Blueberry Pie Kefir Smoothie

What’s not to love about frozen blueberries, bananas, crushed graham crackers, pecans and toasted coconut. Add some blueberry kefir for a delicious boost of calcium, protein and gut-friendly probiotics and you’ve got yourself a refreshingly creamy summer treat.        

Berry Breakfast Bowl

While visiting my daughter in Santa Monica, I found an assortment of fresh berries at a local farmer’s market. One berry in particular intrigued me. A mulberry. It’s a long, dark purple berry with a very sweet , juicy taste. I used them along with raspberries, blackberries, and some kefir (you could use yogurt) to…

Belly-Busting Snacks

Are snacks a good idea?  It depends.  If you’re snacking because there’s a long stretch of time between meals and you’re feeling hungry, then yes.  If you’re snacking because you’re bored, because cupcakes showed up at the office or because it’s just what you do when you watch TV, then no. When you’re really hungry…

Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

Here’s a deliciously, creamy, slightly sweet and tangy treat that is a nutrient knockout. It has a powerful punch of calcium, protein, vitamin D, fiber and healthy probiotics. Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to 4-6 ounces of strawberry kefir (a wonderful yogurt-like beverage). I like to mix this in a small glass jar with…