Food: Gluten Free Lifeway Frozen Kefir
My evening with Arctic Zero may have been a bust, but that hasn’t stopped me from trying Gluten Free frozen desserts. I found a much better alternative in Lifeway Frozen Kefir, available in many different flavors (Mango, Strawberry, Chocolate, Pumpkin, Pomegranate, Original, and Dulce de Leche). Kefir is a type of grain that ferments milk, and appears on your grocery shelf as a thick, milk-like drink or yogurt. It is loaded with good for you probiotics, and the frozen, ice cream substitute version has significantly less carbohydrates than regular ice cream (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Calories Fat Carbohydrates
Frozen Kefir 90 1g 18g
Average Ice Cream 260 18g 28g
A more fair comparison would probably be made between Frozen Kefir and Frozen Yogurt, but I don’t really like Frozen Yogurt, so I’m comparing with ice cream. Kefir is tangy, so fruity flavors are better, but the texture and consistency is great- just like ice cream. I could definitely be satisfied with this, though the Strawberry flavor was eye-squinchingly tart – mix it with the Mango or the Original.
Another thing to note is that a lot of regular ice cream is actually gluten free. Ben and Jerry’s even provides a list online. As long as you’ve been good the rest of the day, and you don’t eat an entire pint of ice cream, you can certainly indulge in a bit of the regular, fully delicious stuff.