If you carrot all about building a strong immune system, you’re going to love our Golden Immunity Smoothie. It’s a blend of healthy ingredients with bright colors and fresh flavors that support immunity and balance the gut microbiome. Mango is high in antioxidants that function in protecting the cells in your body from damage, and vitamin C for immune support. Carrots get their orange color from the antioxidant beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A and is known for supporting eye health. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C to support a healthy immune system and their prebiotic fiber helps to support a healthy gut microbiome by fueling the 12 live and active probiotic cultures in our kefir. Ginger has powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It also promotes detoxification with its natural compounds gingerol and shoals, which speed up the movement of food in the digestive system. Now that your gut and immune health are taken care of, you can concentrate on other things!
Your Gut Matters
Eating habits also play a role in mental health. Research has shown that probiotic-rich foods decrease anxiety and boost the mood. That makes kefir a great wellbeing tool because it contains 12 live and probiotic cultures. Psychiatrist James Greenblatt explained that “‘the gut is really your second brain. There are more neurons in the GI tract than anywhere else except the brain.’” As research continues to develop, it’s becoming more and more apparent that there is a link between the gut and the brain. What was once suspected as one-way communication (brain to gut) is now understood to be more of a two-way system. Thus, the health of our gut may directly impact the health of our minds.
- 1 mango, peeled, sliced into chunks
- ½ orange, peeled, quartered
- 1 large carrot, sliced into large chunks
- 1 ½ cups Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 small (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 6 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.