Frozen berry and milk kefir smoothie

This is, like the other milk kefir smoothies, best when really cold. The frozen fruit helps it a lot, but it's a very good idea to pour your milk kefir into ice cube trays when you have too much; freeze and then you always have some to add to your smoothie,  with or without more milk kefir.  

Milk kefir is perhaps the most powerful ferment, loaded with Tryptophan an amino acid that is well-loved around the world for the way it soothes the nervous system. Kefir also contains active lactase enzymes, which is why even some people with lactose intolerance digest it with ease and why it can provide support  for all kinds of digestion problems. 

Ingredients

Use frozen berries of your choice. Blackberries, raspberries and blueberries are always a fabulous blend.  If you have your own source, pick and freeze while you can. Adding frozen fruit to this makes it more delicious I think.  You can also use a frozen mango for a Mando lassi effect, forgoing the spices and just blending the frozen mango and milk kefir. YUM. 

  • 750ml Milk Kefir
  • 1 cup of frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup banana, frozen or fresh
  • A dash maple syrup, if you don't have a banana
  • A drop of vanilla (takes the edge off for fussy people)
  • A pinch of cinnamon (good for you)

How to

  1. Add milk kefir to blender - 500mls liquid and 6 frozen into cubes if you have. 
  2. Add berries and broken banana
  3. If you feel the need, a dash of maple syrup is good, vanilla and cinnamon too
  4. Blend. 
  5. Enjoy. Pour excess into icy pole molds, or if frozen enough add to a bowl with nuts and seeds to eat for breakfast. 

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