Looking to get the most out of your exercise routine? Our Black Cherry Smoothie is a post-workout powerhouse. This simple recipe designed to maximize your gym effort is packed with protein to build and repair your muscles, calcium to keep those bones healthy and strong, and Lifeway Kefir’s exclusive blend of 12 active cultures to support your gut. And with its delicious black cherry flavor, it’s a treat you’ll look forward to after every workout.
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 Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant 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.Prep Time: 10 mins Servings: 2
- 2 cups Black Cherry Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 cups frozen black cherries
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 scoop collagen
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup vanilla granola
- Blend together all ingredients and pour into your favorite cup.
- Top with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Crumble granola and black cherries.