S’mores capture the feeling of sitting by a dancing fire under the stars, comforted by the sounds of nature and your loved ones. This creation is a healthy way to honor those summer nights, allowing you to enjoy the sweetness of s‘mores without starting a fire. Our S’mores Parfait modernizes classic flavors, using dark chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers, and Lifeway Plain Low-Fat Kefir to bring a tangy creaminess to every spoonful.
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.Servings: 1
- 1 cup Plain Lowfat Kefir
- 1 fresh or frozen banana
- 2 whole graham crackers
- 2 tbsp. dark chocolate mini chunks
- 2 tbsp. mini marshmallows
- chocolate syrup for topping of choice
- Blend the low-fat kefir with the frozen banana, then add half the mixture to a cup and layer with half the other ingredients, then follow with the rest of the kefir/banana mixture and another layer of toppings. Enjoy!