This probiotic blackberry, blueberry & kefir smoothie makes the whole body happy -- gut, brain and taste buds included!
Berries are some of the most nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich foods on the planet, and I make a point of eating them almost every day.
The flavonoids and other powerful phytochemicals found in berries have been shown to combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. As a result, berry consumption is believed to help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and cognitive decline. Berries are also low in calories and high in fibre, making them a great choice for healthy weight control!
Kefir is a fermented drink made from dairy or non-dairy milk. It has a yogurt-like taste and lots of immune-boosting and disease-fighting benefits. Kefir contains bioactive compounds that can improve gut and skin health, and help to reduce the risk of cancer and allergy symptoms. One compound found only in kefir, known as kefiran, has been found to fight against candida, a common yeast infection.
For 3 servings, blend together until smooth:
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup coconut kefir
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- pure stevia, agave or raw honey (nonvegan) to sweeten as desired
To serve as a complete breakfast, add 2 Tbsp per serving Bulletproof upgraded collagen or your choice of protein powder as directed.