It’s peak rhubarb season, and we’re ready to get down with our Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie. We love this pink vegetable. Tart and tangy with a bit of a citrus bite, rhubarb is loaded with vitamin K which studies have tied to bone metabolism and regulation of blood calcium levels. This malleable #recipe can be milk-based or plant-based, depending on your preferences. Dairy-lovers will enjoy our Lifeway Strawberry Rhubarb Kefir in this smoothie, while vegans will want to opt for our Strawberry Vanilla Oat. Both @LifewayKefir and @LifewayOat are packed with #probiotics for gut health. Both options are gluten-free and made with all-natural ingredients. And both are absolutely delicious. Head to our bio for the #recipe. But if you’re choosing our Strawberry Rhubarb Kefir this #SmoothieSaturday, act fast! This seasonal favorite is only available for a limited time.
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.
- Blend together all ingredients, serve in small bowls and enjoy