Kefir being a fermented food, is a pro-biotic like yogurt, but better, because kefir brings good bacteria to the gut, and helps them colonize. Oh yippee good stuff growing inside! Since I bought a non flavored kefir, I decided to make a smoothie, because the fruit would make it sweet. Just in case I did not like the taste of kefir.
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Kefir is similar in taste to plain yogurt or buttermilk, but fizzy. And besides being good for digestive health, it contains many nutrients, including B-12, Vitamin K and Biotin.
Banana Strawberry Kefir Smoothie
Two organic bananas
1/2 cup organic strawberries
1/2 cup kefir
1 Tbs organic honey
1 Tsp chia soaked
1 Tbs Flax Powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
The fruits can be frozen or fresh. Just be sure to freeze the banana without its skin!
I froze the whole thing one time and it was just silly how hard it was to peel a frozen banana! Mix ingredients in your blender or smoothie machine. This made enough for two goblets. Top with a drizzle of kefir and a fresh strawberry!
The smoothie tasted delicious, and yes, 'The King' loved it too! The kefir if tasted alone, is slightly bitter, so I would add kefir to something else, or buy a flavored version. Kefir can be used instead of milk or yogurt in other recipes, even mashed potatoes. I will get this 'new to me' product again since it is a healthy pro-biotic, and see what else we can do with it's magical powers!