Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Light & Free Kefir Milk Drink Review

Light & Free kefirLight & Free by Danone have a great range of lower calorie flavoured yogurts. Now they’ve brought out their own range of kefir.

Like their yogurts, Light & Free is promoting their kefir on the fact that it has 0% fat and no added sugar. This brings the calories right down.

At the time of writing there are three varieties: Plain, Pomegranate & Blueberry and Cucumber & Lime. I didn’t fancy the idea of the cucumber & lime so I purchased a bottle of Plain and Pomegrante & Blueberry. These have just 93 calories for the whole 265ml bottle.

Kefir is so popular right now. This fermented, mostly milk based liquid has a consistency of pouring cream. It’s becoming widely known for its health benefits, such as improving gut health due to the large amounts of probiotic bacteria it contains.

Light & Free kefir

I’m a big fan of kefir and drink it every day.

What they say on the bottle:

'Good vibes come in special packages.
Enjoy our deliciously tangy Kefir with a punch of pomegranate and bursts of blueberry goodness blended with fermented milk full of live cultures from more than 15 different strains.
Treat your taste buds to Light & Free, the uplifting taste experience with 0% fat and 0% added sugar**
**Contains naturally occurring sugars
0% fat, High in protein and calcium'

Most kefir isn’t particularly high in calories anyway, with an average of around 60 calories per 100ml. But the Light & Free Kefir virtually halves this to just 35 calories per 100ml.

The first one I tasted was the plain. It’s much thinner than the other kefir brands I’ve tried, only slightly thicker than milk. It has a very mild taste with not much sweetness. It’s really too thin to pour over fruit and is better as a drink on its own, or to use in a smoothies.

Light & Free kefir

The Pomegranate had the same very thin consistency. It was an interesting flavour, one which unfortunately I didn’t much like. I couldn’t taste the blueberry and the pomegranate didn't remind me of the fruit at all!

Although I love that these are so low in calories, this is one case where I would rather not compromise and instead choose the variety I prefer. At the moment my favourites are Bioutiful and The Collective Dairy

You can find Light & Free Kefir in branches of Sainsbury’s and Ocado online.

IngredientsPomegranate & Blueberry
Pasteurised Skimmed Milk, Pasteurised Whole Milk, Blueberry Puree from Concentrate (1.3%), Pomegranate Juice from Concentrate (0.7%), Modified Maize Starch, Flavourings, Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates (Black Carrot, Grape), Acidity Regulators (Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid), Thickener (Pectin), Kefir Cultures and other Lactic Cultures

Nutrition per 100mlPomegrante
35 Calories, less than 0.5g fat, 0.2g saturated fat, 4.1g carbs, 3.9g sugars, 3.0g protein, 0.12g salt. 119mg calcium. Suitable for vegetarians.

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