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Blueberry Matcha Smoothie

Nurture your inner peace with our blueberry matcha smoothie. With the earthiness of matcha, sweetness of blueberries, and tanginess of kefir, each sip is its own universe of flavor. Whether you blend this smoothie to calm your mind or to get a boost of antioxidants, the recipe will fulfill your needs.

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You

Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive system.

Servings: 1 - 2

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients (besides blueberries) in a blender in the order that they are listed. Blend on high until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Muddle the frozen blueberries on the bottle of glass and then pour the smoothie over it and stir.
  3. Top with fresh berries.