Learn the benefits of eating banana

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With so many choices of food that we can get, people never imagine how a simple fruit called banana has so many health benefits to our body.

 

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Lemon Cake

Try these lemon cake, it’s very delicious, nutritious and easy to make. Just follow simple steps here:

lemon cake
Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Lifeway Greek Style Kefir – click here to buy
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Begin by beating together in a large bowl the eggs, kefir, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest.
  2. Then pour slowly the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Add in the canola oil and mix until combined.
  4. Next, pour the batter into the prepared loaf ban and bake for about 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small pan combine the sugar and lemon. In a low temperature, stir frequently until the sugar dissolved.
  6. When the cake is done, allow it to cool before removing it from the pan.
  7. Then brush the lemon-sugar mixture on top.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Root Beer Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcake recipe has a very slight hint of root beer. A delicious treat for the whole family to enjoy. Try these recipe now!

chocolate root beer cupcakes
Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp root beer flavoring
  • 3/4 cup plain Lifeway Kefir – click here to buy
  • 1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and arrange a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Start mixing in a small bowl, cocoa, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt.
  3. Then on a separate but larger bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, egg and root beer flavoring until smooth.
  4. Whisk in flour mixture and kefir alternately until smooth. Then scoop the mixture in the pan and bake afterwards for about 22-27 minutes.
  5. When the cake is done allow it to cool.
  6. Garnish the cake with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or fold 1/2 tsp of root beer flavoring into whipped cream and top each cupcake.

Enjoy!

Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

These smoothie is delicious and quick for breakfast or dessert. It’s healthy and nutritious smoothie!

banana and peanut butter smoothieIngredients

Instructions

  1. Simply place all the ingredients in food processor, except for the honey and blend until smooth.
  2. Then pour into glasses and garnish it with honey.

Enjoy!

Homemade Ice Cream

A delicious and nutritious frozen dessert that the whole family will enjoy. Try this simple recipe now!

ice cream
Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups kefir or yogurt or whole milk – click here to buy
  • 1 cup kefir cream made with heavy cream (can substitute non-kefired heavy cream)
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar (can use raw honey but reduce the amount by approximately 40%)

Instructions

  1. Simply beat together the eggs then add the sugar and beat again. Start with the amount of sweetener and add in small increments to taste. (Remember that finished ice cream will be slightly less sweet than the kefir mixture before it’s frozen.)
  2. Next, blend the vanilla and kefir cream and transfer the mixture into the ice cream maker and follow the instructions of the machine.

Enjoy!

Chicken Macaroni Soup

A delicious and creamy soup usually served for dessert. Try these recipe, it’s very easy and quick to prepare!

chicken macaroni soup

Ingredients

  • 4 servings macaroni
  • 1 carrot peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves bruised
  • 2.5 liters water
  • 1 kg whole chicken bones (about 4-5 whole pieces)
  • 2 stalks celery (leaves included) sliced thinly
  • 500 grams chicken drumsticks (about 4) skin removed
  • 2-4 stalks cai xin or xiao bai cai (baby bok choy) blanched in boiling water for about 30 seconds
  • 1 bay leaf optional

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling the chicken bone and drumsticks in a pot until tender and cooked.
  2. Drain and rinse; set aside.
  3. Next, add in a pot the chicken, carrot, celery,  garlic, bay leaf and water.
  4. Boil and lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours and season it with salt to taste.
  5. Then sieve the chicken stock and reserve the celery and carrots.
  6. Shred the chicken meat from the drumsticks and set aside.
  7. Finally, cook the macaroni in a salted boiling water and drain.
  8. Then divide the shredded chicken, macaroni and vegetables on a serving bowls and pour the chicken stock and serve.

Enjoy!

Cranberry Smoothie

Delicious, nutritious and cleansing cranberry smoothie. Perfect for a quick breakfast and afternoon dessert!

cranberry smoothie
Ingredients

  • 2 cups Vanilla Kefir – click here to buy
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • Juice of one small lemon

Instructions

  1. Simply place the frozen fruit and juices into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Then add the vanilla kefir and blend again to stir completely.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve with ice.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

These delicious  recipe is easy to follow. A perfect dessert for the whole family to dig in!

chocolate raspberry cake
Ingredients

  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk kefir – click here to buy

Instructions

  1. Butter and flour either 9×13-inch pan or two 8-inch round cake.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Combine the vegetable oil, kefir and vanilla in a bowl. On a separated bowl, mix the cocoa, baking soda, flour and salt.
  4. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth the spread the mixture into the pan.
  5. Bake afterwards depending on the size of the pan that your using. For small pans, bake for about 20-25 minutes and for the large pans, bake for about 30-35 minutes.
  6. Allow the cake to cool before removing it. Then you cut the cake into half and spread a layer of raspberry jam or just spread the jam on top of the cake.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar the layers of the cake and garnished it with fresh raspberries.

Note:

Mango Float

Easy to make and very delicious dessert.

mango float
Ingredients

  • 1 pack of Graham crackers
  • 250 ml All-purpose cream
  • 1 can of Condensed milk (approximately 390-400g)
  • 2-3 ripe mangoes (sliced thinly)

Instructions

  1. First step is to combine in a bowl the condensed milk and all-purpose cream and whisk.
  2. Then arrange the graham crackers on a dish pan. Slowly pour the cream over the crackers and spread the mango on top of the cream.
  3. Put another layer of graham on top of the mangoes and repeat the process.
  4. Finaly, garnished the top layer with crushed graham and chill for at least 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Serve these delectable dessert on every occasion and Enjoy!

Ranch Salad Dressing

Make your very own ranch salad dressing. It’s very easy and quick to make. Follow simple steps and you will enjoy this delicious salad dressing!

ranch salad dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 fresh garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups milk kefir that has been strained in a coffee filter for 30 minutes
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Simply combine in a bowl all the ingredients and mixing it well.
  2. Let it stand for about 30 minutes to allow the flavor to blend.
  3. Then taste and season it with salt and pepper. Serve with cut vegetables as a dip.

Enjoy!

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