Refresh your mind and gut this Smoothie Saturday by making our Matcha Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie. This earthy blend of cucumber, ginger, pineapple, matcha, and kefir has probiotics to help support a healthy immune system and boost your mood. With probiotics and amino acids that assist energy regulation and calming emotions, this smoothie has more than just great flavor.
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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 frozen pineapple
- 1/2 frozen banana
- ¼ cucumber, cubed
- 1 ¼ cups Ceremonial Matcha Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 tbsp pure matcha powder
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root
- Blend everything together. Enjoy!