If you’re pining for a refreshing treat, we’ve got just what you need. Made simple with fresh pineapples and Lifeway Kefir, this delicious summer snack is a delight for the senses. Your taste buds will love the tart, tropical flavor, while your gut will appreciate the 25-30 billion colony-forming units of good bacteria. Combining the probiotics from the Lifeway Kefir with the prebiotics and bromelain from the pineapple makes this treat a dream for your gut. It’s a perfect pop!
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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 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: 8
- 20oz crushed pineapple
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 1Tbsp maple syrup
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Funnel mixture into popsicle molds.
- Cut pineapple into triangles. Cut a slit into the center of each pineapple from the rind. Slide a popsicle stick into the slit and add it into the popsicle mold.
- Freeze for at least 6 hours and enjoy!