We’ve got a little post-workout reward to inspire your next workout routine. Made with Lifeway Kefir, almond butter, and gluten-free oats, our Honey Protein Banana Bread Smoothie is packed with the probiotics your microbiome needs and the complete source of protein your body needs. It’s also got all the warm, comforting flavors of freshly baked banana bread blended into a velvety textured smoothie. Plus, with probiotics from the Lifeway Kefir feeding off the prebiotic fibers from the oats and banana, you know you’re treating your body to something truly nourishing.
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: 1
- 1 cup frozen banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp. raw almond butter
- 1/3 cup gluten free oats
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- toppings - fresh banana, cinnamon, raw honey, dark chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Serve in your favorite cups and enjoy!