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I have heard of Kefir before, but I had never tried it and didn’t know a lot about it either, but after the Light & Free Breakfast session, where we were introduced to their new Kefir, I was sold!
We learnt everything about Kefir drinks. It has a different taste and texture versus yogurt and it is high in protein and calcium.
Let me tell you a little bit more about it!
What is Kefir?
The traditional Kefir, with cow’s milk, uses kefir grains, which are small gelatinous beads containing a variety of strains, bacteria and yeasts. The grains are placed in a glass container, soaked in milk and left at room temperature for at least 24hrs. This process will result in the lactose being fermented into lactic acid, enabled by the bacteria and yeast, activating the bacteria to multiply and grow. After the 24hrs period, the grains are strained from the kefir which is now ready to drink!
So what about Light*& Free Kefir?
The Light* & Free Kefir is a cultured milk drink with 0% Fat and 0% Added Sugar**.
It’s high in protein and calcium and has over 30% fewer calories (*) than most full fat flavoured Kefir products (plain and flavoured versions). Next to that, it only contains naturally occurring sugars (**). I LOVE it!
Let’s talk about Taste, Texture & Flavours
As I mentioned before, Kefir is very different. At first it can feel strange, as it has a tart, sour taste and a slight ‘fizz’, due to the fermentation process, but do not think it’s not delicious, because it is, in fact, the Light*&Free is deliciously tangy!
I love drinking it by itself, sometimes I have it with granola and you can trust me when I say that if drizzled on Shakshuka, it will give the dish that extra ‘character’. The options are endless and I’m having a lot of fun experimenting and trying it with different foods.
You can find the Light* & Free Kefir in three flavours – Plain, Cucumber & Lime and Pomegranate & Blueberry – and they are available in Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
If you are new to Kefir, I hope this helped you to understand and to get to know what this drink is, and if you are already familiar with it, I would love to know your thoughts about it and what is your favourite flavour?
Love & Kefir,
*OVER 30% FEWER CALORIES THAN MOST FULL FAT FRUIT YOGURTS **CONTAINS NATURALLY OCCURRING SUGARS