Hello there everyone! I have been on a smoothie kick lately and wanted to share with you one of my newest recipes. The latest Picky Girl adventure is the “newish” product known as Kefir. From what I can see, Kefir is very similar to yogurt, just more liquefied. It is yummy to drink on its own but has a bit of a strange consistency, so I add it to my smoothies instead. What I like about this product is that it is a great way to add protein to your smoothies (11 grams for 1 cup in fact!!!). One thing that I noticed while reading the label, however, is that the blueberry kind has 20 grams of sugar in it! Next time I buy Kefir I plan to stick to the “plain” kind, because it has about 1/2 the amount of sugar.
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!
Ingredients: (2 servings)
1 cup Kefir (any flavor, I used blueberry this time)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen pineapple (Buy your fruit frozen so you don’t have to worry about adding ice!)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon Chia seeds
Nutrition Information: (for 1 serving)
Fat: 1.9 g
Carbohydrates: 32.1 g
Protein: 7.4 g
Potassium: 330.4 mg
High in Vitamin C
(Nutrition Information found using MyFitnessPal app)