Lifeway now offers Frozen Kefir, a creamy, nutritious dessert that packs 10 live and active probiotic cultures. The product contains all-natural ingredients and is high in protein and calcium. The frozen kefir is said to contain 90 calories per serving, is gluten free and 99% lactose free. According to Lifeway, the frozen kefir tastes delicious and shares the same health benefits as Lifeway Kefir. The flavors include mango, pomegranate, original and strawberry.
Green Valley Organics now offers a peach yogurt that is lactose free and gluten free. This real cow dairy yogurt includes pieces of juicy, sweet organic peaches at the bottom of the cup. Other yogurts in the line include Plain, Vanilla, Honey, Strawberry and Blueberry in 6-oz cups. Green Valley Organics is introducing a new larger size (24 oz.) of it best-selling Vanilla yogurt. The Plain and Honey yogurt also are available in the larger size.
Sophie’s Kitchen introduces vegan seafood for seafood lovers who maintain special diets or have seafood allergies. Varieties include breaded vegan shrimp, vegan calamari, vegan squid rings and more. This product offers 100% vegan, cholesterol-free food that is also a good source of fiber. The line contains no trans-fat, genetically engineered ingredients, preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors.
Now available: The Fountains of Juice, a line of vitamin-packed, low-calorie juice drinks that comes in four varieties: Beetox (from beet root); Eat, Drink and Be Berry! (aronia berry); One-in-a-Melon! (watermelon); and CherryO! (tart cherry). Each drink contains 60–90 calories per 16-oz. bottle and is sweetened with stevia. The products are said to drink like water, with no aftertaste and no coated mouth feel. Drinks are free of caffeine, sodium, gluten, preservatives, GMOs and added sugar.
Introducing Ayala’s Herbal Water, a line of zero-calorie, USDA organic herb-infused drinks. Varieties such as Lemongrass Mint Vanilla and Cinnamon Orange Peel comprise the 16-oz. plastic bottle offerings, while Sparkling varieties are available in 25.4 and 12 oz. glass bottles. Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D., developed Herbal Water in 2005, and now they are available nationwide.
Stonyfield presents its new organic yogurt, which is fat-free, contains 50% less added sugar and is 100 calories per serving. This yogurt is said to be the first sweetened with organic stevia. The yogurt also contains a touch of cane sugar. Stonyfield donates 10% of its profits to efforts that help protect and restore the planet.
NOW Foods has incorporated BetterStevia 100-count packets into its line. Original BetterStevia, Organic BetterStevia and French Vanilla BetterStevia are made, says the company, using a superior source which guarantees purity, taste and consistency. And, BetterStevia, is a whole leaf extract formulated using an enzymatic treatment process that eradicates overpowering and bitter aftertastes.
Tipu’s Chai has released Chai Now, a chai tea latte blend. The all-natural mix contains a mix of black tea, organic spices, organic non-GMO soy milk and organic evaporated cane juice and can be dissolved using hot or iced water. There are no additives or preservatives. One 12-oz bag makes 10 servings.
Golden Platter Foods now offers fully cooked gluten-free chicken nuggets, tenders and patties. The allergen-free products are made with all-natural ingredients, including hormone-free chicken. Says the company, “When heated, the crunchy coating provides the perfect balance to the tender farm fresh chicken.”
Flaxmilk is now available from Flax USA. The first of its kind, Flaxmilk is an all-natural, dairy-free drink made using cold-pressed flax oil. The product, according to the company, is delicious on whole-grain cereal. It also is plant-based and enriched with vitamins A, D and B12. Additionally, flaxmilk is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.