Smoothies featuring kefir

Ferment Your Way to Phenomenal Health

Fermented Beverages - Milk Kefir

Milk kefir is one of the healthiest and easiest fermented beverages you can make yourself.

Fermented drinks, and foods, are among the latest trends in superfoods. Fermentation is a natural process, one that humans have been manipulating and benefiting from for millennia. Fermented foods and drinks are rich in probiotics, those helpful microorganisms that work in your digestive tract to improve your health in a number of ways.

Not all fermented products, pickles for instance, are appropriate for smoothies, but many are. Once you have learned about kefir, kombucha, Hindu lemonade, and other tasty fermented drinks you will definitely want to craft smoothie recipes around them.

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Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie

Peanut-Butter-Kefir-SmoothieWhat a delightful treat this was for breakfast this morning. Rich, creamy, and full of flavor and good nutrition.

Peanut butter has a special place in my heart. Without it I never would have made it through college. Peanut butter sandwiches were the foundation of my diet. If only I knew then what I know now :)

Thankfully, peanut butter is a healthy food with some nice health benefits such as: Continue Reading →

Cantaloupe Kefir Smoothie

Cantaloupe Kefir Smoothie

Alas, my first smoothie featuring the delightful cantaloupe is here :)

I picked up a nice ripe cantaloupe from my co-op yesterday specifically to make this smoothie recipe, which was gifted to me by a faithful reader. Thanks, Mari!

For whatever reason I haven’t been consuming much melon lately, but that’s going to change. The cantaloupe and this smoothie were ridiculously delicious.

Cantaloupe is rich in vitamins A and C and is a good source of potassium and beta-carotene. This nutrient profile offers powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support to your body.

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Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

Blueberry Kefir SmoothieKefir makes for a creamy, probiotic rich drink that when combined with blueberries renders one ultra-healthy and delicious smoothie!

Including fermented food and drink into your diet is vital for optimal health. Fermentation increases the nutrients, enzymes, and beneficial bacteria (probiotics) of food.

Poor gut health is linked to numerous ailments. Keep your piping healthy by regularly consuming fermented food and drink such as kefir.

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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.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana SmoothieAccording to Google, this is the most popular smoothie with slightly over 10,000 people a month searching for “strawberry banana smoothie”. Below you’ll find what you can use to make an extremely healthy version of this classic and wildly popular smoothie recipe. The possibilities and variations are endless.

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