Today, we’re featuring a recipe for a lemon poppy seed muffin —in a bowl! We’re taking one of our favorite bakery items and converting it into a scrumptious smoothie bowl for any time of the week. Fragrant and decadent, but also all-natural and healthy, our Lemon Poppyseed Smoothie Bowl is a creamy, refreshing treat. It’s made with fresh fruits, veggies, and Lifeway Kefir, so it’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. And thanks to Lifeway Kefir, this dish also packs in the protein to energize your body and get your day started right!
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.Prep Time: 5 mins Servings: 1
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 1/2 cups frozen cauliflower
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 4 Medjool dates
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp almond extract
- 1 tbsp poppyseeds
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 1/2 cups Lemon Whole Milk Kefir
- Topping: lemons, lavender buds, coconut shreds, lime zest, poppyseeds
- Blend together all ingredients in a high powered blender. Top with lemon slices, lavender buds, coconut shreds, lime zest and poppyseeds.