Sweet Cherry Kefir Shake
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As written this kefir shake is very simple, but you can feel free to add things in and/or swap other frozen fruit for the cherries! I like it plain and classic like this. It's a thick, smooth, creamy shake with a balanced sweetness and delicious real cherry flavor. The kefir adds 18 grams of protein! Since the shake has 34 grams of net carbs already, keep any additional carbs in your meal/snack minimal to stay under the recommended 45 grams for a THM E meal. (Those carbs are calculated for regular low-fat kefir, so double fermenting may lower them. It's hard to quantify by how much, though.) | THM E, low fat, no sugar added, gluten/egg/nut free
Recipe type: Shakes & Drinks
Cuisine: THM E
Serves: 1
  • 1½ cups double-fermented low-fat kefir
  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 6 ice cubes (or more, for a thicker shake)
  • ⅛ teaspoon THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (or more, to taste)
  • Dash vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon glucomannan (scant)
  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. (Add the glucomannan right before blending so it doesn't clump.) Taste and adjust the sweetness as desired, and feel free to add another ice cube or two if you want the shake to be thicker. Enjoy!
  2. VARIATIONS: Feel free to substitute other frozen fruit for the cherries! I'm partial to dark cherries, though. Add some cocoa powder for a chocolate-covered cherry shake! A dash of almond extract might be good! I love to add a handful of fresh spinach to my shakes for extra veggies, but doing so will change the color and I wanted to keep it pretty for pictures...
If you're not familiar with double fermenting kefir to reduce the carbs and increase nutrients, you can just use plain low-fat kefir. I like to use double fermented kefir in this recipe because there are already quite a few carbs from the cherries. To double ferment kefir, you basically just leave it out on the counter in a sealed container for 24 hours, then store it in the fridge. (You can do this with storebought kefir or homemade kefir after the first ferment. Remove the grains before the second ferment.) For more info on kefir and double fermentation, check out THIS VIDEO by Trim Healthy Mama.
Calories: 239 Fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 37 g Fiber: 3 g Protein: 18 g
Recipe by Briana Thomas at https://www.briana-thomas.com/sweet-cherry-kefir-shake/