We’re now serving this delicious tropical Energizer Smoothie at the Lifeway Kefir Shop in Miami Beach! With a bright, tropical, exotic flavor reminiscent of a piña colada, this fan-favorite is a must for the Florida sun. Packed with probiotics and protein from Lifeway Kefir, The Energizer is formulated with an invigorating mix of ingredients to put a little pep in your step as you go through your day. Many tropical fruits are also great for gut health and contain natural digestive enzymes and calming properties to the gut. Grab one of these smoothies at The Lifeway Kefir Shop pop-up if you’re in Florida, or just make it at home with the recipe below! If you find yourself in Miami, we’re in the Showfields building at 530 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL. We hope to see you there!
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. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates that are a source of fiber that are naturally found in a variety of plant foods[b]. 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. Lifeway Oat contains both prebiotics and probiotics for optimal gut and brain health.Prep Time: 2-5 mins Servings: 1
- 1 cup Peach Lowfat Kefir
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
- 8oz. of any b12 energizer liquid of choice (we used Boost)
- Place all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth