A NEW cultured milk drink made by Clóna Dairies in Clonakilty is whipping up a storm in supermarkets.
The West Cork-made fermented, cultured milk drink is called Lifeway Kefir. High in protein, low in fat and packed with good bacteria (probiotics), this fermented milk drink is made using fresh milk from free-ranging, grass-fed dairy cows and recently launched on the shelves of SuperValu and Dunnes Stores nationwide.
Renowned food writer, chef and model, Rozanna Purcell, has partnered with Lifeway Kefir.
As an advocate of a balanced, healthy lifestyle and diet, Rozanna regularly drinks kefir as well as using the milk substitute in recipes on her food blog, Natural Born Feeder.
The Lifeway story began in 1986, when Russian immigrant Michael Smolyansky began making Kefir in the basement of his Illinois home.
In 2016, Lifeway Kefir launched in Ireland, using milk from West Cork cows and the same traditional practices to create their high quality Lifeway Kefir product.
Roz said: ‘I’ve been experimenting lots with including kefir in recipes such as smoothies, pancakes, coronation chicken, pizza and more and I can’t wait to share these healthy recipes.
‘Taste is so important and Lifeway Kefir tastes great so it’s easy for me to incorporate it into my diet.’
For more information, see www.lifewaykefir.ie or www.naturalbornfeeder.com