The beginning of each new season is symbolic of a rebirth within ourselves. It’s an opportunity to dig deep in our soul and plant the seeds for growth. This spring, nourish your mind, body, and soul with a Berry Revival Smoothie, it’s a blended-to-perfection, tart and tangy recovery meal, perfect for after a revitalizing yoga flow or meditation session. Brimming with nutritious ingredients, including raspberries, banana, beets, spinach, vanilla protein powder, and wildberries whole milk kefir. Raspberries are full of antioxidants to protect cells from damaging free radicals; Beets are a great source of manganese, folate, and vitamin C; and banana serves as a prebiotic fiber to fuel the 12 live and active probiotic cultures in our wildberries whole milk kefir. Probiotics are the good-gut bacteria that may balance the gut microbiome and support immunity. As you sip on your smoothie, assess what you want to accomplish this spring. Write down your goals and visualize your dreams coming true. The mind is a powerful tool and it’s directly connected to the gut microbiome. They communicate with one another as a checks and balance system. That’s why a balanced gut microbiome is the foundation for a happy, healthy mind.
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.
- 1 cup
- 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- ½ a medium banana, sliced and frozen
- 2 tbsp chopped beet, fresh, frozen or canned
- 1-2 handfuls of baby spinach
- Ice, as needed
- Add all of the ingredients into the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached. Top with fresh raspberries and enjoy!