Ritualize your Smoothie Saturday by blending up our Calming Kefir Smoothie. When it comes to easing stress, starting with what you eat is the first step. Studies have found that high-fiber foods have been linked to a reduced risk of stress and probiotic foods may help support a healthy gut microbiome, suppressing your stress response and reducing anxiety. So blending together high-fiber pears and carrots with probiotic kefir is a delicious way to nourish your inner calm!
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.
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 ripe pears
- 1/2 tsp food grade lavender blossoms, crushed
- 1 cup Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- pinch pink Himalaya salt
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Blend everything together and enjoy!