Sail on to better health with our Ocean Smoothie! This kefir smoothie sensation is making waves with a creamy blend of avocado, banana, almond butter, pineapple, and Coconut Honey Organic Whole Milk Lifeway Kefir. It’s a tasty treat for land or sea. So, give your gut a dose of good bacteria with the 12 live and active probiotic cultures found in every bottle of Lifeway Kefir.
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: 15 mins Servings: 2
- 2 cups Coconut Honey Whole Milk Kefir
- 1/3 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 scoop any vanilla protein powder
- 1 scoop vanilla collagen powder
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1tsp blue spiraling + extra for glass
- Use a frother to whip the coconut cream until light and fluffy
- Add it to the bottom of a glass - leave a tad for the top
- Sprinkle blue spirulina into the glass.
- Place all the other ingredients and add the spirulina, then blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into the glass with the coconut cream and spirulina. Enjoy!