Today, we’re putting the mint in refreshment. Our Mint and Rosemary Frozen Lemonade is an easy-to-make drink that combines fresh, herbal flavors with citrusy lemon for a cool, invigorating treat. We use Lifeway Lemon Kefir in this recipe for its rich, creamy consistency and 12 active probiotic cultures. The gut-focused trio of mint, rosemary, and probiotics means that this Smoothie Saturday delight is more than just delicious. It’s also something your microbiome is going to love.
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.
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: 10 mins Servings: 2
- 4-6 Lemons, juiced
- 10 mint leaves
- 10 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 2 cups Lemon Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 cups ice
- Add in all ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and top with lemon and rosemary.