Spicy Banana Kefir Smoothie

Spicy Banana Kefir Smoothie

Ryan pouring homemade Kefir into the blender

This is a quick and easy to make smoothie that imparts plenty of good nutrition. Probiotics, healthy bacteria, and friendly flora are all terms that are becoming more mainstream, which this smoothie has plenty of via the kefir.

Kefir is a traditional fermented beverage teaming with the “good” bacteria that live in your digestive tract. These friendlies help digest your food, help you assimilate nutrients, and play a starring role in the health and effectiveness of your immune system. Their importance cannot be overstated.

Maintaining a healthy colony of bacteria is essential to good health, but is quite challenging in today’s world of antibiotics, processed food, and environmental toxins. Consuming kefir on a regular basis is just what your digestive tract needs to stay flush with healthy bacteria. Kefir also happens to blend exceptionally well as the base of your smoothie. This recipe calls for straight kefir, but I usually go 50/50 with kefir and either milk, water, or tea.

Kefir has a tangy taste that I’ve grown to love. A small cup is perfect after a hot, spicy meal, or to quench sugar cravings. Homemade kefir is your best option, but store bought is still quite good.

Feel free to add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg instead of measuring out 1/4 teaspoon of each…at least that’s how I roll with the spices. Enjoy!

Spicy Banana Kefir Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup kefir (from milk or coconut water)
  • 1 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

The Add-ons

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach or kale or other leafy green
  • One or more of the following superfoods: maca, cacao, bee pollen, goji berries, hemp seeds

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend on high until the desired consistency is reached, usually around for 30-45 seconds.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Vitamin A: 13% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 21% RDA
  • Calcium: 31% RDA
  • Iron: 3% RDA

Please leave a comment below if you try this spicy banana kefir smoothie. Happy Blending!

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4 Responses to Spicy Banana Kefir Smoothie

  1. Yum! I had never made a Kefir smoothie before and ended up here after a Google search. Tasty! I accidentally added a half teaspoon of cinnamon and of nutmeg, but it wasn’t too much. I also added cacao powder. Next time I might cut it in half with water, but it wouldn’t be necessary. Thanks!!

    • Ryan #

      Hi Mary! I’m glad you liked the kefir smoothie. I like a little extra spice myself :) Cacao powder ends up in most of my smoothies. Because kefir is so rich I tend to mix it half and half with milk, water, or tea myself. Cheers!

  2. Yummy! whoooah I want to make that soon. When I read the ingredients and on how to do it. I feel confident that I can make that one. ^_^

    • Ryan #

      Hey Jack, you won’t have any trouble making this smoothie. Enjoy!
      Ryan

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