This Citrus Goddess Smoothie blends Organic Lifeway Strawberry Kefir, oranges, strawberries, almond Butter, and flax meal to kickstart your morning routine. Oranges and strawberries are packed with vitamin C which plays an important role in healthy immune function and natural collagen development. Collagen production is vital for wound healing and healthy, vibrant skin. Rich in fiber and natural antioxidants, flaxseed meal may help regulate digestive function, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Flaxseed also contains omega-3 fatty acids that may prove beneficial for heart health.
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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 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.
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 systems.Servings: 1
- 2 cups Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- half an orange
- 2 tbsp. almond butter
- 2 tbsp. flaxmeal powder
- 3 ice cubes (use more if you are using fresh strawberries)
- Chia Seeds or Pomegranate Seeds, for garnish
- Add all ingredients to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth.