I have a huge love for Lifeway kefir. It all started in 7th grade when I moved to the States. We drank kefir back in Poland quite often but I don’t remember the brand. Then we came here and started buying the Lifeway brand… these flavors are simply out of this world. They have such a huge variety of flavors, it’s ridiculous – it’s impossible not to find something you like, no matter how picky you might be. Kefir is slightly tart in flavor which is a perfect kick of freshness and complexity to this already delicious high-protein and high-probiotic drinkable “yogurt.” I talked about the benefits of kefir in one of my earliest posts and you’re welcome to check it out if you aren’t convinced of the amazeballs quality of this product yet. They should be paying me for how much I advocate and promote their product haha. Just kidding. Kinda. 😛
Anyway, when I moved to downtown Chicago for college, I came upon Starfruit Cafe. It’s a froyo shop except.. they use Lifeway kefir instead of yogurt. You can only imagine my excitement. I’ve been a frequent customer here ever since. Thank God for Groupon having deals on their giftcards sometimes or else I would be broke like a joke by now! haha
Recently I went to the grocery store and decided to go down the frozen aisle and what did I see? Lifeway FROZEN Kefir pints! Oh my, I almost fainted! Not really, but I got really excited. It’s like having my own Starfruit Cafe frozen treats in my own kitchen. I contacted the Lifeway team and made myself known as a huge fan and they gladly sent me a few coupons to try the new products out. Oh man. If you haven’t tried these yet, and you are a fan of kefir – you have to try it. NOW. Like, get off the computer/tablet/phone and go! Well, okay, you can wait till you read the whole post. But then you should go. Haha, I’ve never promoted anything as strongly as this, but I can’t hide my love for frozen kefir. All my friends think I’m such a weirdo by how much I talk about the product. I love Starfruit Cafe so much I even chose them as the brand for my IMC class to make an advertising plan for them haha. Yes, I am obsessed. Leave me alone >_<
I got the strawberry and pomegranate frozen kefir pints. They did not disappoint. Not even close. Wonderfully tart flavors with some sweetness of the fruit. Mmmm. Delicious. And if you’re still not convinced, just take a look at the nutritional stats. 90 calories per 1/2 cup? Say whaaaaat! I topped it with some Enjoy Life Chocolate Granola and the Very Cherry Mix from TJ’s. Cinnamon is also a must. I add it to everything sweet, pretty much. I have a few obsessions and cinnamon is another one of those – but on that another day.
Lifeway also has a GREEK type of frozen kefir, but unfortunately, my local Jewel-Osco and Whole Foods didn’t have that one in stock 🙁 I’m sure it’s just as good (if not better) than the originals though. So moral of the story: It’s very much recommended! <3
Kammie wants to know:
Have you ever tried kefir?
What’s your favorite yogurt or kefir flavor?
Let me know in the comments below!
Disclaimer: I received the products free of charge from the company, I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.