Nutritious and delicious, our Maca Smoothie is the best of both worlds. The nourishment comes from bananas, avocados, and probiotic-rich Lifeway Kefir. This tasty trio loads the drink with vitamins, minerals, protein, and probiotics. But our smoothie also boasts an incredible flavor. Maca’s naturally sweet, nutty taste goes so well with rich cacao, and tangy Lifeway Kefir
What to Know About Maca:
Maca is a root from Peru that is very adaptable to growing in extreme conditions and still thriving, therefore, it is known as an adaptogen. Adaptogens can adjust to a variety of imbalances, and many people use it holistically to balance out their energy levels, hormones, and mood. This has not been proven, however, but it has shown to be effective with many people. Some women also use it to manage hormonal hot flashes. It’s quite easy to use and has a delicious nutty, almost butterscotch flavor and pairs well with the flavors of cinnamon, chocolate, and ginger. A little bit goes a long way, and it blends magically with our delicious kefir. Our Maca Smoothie is a guiltless, crave-worthy treat that will power you through your day in a healthy way!
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 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. Our 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 prebiotics, so they’re 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.Prep Time: 2-5 Minutes Servings: 2
- 1 banana
- 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 cup Coconut Honey Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 avocado
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 5 ice cubes
- dark chocolate, for topping
- hemp seeds, for topping or your favorite option
- In a blender, blend everything until smooth and creamy.
- Top with coconut flakes and granola or whatever your favorite toppings are!