Be a mermaid and make waves this Smoothie Saturday with our Mermaid Beauty Bowl. We used skin-nourishing ingredients like spirulina, collagen, banana, and kefir! Research shows that probiotics may “create a barrier [in the gut] to reduce inflammation, which can trigger certain skin conditions.” Our kefir also contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), a popular ingredient in skincare products. Whether you want a mermaid tail or healthy skin, tending to your gut-skin axis with this smoothie is a great place to begin!
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 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower
- 2 cups Coconut Honey Whole Milk Kefir
- 1/2 tsp blue spirulina
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 Medjool dates
- 2 tsp collagen
- Blend everything together. Top with coconut flakes, blueberries, and mint leaves (raspberries optional).