despite my attempts to live (procesed) sugar-free in my first 30 day challenge (i'm already on day 3 and doing great thank you very much), the holidays - or more like the holiday treats - got the best of me. i'll type it right now, i lack willpower when presented with free cookies and chocolates and have given up on sugar prohibition during the holidays, instead it's all about moderation - which i have still yet to master...
back to my point, the overload of sugary food and less green things during the holidays have left my tummy rather unhappy. so in hopes of getting back on track, i have started incorporating more probiotics into my daily feeding times. probiotics are the healthy live cultures of acidophilis (a bacteria) that help your digestive tract break down foods better - yes, you ingest these on purpose! commonly found in yogurt, i was excited to come across a non-dairy option.
i literally just discovered this a whole foods today (and it was on sale 2 for $5). instead of a dairy cutlure like yogurt, kevita uses "4 strains of active cultures that are clinically proven to support digestive health*, maintain the immune system* and deliver more active cultures than yogurt.**" although i'm not sure what study backs these ** claims, upon first taste, i'd say it's a win!
kevita comes in 9 flavors, all slightly bubbly with a hint of natural sweetness (from stevia). i picked up three flavors lemon ginger, coconut and living greens. all are vegan and some have caffeine from green tea in them (hey, i only gave up sugar!).
look for it in the grocery store, it'll most likely be right next to the kombucha brands. let me know what you think!