Sweet Potato Gingerbread Smoothie

Lay back, relax, and sip on a spicy Sweet Potato Gingerbread Smoothie. It’s a blend of sweet potato, ginger, maple syrup, almond butter, and our probiotic vanilla kefir. Sweet potato has prebiotic fiber to fuel the 12 live and active probiotic cultures in our kefir; ginger has powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties; almond butter is high in monounsaturated fats, which help to raise the good levels of cholesterol; and kefir contains tryptophan, the amino acid that raises the serotonin levels in your brain, which helps to keep you happy. Bottom line: this smoothie will make you feel so good that your smile will rival the Gingerbread man’s.

Your Gut Matters

Eating habits also play a role in mental health. Research has shown that probiotic-rich foods decrease anxiety and boost the mood. That makes kefir a great wellbeing tool because it contains 12 live and probiotic cultures. Psychiatrist James Greenblatt explained that “‘the gut is really your second brain. There are more neurons in the GI tract than anywhere else except the brain.’” As research continues to develop, it’s becoming more and more apparent that there is a link between the gut and the brain. What was once suspected as one-way communication (brain to gut) is now understood to be more of a two-way system. Thus, the health of our gut may directly impact the health of our minds.

Servings: 1 - 2


  1. In a blender, combine the sweet potato, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, kefir, and salt. Blend on high speed for 3 minutes, or until completely smooth.
  2. Pour into a mug and serve!