Satisfy your sweet tooth with our Almond Cookie Smoothie! Made with our Organic Whole Milk Vanilla Lifeway kefir as its base, this recipe uses fruit, nuts, and a bit of maple syrup to mimic that fresh-baked cookie taste that we love. It’s loaded with nutrients too. Dates are high in soluble fiber and almonds are loaded with antioxidants. Lifeway kefir’s probiotics target gut health and immune system support by providing 25-30 billion units of probiotics per serving along with a complete source of protein and healthy fats. Our kefir is also up to 99% lactose-free making it perfect for sensitive tummies.
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 immunity, improve 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.Prep Time: 2-5 Minutes Servings: 1 - 2
- 1 cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- 1/3 cup gluten-free oats
- Topping: 1 tbsp. sliced almonds, cinnamon, etc.
- Place all the ingredients in a blender except the toppings, and blend until smooth and creamy. Top with sliced almonds, cinnamon, and enjoy!