Bright, bold, and colorful, our Cherry Açaí Kefir Smoothie Bowl is the recipe you have been looking for! Featuring Black Cherry Lifeway Organic Whole Milk Kefir, this recipe is a winning combination for gut health, protein intake, and satiety. Dark sweet cherries are excellent sources of antioxidants to support muscle recovery and have even been linked to better sleep and heart health support. From our kitchens to yours, cheers to a cherri-rific recipe!
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. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
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.
- 1 cup Black Cherry Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 frozen acaî pack, thawed for a minute or two and broken in half
- 2 medium fresh bananas
- 1 cup frozen dark cherries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup additional water or kefir
- Add all ingredients to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend low to incorporate, then on high until smooth.