We’ve got the cure for your cravings on World Goth Day with this moody Cookies & Cream Smoothie! Lifeway understands you… all you ever wanted was everything: a #probiotic treat that tastes great. So add these four ingredients to your shopping cart this Smoothie Saturday and turn on something appropriately moody while you make this in your happy house: vanilla whole milk kefir, cookies & cream protein powder, a banana, and organic chocolate sandwich cookies.
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.
- 1 cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 scoop of Bloom Cookies and Cream Protein Powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 2-4 chocolate cookie sandwich, + add crumble for garnish
- Blend everything together and enjoy!
- For cookies use ANNIES or BACK TO NATURE.