • Reply Natalia

    Se ve delicioso! Me encanta tener este tipo de bebidas en casa cuando me dan antojos de algo dulce.

    September 16, 2014 at 8:38 am
  • Reply Adriana Hogar Mujer

    Me encanta el LifeWay Kefir, lo voy a preparar con avena gracias!

    September 16, 2014 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Desirée

    Ese smoothie se ve delicioso! Si pudiera conseguir acá una bebida de kéfir parecida, lo probaría seguro!

    September 16, 2014 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá

    I always have Lifeway kefir at home! We love it!

    September 16, 2014 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Alejandra Ramirez

    Great Snack! I’m now doing some healthy changes and this is a good option for a quick snack.

    September 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply S. Yissele

    Me encanta el kefir! Muchas gracias por las recomendaciones e ideas. Saludos y

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ

    September 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Laura Rodriguez

    Nina me gustan todas las opciones, pero para mí con granola!

    September 17, 2014 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Mayra - Estilo Familiar

    Me encantan estos kefir para mis hijos. Le compra uno a cada uno y lo van tomando durante el día.

    September 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply PAula Bendfeldt Diaz

    I have been meaning to try Kefir, love the great suggestions for using it … looks delicious and healthy!

    September 25, 2014 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka)

    Never thought of substituting Kefir for milk in recipes- EXCELENTE!! So glad you’re making sure to eat, we want that little Belleza to have a mom for largo rato! BB2U

    September 26, 2014 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Diana Rodriguez - Entre Compras y El Hogar

    Super saludable y muy delicioso, gracias por compartirlo!

    September 29, 2014 at 8:58 am
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