The social season is upon us, which means dancing the night away with every eligible bachelor in town. To keep up our energy, we fancy a spot of London Fog Smoothie before a long horse and buggy ride to the ball. It’s a blend of pitted dates, vanilla extract, hemp hearts, Earl Grey tea, and vanilla #kefir. Dates are high in dietary fiber to support digestive health. Earl Grey tea is a combination of black tea and bergamot orange extract. It has beneficial plant compounds known as polyphenols, which act as antioxidants that protect cells from reactive molecules called free radicals. Our vanilla kefir is high in protein per serving and 12 live and active probiotic cultures that may support a healthy gut microbiome and immunity. You simply must try it – even Lady Whistledown would write a shining review of this delicious drink!
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 brewed Earl Grey tea, frozen into ice cubes (you can also use decaf Earl Grey tea)
- 1 cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp maple syrup, optional
- Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!