Kefir is a traditional fermented beverage originating from the North Caucasus mountains that is refreshing, delicious and versatile. It is rich in enzymes, supplies a complete protein, essential minerals and valuable B vitamins. Its living, probiotic culture of symbiotic bacteria and yeasts are widely considered to be beneficial for maintaining a healthy gut and immune system.
In this hands-on workshop, Danielle & Vandana will introduce you to how to make both milk and non-dairy kefirs as well as how to make delicious frozen kefir desserts and invite you get creative with other sweet toppings such as coconut maple “bacon” bits and whey syrup.
Everyone will be provided with their very own Yogalicious Living Kefir Kit (including kefir jar, kefir culture and toppings), and will get to try Yogalicious’ three berry frozen kefir and Vandana’s chocolate coconut kefir freeze. At the end of the day, you’ll understand how easy it is to add probiotics to every meal – especially your desserts!
Danielle Franz is an entrepreneur and inventor of Yogalicious — the first frozen kefir to market in Canada. She shares her recipe suggestions for making your very own kefir, a ‘smart and balanced’ food choice. Choosing foods with probiotic benefits offers digestive support making it easier to absorb key nutrients.
Vandana Taxali is passionate about promoting health through cleansing and adding fermented foods to a healthy diet. A vegetarian and raw foodist, she writes about detoxing, cleansing and shares her knowledge through her blog: cleansecrets.net. She’s also a director on the Canadian Council for Food Sovereignty, joining Dr. Shiv Chopra in her advocacy of the five pillars of food safety: remove GMOS, antibiotics, hormones, animal wastes and pesticides from the food supply; and is a practicing arts & media lawyer and art agent at Entcounsel.
Every Monday, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.