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, bananas, beets, spinach, vanilla protein powder, and Mixed Berry Organic Whole Milk Kefir.
Raspberries are full of antioxidants to protect cells from damaging free radicals, while beets are a great source of manganese, folate, and vitamin C. Bananas serve as a prebiotic fiber to fuel the 12 live and active probiotic cultures in our Organic Mixed Berry Whole Milk Kefir. Probiotics are 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 balances 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 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 systems.Servings: 1 - 2
- 1 cup Mixed Berry Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 -1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
- 2 tbsp chopped beet, fresh, frozen or canned
- 1-2 handfuls of baby spinach
- Ice, as needed
- 2 sprigs of asparagus, chopped
- 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!