What can I say about this smoothie? It is delicious and not so sweet (although you can make it as sweet as you like). I love to have it on a hot day or after a nice run – cold, slightly acidic taste, flavor of bananas, quenching my thirst. Ahh… And all those healthy bacteria from kefir!
The constistency of kefir is somewhat similar to yogurt, but not as smooth, and definetely taste is different. Since during fermentation some carbon dioxide is produced, it is actually perceptible in a drink, which makes drinking kefir an interesting experience (in a good sense!).
Also, kefir can be tried by people who are lactose intolerant, as most of them can tolerate it. The reason is that lactose is used during fermentation process to produce lactic acid and carbon dioxide. Small amount of lactose is still present in finished product, but plentiful of bacteria in kefir mitigates possible symptomes. Just remember to try it in small amounts first (if you know you’re lactose intolerant)!
- 3 bananas
- 2 cups kefir
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Put all ingredients in a blender and process (immersion blender works great too).
- Serve cooled.
Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional Info: Cal 291, Prot 13g, Carb 58g, Fat 3g, Fiber 4.6g