It’s Galentine’s Day, aka the perfect excuse to spoil your soul sisters with fresh Strawberry Basil Margarita Smoothies. It’s a tart and tangy mocktail made with strawberry, basil, lime, and our strawberry kefir. (Option to give this blend a boozy boost with tequila!) It’s perfect to sip on while you and your girls chat over brunch or watch a romantic comedy. Strawberries and lime are both excellent sources of vitamin C to support immune and skin health. Basil has vitamin K, which is an essential nutrient in producing prothrombin, the protein that aids in blood clotting and bone metabolism. Strawberry kefir is up to 99% free of lactose with protein, vitamin D, and 12 live and active probiotic cultures, which may balance the gut microbiome and strengthen the immune system. Before pouring, rim the edges of each chilled glass with lime zest and sugar. They will love that it’s delicious and great for their gut health.
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.
- 10 oz Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 1/2 cup organic strawberries, frozen
- 1/2 lime, peeled
- zest of half of a lime
- a small handful of basil leaves
- 1 pinch salt
- Optional: make it boozy! 1 1/2 oz tequila
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.
- Note: Rim glass with SUGAR mixed with Lime Zest