Kefir, Chia, Flax?! Why would I feed my kids that? And would they even eat it? Every week I make a batch of this kefir treat for my kids. The fruit makes it tastes good, and everything else makes it good for them!
Use these ingredients:
- 2 Cups Frozen Berries
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 Container (32 oz) Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Ground Flax Seed
- 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
- 1 cup Kefir (any flavor will do, but we used Pomegranate because it’s what we had on hand)
Mix everything until smooth. We store in 4 oz jelly jars in the freezer and pull out for lunches a couple days ahead of time.
Chia seeds and Flax Seeds have similar benefits. They both contain Omega-3 Fatty acids, which are essential to brain development. They’re also a source of protein, which of course is needed for muscle growth, repair, and keeping our organs functioning. Other key benefits are being high in fiber and antioxidants. Flax seed gives the mixture a slightly nutty taste.
Kefir is used because it has live cultures to promote a healthy gut. Just be careful when choosing one, because they can be loaded with sugar. When kids are prescribed antibiotics, kefir can help to protect intestinal flora. Overall, it contains beneficial bacteria, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 and B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus. It gives the mixture a slightly sour taste.