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Making the transition to a healthier lifestyle can be tough… especially when your family isnt 100% on board. Mike and the girls have been a bit resistant to me wanting to overhaul our way of life to lead healthier, more fulfilled lives – because they see it as having to miss out on all of their favorite foods. Little do they know that I have been making little changes to our menu – like using organic ground turkey in place of ground beef – for months and they haven’t noticed a thing. When I was given the opportunity to review Lifeway Kefir Smoothies “The Champagne of Dairy” and make up a new #KefirCreations for #CollectiveBias- I knew this was yet another amazing tasting goodie I could add in… and they would never know it was so healthy.
I recently purchased a Magic Bullet which makes concocting smoothies and milkshakes a breeze. I can easily throw together a few ingredients for a tasty snack. I knew that my Magic Bullet would be the perfect way for my to quickly mix up some Healthy Strawberry “Milkshakes” for the girls afternoon snack. Lifeway Kefir is a smooth, tart, refreshing cousin of yogurt that contains 12 live and active probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health. Because they are 99% lactose free, even Mike and Midge can enjoy them, and I like that they are also Gluten free and contain no artificial sweeteners for the Teen and I. But here is the best part… they taste great. You can drink them straight out of the bottle or use in your favorite smoothies. This day I wanted to change it up a bit so I headed off to my local Winn Dixie for everything I needed.
I stocked up on fresh fruits and veggies as well as fresh salmon – my favorite! I was impressed that everything looked so fresh. I made a mental note to shop on Fridays more often. The rotisserie chickens had also just been put out… it was all I could do not to start noshing on one right there in the store – they smelled amazing.
The Lifeway Kefir was easy to find in the dairy section and they had three flavors in stock – Plain, Strawberry Banana, and Raspberry… I got all three. It also comes in Blueberry but they did not have that flavor in stock. It sounds delicious. I had everything I needed (and then some) for a perfectly healthy snack for them and meal for me.
I wanted to make sure the milkshakes were simple and fast – because I knew the girls would want them often. The good news is that the Lifeway Kefir is such a great starting ingredient because it is full of flavor, there isnt much you have to add. Remembering how much my girls love the Tropical Smoothie Sunrise Sunset – I decided to do a twist on that – adding in the taste of the banana Kefir instead of the pineapple. It.Was.Amazing.
Healthy Milkshakes with Lifeway Kefir Probiotic
- Lifeway Kefir Strawberry Banana (sign up for coupons here!)
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fresh Mango
- Fresh Navel Orange
That’s it! Peel and section orange removing seeds. Peel mango and cube around seed. Wash strawberries and cut in half. Throw in to blender and cover half way with Lifeway Kefir Cultured Lowfat Milk Smoothie. Then fill the rest of the blender with ice and blend. Continue to add ice until milkshake is the thickness you desire.
The girls – and even Mike – loved these “milkshakes” and I loved knowing they were so healthy. I didnt even mind when they all asked for seconds. Later that evening after everyone left I even whipped up my own to go with dinner. It was the perfect “dessert” for my perfectly healthy meal.
You can pick up Lifeway Kefir products at your local Winn Dixie store.
What is your favorite “go to” healthy afternoon snack?