Creep it real this Smoothie Saturday by blending up our Halloween-inspired Death by Chocolate Smoothie. This naturally sweet recipe is packed with superfood ingredients like hemp hearts, flax, chia seeds, and our vanilla whole milk kefir. With tart raspberry cutting through the rich chocolate flavor, every sip will leave you transfixed.
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.
- 2 large bananas, frozen
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 1/2 cups Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 3 tbsp almond or cashew butter
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 3 tbsp ground flax
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 soft dates (take the seed out)
- Add the bananas, raspberries, nut butter, hemp, flax, chia, cacao, and dates to a blender. Add the kefir, then blend at high speed until very smooth.
- Garnish with dark chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries.