To celebrate the classic combo of mint and chocolate, we blended together kefir, frozen bananas, chocolate kefir, spinach, avocado, mint leaves, collagen, ice, cacao nibs and topped it off with shaved chocolate, whipped coconut cream, and mint leaves. True to that coveted mint chocolate flavor, this blend is a healthy swap that doesn’t sacrifice taste.
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 cups frozen Bananas
- 1 1/2 cup Chocolate Lowfat Kefir
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- 20 fresh mint leaves
- 1 scoop collagen peptides
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- * Toppings Whipped Coconut Cream, additional cacao nibs, mint leaves
- Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth
- Top with whipped coconut cream, cacao nibs or shaved chocolate, and mint leaves.