As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized my body isn’t the same as it once was. It doesn’t take much for my body to get thrown out of whack. My latest bout of seizures really scared me into realizing that I need to start taking care of my whole body. I’m terribly ashamed to admit that I had slacked off. I wasn’t sleeping enough, I wasn’t eating properly, or drinking the right stuff. I made the decision that I needed to take charge and make some positive changes. Lifeway Foods has made it easy to start making some of those changes.
One of the first changes I made was regarding my digestive system. When my neurologist doubled my medication dosage to combat the seizures, it not only affected my brain, but it also affected my gut.
Probiotics for the whole family can get to be expensive, so I started buying Lifeway Kefir Cultured Milk Smoothies. It’s 99% Lactose-Free. Both Ziggy and I are lactose intolerant, and Lifeway is gentle enough for both of us. It has 12 live and active cultures to keep the whole family’s tummies in check and boosts our immune systems. It’s also gluten-free, contains no artificial sweeteners and is rich in calcium.
I enjoy it and drink it daily. My older kids are more picky, and even though the taste is similar to yogurt, they remain unconvinced, so I knew I would have to get creative.
While running errands, we had to stop at Winn Dixie. Since I was running low on Lifeway Kefir, I immediately ran to the dairy section. They had Plain, Raspberry and Strawberry Banana. I grabbed a couple bottles of Plain, along with some whipping cream. My older kids had been away for several days, so I was missing them, and wanted to make a special treat for them. Ice cream is a tasty treat that the kids enjoy, and I love making it for them so I know exactly what is in it.
I also made a stop by a local farm. I had needed to pick up some farm fresh veggies for juicing, but also grabbed a couple baskets of strawberries and blueberries, as well for my #KefirCreations.
Making ice cream with my Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Attachment is quick, easy and a lot of fun.
|Kefir Berry Ice Cream|| |
- 2 cups Lifeway Kefir Cultured Milk Smoothie
- 1 cup whipping cream
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups diced berries
- Combine kefir, whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions of your ice cream maker. Add in berries during the last 10-15 minutes.
- For a soft serve-style ice cream, you can eat it immediately. We put ours in the freezer so it could set up some more before eating it.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
The kids loved the kefir berry ice cream, it was a definite hit.
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I am so thankful to #CollectiveBias for this opportunity to work with Lifeway Foods.