Butterfly pea flowers found in Asia live for 24 hours before withering, in those short hours this vibrant flower blooms with grace and confidence. It is such a poetic reminder to embrace every moment we experience with loving intensity. We created this blue butterfly smoothie with that beautiful energy in mind, blending our dairy free Plantiful with butterfly pea flower supercolor powder into shades of blues. Like wings, this smoothie uplifts you, bringing a creative touch to your #smoothiesaturday.
Your Gut Matters
Eating habits also play a role in mental health. Research has shown that probiotic-rich foods decrease anxiety and boost the mood. That makes kefir a great wellbeing tool because it contains 12 live and probiotic cultures. Psychiatrist James Greenblatt explained that “‘the gut is really your second brain. There are more neurons in the GI tract than anywhere else except the brain.’” As research continues to develop, it’s becoming more and more apparent that there is a link between the gut and the brain. What was once suspected as one-way communication (brain to gut) is now understood to be more of a two-way system. Thus, the health of our gut may directly impact the health of our minds.
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.
- Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached.