Sunday, July 28, 2013

Influenster Lifeway Kefir review

   I recently had the opportunity through my status as an Influenster to try Lifeway Kefir products for free in exchange for my review. After qualifying for the program, I received a voucher for one free Lifeway Kefir product and two $1 coupons as well. I used my voucher and both coupons to buy two Lifeway Kefir Cultured Milk Smoothies (in the peach and cherry flavors) and one pint of Lifeway Frozen Kefir (in the mango flavor). 

       Lifeway Kefir (pronounced key-fur or keh-fear) is like yogurt, but upgraded and optimized for maximum health benefits and an irresistibly tangy taste. Packed with probiotics, kefir contains more of this good-for-the-gut bacteria than any yogurt you can find on the shelves at the grocery store. Kefir is gluten free and 99 percent lactose free so it's great for people with allergies. 
      I was also impressed that I was able to easily find Lifeway Kefir in my grocery store. And if I can find it in my middle-of-nowhere Kentucky grocery store, you should be able to find it wherever you live!

         The Lifeway Kefir smoothies are slightly fizzy and really tasty. It's much thinner than yogurt, but thicker than milk. You can see the consistency a little better in the photo below.  In addition to the cherry and peach flavors of Lowfat Kefir smoothies that we tried, the products comes in tons of other flavors including, plain, strawberry, pomegranate, raspberry, strawberry-banana, blueberry, Madagascar vanilla, mango, cappuccino, chocolate truffle, and coconut chia. They also offer five non-fat flavors and even organic Kefir smoothies.

      One of Lifeway's newest products in Frozen Kefir. Because kefir does not lose any of its probiotic benefits while frozen, you can also get all the health benefits while treating yourself to a delicious frozen snack. Lifeway Frozen Kefir comes in several flavors: Original, Mango, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, and Pumpkin. The mango flavor was certainly delicious and creamy and just the slightest bit tangy. Frozen Kefir contains 10 live and active probiotic culures, has only 90 calories per serving, and is packed with protein and calcium.  Its also gluten free and 99 percent lactose free. 
     I can't say for certain that I saw any health benefits from using the Lifeway Kefir, but as a pregnant woman your digestive system can go a little crazy, especially at the end of the pregnancy. I may have felt some relief as far as tummy troubles. And it definitely helped when I woke in the middle of the night with a growly tummy to have a glass of the smoothie drink. 
       If you are interested in trying Lifeway Kefir for yourself, you can visit their website HERE and request coupons for their products. They offer six coupons every month! 

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