Purple shakes seem to be all the rage right now, but those artificial ingredients make us grimace. So we’ve put together a treat that will leave you feeling good about your decisions. Our Purple Celebration Smoothie is made with a medley of fresh fruit and Organic Whole Milk Lifeway Kefir, which is loaded with protein and probiotics. We top the drink off with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a dusting of organic sprinkles for a touch of indulgence.
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
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp. acaí powder
- 2 cups Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- coconut whipped cream for topping
- organic sprinkles for topping
- Combine frozen pineapple, blueberries, blackberries, 1 banana, acaí powder, and Plain Organic Whole Milk Lifeway Kefir, then blend until smooth.
- Pour a small amount into your cup, add 1-2 tbsp Plain Lifeway Kefir. Top with whipped coconut cream and organic sprinkles.