Nutrition

Nutrition is something that is crucial to your overall wellbeing.  That’s why we’ve made it part of our mission to ensure that our food treats you well.  Here are some of the ways that St. Michael’s is good for you:

Drink

Our tibicos drink is low-sugar, low-calorie, and full of probiotics.  An 100mL glass of water kefir will only have about 15 calories and 4 grams of sugar, way less than a juice or soda.  The probiotics help your gut digest food and keep the bacteria in your stomach happy.

Sugar is something many people struggle with.  Human beings didn’t evolve to eat pure sugar, instead, we had fruit.  Fruit combines sugar with fibre, nutrients, and minerals.  These create a symbiotic relationship with the sugar that is much healthier than just sugar by itself.  We have tried to recreate that natural relationship in our drink by using molasses with sugar.  Molasses is bursting with nutrients and minerals that are lacking from its more purified counterpart.  The sugar in our drink is also counterbalanced by lactic acid.  The acid plays the same role as fibre does in fruit: it slows down the sugar’s effect and makes the sugar work for your body instead of the other way around.

    When many people hear the word “fermentation”, their mind immediately jumps to alcohol.  Our drink does have a small amount of alcohol, but you wouldn’t be able to get drunk on it.  Water kefir actually has less than one percent of alcohol; less than a slice of white bread or a piece of chocolate cake!

Soup

Every single one of our soups is filled to the brim with healthy veggies and their vitamins.  We are also careful to make sure that each soup has a portion of fat so you feel full at the end of your meal.  Keep an eye out for our lentil or bean soups; those are the ones that will give you a protein boost.  Beans and lentils are also good sources of fibre.  If you’re not in the mood for beans, don’t worry!  You can pair any of our soups with a mixed nut side and get some protein that way.