Boost your immune system in the comfort of your own home with a Cold Buster Smoothie. This blend has carefully curated ingredients that work together as a strong defense against pathogens and germs. Start with a little bit of orange, the citrus ball of juicy goodness, as it is a wonderful source of vitamin C, which strengthens immunity. Ginger, the earthy root, has a warm, spicy flavor and may aid in healthy digestion. A dollop of honey has antiseptic benefits as it may inhibit the growth of bad bacteria and soothe sore throats. Our vanilla kefir has 12 live and active probiotics that may support a balanced and healthy gut microbiome. You can feel good knowing you’re doing your part by keeping yourself healthy and staying home. We’re all in this together!
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.
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.
- 1 cup Lifeway Madagascar Vanilla Lowfat Kefir
- 1 orange, peeled and white pith removed
- ½ inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- ½ Tbsp raw honey*
- Ice, as needed
- Add all of the ingredients to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached.
- Infants and children under one year of age should not consume honey. Do not add the honey if serving to a child.