A First- Timer’s Review of Kefir

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One of the things I love about blogging is the opportunity to do product reviews. I got an e-mail a few weeks ago regarding a product review for Olympic dairy. On it was a picture of some of Olympic’s products. Immediately, my eye went to the yogurt, and I fired off a “Please, pick me!!!” note.  We consume a lot of yogurt at our house, and I had ideas galore of how I’d write a review for it.

Little did I realize, the company would choose which item I would review. When my note arrived in the mail, it very happily announced that I was to review kefir.

KEFIR?

Oh, my stars. I’ve never tasted it in my life.

I quickly googled it to find out what it was.  It sounded very healthy…and to be honest, I was a little afraid of its description -“a fermented milk product”.

Does that sound appealing to you?

But, I committed, and dog-gone-it, I was determined to do an honest review.

So, here it is:

First of all, if you’re like me, you won’t even know what kind of container it comes in. So, let me help you out. It looks like milk.

A blogger's review of kefir provided the perfect opportunity to try this delicious, good for you product. Click the link for an easy kefir smoothie recipe.

Once I had it in the house, I seriously didn’t know what to do with it! So, I googled and asked friends and neighbors and total strangers for ideas about this “super good for you” fermented milk product.

They taught me a lot. I learned:

  1. Kefir contains an active culture that is a probiotic ~ aiding in your digestive system.
  2. You need to view kefir like a thin yogurt product.
  3. Kefir can be used in baking in place of buttermilk.
  4. If you have a sensitive digestive system (like me) and you’ve never tried it before (like me) it’s recommended that you start out eating/drinking it in small doses until your digestive system gets used to it.

 

Taking all those words of wisdom to heart, I just now tried it for the first time. I gingerly unscrewed the cap on the top and took a big smell ~ and much to my surprise, it smelled good! ~ Very similar to yogurt.

My new friends/ experts on kefir  suggested I might like to add fruit to it, so I decided to give a kefir smoothie a whirl. I gathered up a banana, fresh strawberries and a whole handful of frozen blueberries and threw it into my handy dandy blender.

A blogger's review of kefir provided the perfect opportunity to try this delicious, good for you product. Click the link for an easy kefir smoothie recipe.

Once the fruit was all blended up, I poured in some kefir, a splash of agave sweetener, and a splash of vanilla. {I don’t measure the amounts exactly when making a smoothie ~ but instead, start with a little and add more of something if needed.}

The verdict? It was delicious! My husband agrees.:)

kefir smoothies

 

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I look forward to “testing” this a little more often. Have you ever tried kefir? If so, I’d love for you to share why you use it and how. I’d love to add you to my club of kefir experts.:)

Organic Kefir

**I was compensated for this review with products from the Olympic Dairy company. However, the review is completely honest and words are all mine.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Rita-my husband and I lived in Ukraine for four years. The Ukrainians love Kefir! They drink it often as part of their daily diet. I had never heard of Kefir until I lived there. Enjoy!

  2. Hi there! It is so funny, because I bought the exact same one you are reviewing this morning at the store! I had it before and I thought I heard that it is healthy so I was thinking maybe it is time to have it again. I’ll be thinking about you when I drink it this week!

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