Hey coffee lovers, are you ready for a fa-brew-lous recipe? Try our Vanilla Kefir Brew Parfait. Bold and flavorful, rich and decadent, this delicious parfait layers fruits and spices with the full-bodied taste of coffee. We use dates for a natural sweetener and our Lifeway Vanilla Kefir for a hefty portion of #protein and #probiotics. With just enough caffeine to give you the boost you need, our Vanilla #Kefir Brew Parfait makes the perfect mid-morning treat. This may just become your new favorite dessert of summer!
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.
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.
- 1 Cup Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice
- 3 cups frozen banana (about 2 large frozen bananas)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Raspberries, chopped
- Strawberries, chopped
- Whipped Coffee:
- 1 tbsp instant coffee powder
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
- Blend together all the smoothie ingredients .
- In a bowl, mix instant coffee powder and sugar. Add evaporated milk and beat until coffee and sugar is light and fluffy.