Gut Cleanse Smoothie

We’ve got a gut feeling you’re going to like this one. Designed for both your tastebuds and your body, this recipe delight is packed with ingredients to support digestion and leave you feeling your best. Our Gut Cleanse Smoothie starts with Plain Lifeway Kefir, which is packed with good bacteria to help support a healthy microbiome. We complement the kefir with an orange. This citrus fruit contains pectin, one of the best types of prebiotic fiber, to help fuel the probiotics in the Lifeway Kefir. The recipe is rounded out with a spoonful of flaxseed, which gives this drink the perfect texture while adding soluble fiber, and ginger, which has been shown to encourage digestion.

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 immunityimprove 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 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 your immune system and digestive system.

Servings: 1


  1. Blend the ingredients in a blender, then enjoy!
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