Now you can have your cake and sip it too with our Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie made with our organic whole milk lemon kefir. 🍋 We’re not kidding around when we say this smoothie literally tastes like a slice of the creamiest cheesecake in a glass. For the ultimate #KefirCheesecake experience, we rimmed the glass with crushed graham cracker and used ingredients with amazing health benefits. Blueberries are a nutrient-dense superfood that provides fiber, manganese, vitamin C & K, as well as antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C to support heart health and immunity. Kefir is an all-natural, tart, and tangy superfood that may balance the gut microbiome with protein, vitamin D, and 12 live and active probiotic cultures. (That’s more than double the probiotics in cultured yogurt!) You’ve got to try this gut-healthy blend for yourself.
Recipe Video: HERE
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.
- 1 cup Lemon Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup vanilla or blueberry granola
- 2 tbsp whipped coconut cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup frozen banana
- Blend together all ingredients in blender.
- Rim the glass with coconut oil and dip the glass in crushed graham cracker.
- Pour in a small amount of lemon kefir at the bottom of your glass, pour the smoothie on top of the kefir.
- Top with whipped coconut cream and granola.