The best blueberry kefir smoothie for gut health. Discover the anti-inflammatory blueberry kefir smoothie with gut healthy prebiotics. Enjoy our kefir smoothie for gut health

The best blueberry kefir smoothie with banana

This is our best blueberry kefir smoothie recipe and has become a favorite with the Guts & Glory team. Filled with vitamins and probiotics, this energizing and gut healthy kefir smoothie will set you up for a great day!

The probiotic benefit of kefir milk is amazing and the blueberries are anti-inflammatory powerhouses, packed with antioxidants and polyphenols.

Combine that with the gut healthy prebiotic fiber from banana, you’ve got a great kefir smoothie for gut health!

  • 1 dl kefir
  • 2 dl almond milk, or milk of choice (dairy or plant base)
  • Splash of orange juice
  • 100-150 g frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla sugar (the baking kind)

Optional:

  • Add natural sweetener if you want a sweeter version, as the sweetness of berries and bananas will vary
  • Add to the probiotic benefit of kefir milk by adding e.g. MegaSporeBiotic from Microbiome Labs. Not only can you open the capsule and sprinkle it into the smoothie, when I contacted their Clinical Support Team, they reassured me that the Bacillus spores are heat stable for cooking as well!
    PS I’ve had great results with MegaSporeBiotic to help calm my acne prone skin, following a skin microbiome test I did (you can read all about it here)

Enjoy the anti-inflammatory benefits of blueberry with our gut healthy blueberry kefir smoothie. Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

First, place all the ingredients in a blender, then mix until the blueberry kefir smoothie has a smooth consistency. Taste to see if you want it a little sweeter, as bananas vary a lot in sweetness depending on how ripe they are.

You can replace almond milk with regular dairy milk, or any plant based milk of choice. Regardless, this kefir smoothie for gut health will boost your microbiome – the trillions of microbes that exist in our gut. So put it on your weekly rotation of smoothie drink recipes!

β€œThe fact that Lactobacillus, commonly found in fermented foods and yogurt, is linked to stress management and potential prevention of depression and anxiety opens up exciting possibilities for holistic approaches to mental health.”

Aviva Romm, MD

Kefir milk is an easy and relatively cheap way to enjoy the benefit of probiotics. Arguably the main benefit of kefir milk are the trillions of beneficial bacteria that can improve your gut health.

Drinking kefir milk regularly can help improve digestion, boost immune function, reduce inflammation and boost brain health and mood.

And this blueberry kefir smoothie is a tasty way to achieve just that!

If you enjoy the blueberry kefir smoothie, try this super-tasty strawberry kefir milk smoothie as well (link to Instagram).

Milk kefir smoothie recipes: The best blueberry kefir smoothie for gut health. Discover the anti-inflammatory blueberry kefir smoothie with gut healthy prebiotics. Enjoy our kefir smoothie for gut health
Milk kefir smoothie: The best blueberry kefir smoothie for gut health. Discover the anti-inflammatory blueberry kefir smoothie with gut healthy prebiotics . Enjoy our kefir smoothie for gut health

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DISCOVER THE BENEFIT OF KEFIR MILK plus 9 top kefir brands.

  • Nutrient-rich. Bananas are a great source of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Blueberries, in turn, are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin K. By combining these fruits with kefir, you enhance the smoothie with protein, calcium, and extra vitamins and minerals, but you also make the blueberry kefir smoothie a definite must-have on your rotation list.
  • Immunity: The probiotics found in this kefir smoothie for gut health can help strengthen the immune system by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. A healthy gut microbiome is essential for optimal immune function and may help reduce the risk of infections and illnesses.
  • Energy boost. Bananas are a natural source of carbohydrates and sugars, providing a quick energy boost. Combined with the nutrients and probiotics in kefir, a kefir smoothie for gut health can be a satisfying and energizing snack or meal replacement.
  • Bone health. Kefir contains calcium, which is important for bone health. This is why drinking kefir regularly, especially in combination with vitamin K from blueberries, can support strong bones and prevent osteoporosis.
  • Probiotic-rich. The fact that kefir contains probiotics, or friendly bacteria, also means this is a food that can boost your mood and help you feel your best. So, drinking blueberry kefir smoothie is like inviting the cool kids to the party and who doesn’t want that? Nobody, that’s who πŸ™‚

Overall, a kefir smoothie for gut health – with banana and blueberries – can be a delicious and nutritious addition to your diet.

In other words, it’s a quick and easy way to enjoy the benefit of probiotics, providing a range of health benefits for both your gut and overall well-being.

So, add it to your list of the best kefir smoothie recipes!

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

The best gut healthy blueberry kefir smoothie for gut health. Discover the anti-inflammatory blueberry kefir smoothie with gut healthy prebiotics. Enjoy a frozen blueberry smoothie recipe, as the easiest blueberry smoothie for gut health. Enjoy our kefir smoothie for gut health

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