Get cultured this weekend with a Honey Spice Kefir Lassi. What’s lassi? It’s a traditional Indian drink of fermented dairy with fruit and spices blended in. Our lassi ingredients include freshly grated ginger, cinnamon, honey, and our probiotic plain kefir. The earthy root, ginger, gives this drink a warm and spicy flavor, and may aid in digestion. Cinnamon has antioxidants to protect cells from damage, honey adds a touch of natural sweetness, and the 12 live and active probiotics in our kefir may support a balanced and healthy gut microbiome. This drink may be cool to the touch, but it’ll warm you right up with its spicy natural flavor.
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 both your immune and digestive system.
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.
- 1 ½ cups Lifeway Plain Lowfat Kefir
- 2 tsp raw honey
- 2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon + more for garnish
- Ice, as needed
- Combined all ingredients into the pitcher of a high powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, adding more kefir and ice as needed to achieve desired consistency. Dust with cinnamon before serving.