At Lifeway, we love sharing delicious, healthy foods. That’s why our Greens ’n’ Guava Smoothie Bowl is loaded with crisp spinach, a blend of fresh fruits, and Guava Lifeway Kefir. The newest member of the Lifeway family, Guava Lifeway Kefir is packed with probiotics to support your microbiome and is high in protein and calcium for muscles and bones. It’s a great base for any smoothie recipe because its flowery-sweet flavor complements the other ingredients perfectly!
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.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant 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 systems.Prep Time: 10 mins Servings: 2
- 1 cup Lowfat Guava Kefir
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup fresh spinach or other fresh greens (kale, arugula, or spring mix, etc.)
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh pineapple
- 1-2 fresh Medjool dates (pitted)
- Toppings: fresh strawberry slices, raw sunflower or pumpkin seeds, sliced kiwi, or guava slices if you can source them locally
- Add everything except your toppings to a blender and blend until completely smooth and creamy. There shouldn’t be any chunks of greens or fruit. Using all frozen fruit helps make it thicker, so adjust accordingly.
- Scoop the mixture into a bowl and add the suggested toppings of your choice.