Lifeway Kefir and green tea are a matcha made in heaven. We’re loading up on natural antioxidants today with our Morning Matcha Latte. It’s crowned with a delicious dollop of whipped cream that’s made with Lifeway Kefir. Not only is it a rich and decadent addition to the green tea goodness, but it’s also loaded with probiotics, elevating this refreshing drink by infusing it with gut-loving good bacteria.
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
- 3 tsp matcha powder (we like Golde Matcha)
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 2-3 tbsp. honey
- 1 cup ice
- For the Kefir Topping:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- In your glass, add the matcha powder and pour hot water over it. Add honey and blend with a handheld frother.
- In a food processor, add heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract. Blend until creamy.
- Add the Lifeway Kefir blended mixture over top of the matcha mix. Enjoy!