Want to make your gut happy? Indulge in a Kefir Smoothie! Not only is this creamy breakfast treat easy to make, but it’s loaded with probiotics that your gut, microbiome, and body will love.
I have news for you, yogurt lovers: there’s a better probiotic available. Kefir is a healthy dairy product with three times as many probiotics as yogurt. It’s a creamy, tangy, and gut-friendly food you can use in this easy Kefir Smoothie!
If you love making fruit smoothies for breakfast (cherry smoothies and grapefruit smoothies are my favorites), you’ll have a great time putting this kefir smoothie together. It’s made with bananas, frozen strawberries, seeds, and some spinach. Healthy, much? Plus, you can add whatever you want to it and still enjoy all of the probiotic goodness.
Why this should be your go-to smoothie
- The probiotics in kefir can help restore your body’s microbiome and promote a healthy gut.
- A kefir smoothie first thing in the morning is a fantastic way to start your day.
- It’s creamy, smooth, fruity, and easy to make!
- Kefir - This yogurt-like fermented dairy product can do wonders for your gut and body. When whole milk is fermented with kefir grains, kefir (‘kee-fur’) is formed. It contains more than 50 species of probiotic bacteria, which can help repopulate the good bacteria in your gut. If yogurt is your go-to probiotic, you’re bound to love kefir!
- Fruit and spinach - Frozen bananas and strawberries will give the smoothie an ice cold slushy texture and fruity flavor while a handful of spinach adds a tasteless layer of nutrients (like iron and calcium).
- Milk - Any kind of milk will do when you need to thin out the smoothie.
- Seeds - Flaxseeds, chia seeds, or hemp seeds give this smoothie extra fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
Step 1: Put everything in a blender. Add all of the smoothie ingredients into a blender.
Step 2: Blend. Blend until smooth, then enjoy!
Tips and FAQs
- Only add milk kefir to your smoothie. Water kefir is better off as a drink on its own.
- If you can’t find it in stores, learn how to make milk kefir at home. It’s really easy and can be done with almost any kind of milk!
- While frozen bananas are best for a thick and slushy smoothie, fresh bananas work too.
- No bananas at home? Replace them with ½ cup of frozen blueberries instead.
- Customize your kefir smoothie recipe with a few extra add-ins. A scoop of protein powder, cocoa powder, a drizzle of honey, frozen fruit or berries, and peanut butter or seed butter would all be tasty additions!
Is kefir healthy?
Like many fermented foods, kefir is packed with probiotics, vitamins and minerals, and other characteristics that will help keep us healthy. Research has shown that eating kefir consistently can lower blood sugar, help prevent infections, and promote digestion. It’s also less irritating than regular lactose, which means it can be a friendly choice for some lactose-intolerant people.
What does kefir taste like?
Kefir is a little tangy and sour, just like Greek yogurt. The texture is thicker than milk but thinner than yogurt.
Can this smoothie be made dairy free?
Dairy free coconut kefir can be used in the smoothie as a replacement for the classic. Use your favorite dairy free milk as well, then enjoy!
More smoothie recipes
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- 1 banana
- ½ cup strawberries frozen
- ½ cup kefir plain
- ⅓ cup milk or more as needed
- 2 tablespoon flaxseed OR chia seeds or both
- 1 cup spinach
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!