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.
Here is a teaser to their all-day menu...
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