Watch me whip up this smoothie in five minutes flat. This Whipped Coconut and Raspberry Smoothie is a little tart, a little tangy, and so good for your guts. It’s whipped coconut milk layered between a probiotic raspberry kefir puree. Coconut milk is a good source of copper for healthy bones as well as magnesium and manganese, which both have anti-inflammatory benefits. Raspberries are a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Raspberry kefir has 11 grams of protein per serving to support strong muscles and 12 live and active probiotic cultures that may balance the gut microbiome. Top this gut-healthy smoothie with granola, fresh raspberries, and that’s it! Now watch me nae nae!
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.
- 13.5oz full-fat coconut milk chilled for 1-2 days
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1 cup Raspberry Lowfat Kefir
- 1 frozen banana
- 4 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1-2 tsp honey
- 4-5 ice cubes
- Whip the "whipped coconut" ingredients together and set aside.
- Blend together the raspberry smoothie and pour into a chilled glass. Mix in the whipped coconut. Enjoy!