gut-friendly green smoothie with probiotics
This recipe is a green smoothie probiotic delight! The healthy fats from avocado combined with super-food spinach will keep your engine going for hours.
Probiotic foods – such as the kefir in this recipe – contain live bacteria that are good for your gut and by eating probiotic foods we can help increase our body’s population of good bacteria. So, add this to your list of gut health smoothies.
Handful of spinach – fresh or frozen
2 dl kefir
1 tablespoon honey, good quality
1 cm ginger, finely chopped or grated
A splash of milk or water, if too thick
Optional: 1 tablespoon inulin powder – this is a type of dietary fiber or prebiotic, meaning it acts as food for the good bacteria in your gut
- Peel the avocado, remove pit and scoop into a blender using a spoon.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend well.
- Add a splash of milk or water, if too thick.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy. PS avocado tends to change color if left too long, so this one is best right away.
WHY GREEN GUT-FRIENDLY SMOOTHIE IS GOOD FOR YOU
Avocado, rich in monounsaturated fats, provides a creamy texture while supplying essential vitamins, such as E, K, and folate. These nutrients play a vital role in supporting the body’s immune system and promoting healthy cell function.
Kefir, a fermented dairy product, enhances the smoothie with probiotics—live beneficial bacteria that foster a balanced gut microbiome. These probiotics aid in digestion, improve nutrient absorption, and contribute to a healthier gut environment.
The combination of avocado and kefir creates a symbiotic relationship between healthy fats and gut-friendly bacteria, promoting a diverse microbiota essential for optimal digestive function. In other words, this recipe is a true green smoothie probiotic delight.
Moreover, this smoothie offers a wealth of fiber from both avocado and kefir, supporting bowel regularity and promoting a feeling of fullness. The fiber content also serves as a prebiotic, nourishing the beneficial bacteria in the gut.
In conclusion, a smoothie featuring avocado and kefir not only delights the taste buds but also delivers a potent blend of essential nutrients, healthy fats, and probiotics, fostering gut health and contributing to overall vitality. Regular consumption can lead to improved digestion, enhanced nutrient absorption, and a strengthened immune system, making it a delicious and nutritious addition to a balanced diet.
PS Ginger also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and adds a refreshing taste to this green goddess smoothie.
PPS Why not make your own kefir with kefir grains? An easy job according to The Gut Health Doctor!