When Taylor Swift said that karma was her boyfriend, we felt that. Bejeweled with edible glitter for a little extra visual flair, this Karma Kefir Smoothie recipe is a mirrorball of nutrients and flavor. Grab your cardigan and run to the store for blackberries, blueberries, banana, and Lifeway Kefir so you can make this for your lover and set yourself up for some great midnights.
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-fat 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. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
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 prebiotic fiber, but it’s 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.
- 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional or your favorite sweetener/alternative)
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- 1 cup ice
- 1 scoops collagen peptides
- 1 tsp edible glitter
- 3-4 tbsp activated charcoal
- Toppings - frozen raspberries, frozen blueberries, frozen blackberries
- Add all ingredients except the charcoal in a high speed blender and blend until smooth
- Remove half of the smoothie and put it in a separate bowl
- Add in the activated charcoal with the remaining smoothie and blend until incorporated
- Add in equal parts of each smoothie into desired cup and slightly mix together to create layers of each color bleed into each other.