To recreate this smoothie, pour a blend of blackberries, elderflower syrup, lemon juice, and our probiotic vanilla kefir on top of a layer of blackberries and vanilla kefir. Blackberries have antioxidants, which prevent cell damage throughout the body and elderflower has anti-inflammatory properties to prevent inflammation. Kefir has 11 grams of protein per serving to rebuild muscle mass after a workout and tryptophan, the amino acid that raises serotonin levels in the brain.
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.
- 2 cups Lifeway Madagascar Vanilla Lowfat Kefir
- ¼ blackberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 tbsp elderflower syrup
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Ice, as needed
- Shredded coconut, to garnish
- Add all of the ingredients into the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached.
- Pour the smoothie into one large or two small glasses. Garnish with shredded coconut or additional black berries, as desired.
- You can prepare your own elderflower syrup using this recipe, or you can purchase it at any coffee supply store, or online.