Thursday, February 16, 2012

Orienting Ourselves with Kefir Ice Cream

Okay! Okay!  We've decided, we will delegate more of our time to looking for stuff that would aid us in giving our daughter longer and healthier life, that speaks for the rest of the family.   My third daughter you see, or if you may have known, is diabetic Type 1.  At 8 she  suffers  from taking insulin injection, constant  blood sugar monitoring,  yearly hospitalization and just about any other condition that goes with her disorder.    We are dying to try natural remedies, that includes organic and  herbal, yet kid friendly products. 
For starters, we managed to ban some preserved meats and junked foods in the house, even store-bought candies and chocolates.   We have separate sugar canisters, one for our regular cane sugar, and another for  coco sugar, which is specifically for her.
We have spent a lot on unbranded herbal remedies from alternative health doctors, changed our sugar diet to low-glycemic  and sugar-free snacks and  desserts, which were unquestionably expensive.  but we will not wane from doing so because in the end, we will all benefit from it.
Everyday is a day of new discovery for us, new products arising to our aid and people offering services and goods which I agree would give us a healthier lifestyle.
To end my long introduction, I want to share what I have discovered during the  workshop I attended at Sugarleaf at the new MEDI-Card Lifestyle Center, at Makati.
Instead of sharing what I learned about writing PR's  at the From Plate to Pen Writing Workshop, I want to let you in on a new dessert  breakthrough,  that would sure make your taste buds and tummy well-pleasured,  Kefir Ice cream!
To give you and me a bit of info about kefir, I stumbled upon this site Your Kefir & Kefir Grains Source.  At one event I met Ms. Jane Uy-Matiao, who talked me into culturing Kefir and the benefits you will get from using kefir in your dishes.  I only know that there is one Ice Cream Salon at Mall of Asia who serves them in a variety of flavors.
Kefir is a cultured milk drink. The word originated from the word “Keif” which means “good feeling” or “pleasure” and this has been around for centuries!  Actually it is the same as yogurt.  They are both fermented/cultured dairy products. Both are great sources for calcium, B vitamins, potassium and protein. Both have the same slightly acidic flavor too. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

There are those who claim that it is better than yogurt in the way that the good bacteria in yogurt has smaller life span than kefir and harder to take care in the process of fermentation.  And in my testimony it tastes better, having a lighter consistency and the right tartness without being stingy.
I am right now finding ways of  culturing  and  getting more  information about kefir.
Maybe we are not yet on the level of producing or culturing kefir but this will be for sure, we will come to that.   For now let me just tell you that Sugarleaf sells the non-dairy coconut kefir ice cream in tubs or in single serve cups.  Such flavors as pistachio and berries, strawberries,  triple chocolate (raw cacao-tsokolate-cocoa), blueberry cheesecake and mooncake (black bean-duck egg-watermelon seed) and a whole lot more, will teach your palate to be in the healthy lifestyle.
Wouldn't those flavors entice your interest in kefir?
You can actually savor them at their upstairs cafe, where you can also find  a delightful healthy-eats menu.   
The minty walls and comfy chairs invites you to relax at a pace where you can be educated about the modern way of conscious eating,  thus suggests their  theme,  Sugarleaf ... foods that nourish.
Here is a teaser to their all-day menu...
...a cocktail serving of their crab stick and mango goody wrap.
And so, I am now their new and will be an avid customer.


Makati branch:  MEDICard Lifestyle Center at 51 Paseo de Roxas corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Urdaneta Village, Makati City

Greenhills branch:  G/F Heatlh Cube Building, 226 Wilson Street, West Greenhills (between BDO and Kink Cakes), San Juan



  1. I agree. The food looks totally enticing and delicious. I love Kefir products. I also love kefir yogurt. It's yummy and healthy all at the same time.


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