We heard Jungkook from BTS loves Korean-style banana milk, so we made a special smoothie for him (and you)! We honored the simplicity of this Korean drink by just swapping out milk with our kefir, giving this recipe a probiotic boost. Kefir and banana are superfood buddies that support your digestion with prebiotics and probiotics. Give this Smoothie Saturday recipe a try by scrolling down.
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.
- 2 cups Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 banana (ripe), sliced into pieces
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!