Ease into your evening with a Rest & Restore Smoothie. We blended all-natural, calming ingredients to help you achieve a zen state of mind. The avocado, almond butter, and banana all have magnesium, a mineral that reduces inflammation and lowers the production of cortisol. Banana and coconut kefir both have tryptophan, the amino acid that breaks down into melatonin and serotonin. We included a dose of melatonin, the hormone that regulates the body’s sleep-wake cycle, as well as honey and vanilla extract for a soothing smoothie. You’ll unwind with each sip and before long, you’ll start to slip into dreamland.
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 fat 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.
- 1 cup Coconut Whole Milk Kefir
- 1/2 tsp liquid melatonin
- 1/2 frozen avocado
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached.