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Visiting Puerto Rico every summer was the highlight of my year. Going to the beautiful crystal clear beaches, the shopping, and most of all the food. I grew up eating the typical Puerto Rican cuisine and the desserts were also a must. My grandmother lives in a little town where everyone knew each other. Waking up to the sounds of cocka-doodle-doo was a norm. Hearing the pickup trucks in the morning selling fresh baked bread was an everyday occurrence. The ladies in the pueblo sold everything you could think of but my favorite was Limber. Limber came in so many different flavors and were sold for about 0.50 cents. My favorite flavor was Limber de Coco (like a Coconut Cream Pop). It was creamy and sweet yet so refreshing on a hot summer day. I’ve been thinking about Limber the last few weeks so I decided to try it with Lifeway Kefir Lowfat Cultured Milk Smoothie.
Kefir Lifeways products were recently added to my radar when they were on sale in Winn Dixie. My kids love those yogurt smoothie drinks so I love the idea of having a 32 oz container that allows me to pour them a quick drink or even make a breakfast smoothie for them. Best of all, it didn’t have any of those additives or sugary sweeteners. Originating in Eastern Europe over 2000 years ago, Kefir’s probiotic cultures have long been enhancing feelings of well-being. Lifeway Kefir contains 12 live and active Probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health. It is naturally Gluten Free, 99% Lactose Free and contains No Artificial Sweeteners and is rich in Calcium. Lifeway also only uses milk that comes from cows that are not treated with pesticides, antibiotics, or synthetic growth hormones. The cows are grass fed and GMO free. With a variety of flavors you’ll be sure to find a flavor you love – Plain, Raspberry, Strawberry Banana, Madagascar Vanilla, Blueberry, Cappuccino, Chocolate Truffle, Mango, and so much more. If you are craving a frozen treat, try Frozen Kefir in four flavors: Tart & Tangy Mango, Tart & Tangy Original, Tart & Tangy Pomegranate, and Tart & Tangy Strawberry.
Kefir products can be found at your local Winn Dixie store in the dairy/yogurt section. Want to pick up your own bottle of Kefir Smoothies to try?
Limber de Coco (Creamy Coconut Pops) Recipe:
1 cup Kefir Plain Smoothie (or Madagascar Vanilla)
1 Can Cream of Coconut
1 Can Coconut Milk
½ cup water
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp of cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
Optional: Shredded coconut
Popsicle mold or plastic cups
Mixed everything in the blender for about a minute. Until it is well mixed well. If you add shredded coconut it make stay foamy on top you can just mix it with a spoon before pouring into molds or cup. Once poured sprinkle some cinnamon on top then place in the freeze.
If you want it sweeter you can add sugar. I chose to omit the sugar since I wanted to keep it on the lighter side, plus I didn’t want my kids bouncing off the wall!